College PublicationsExecutive Summary Collaboration in Practice Implementing Team-Based Care Report of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Task Force on Collaborative Practice Author Information Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care was developed by the Task Force on Collaborative Practice: John Jennings, MD (Past President); Peter Nielsen, MD, COL, MC, USA (Chair); Marcia L. Buck, PharmD; Catherine Collins-Fulea, CNM; Maureen Corry, MPH; Charles Cutler, MD, MACP; Mary Ann Faucher, CNM, PhD; Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC; Colleen Kraft, MD; John McGinnity, MS, PA-C; Kenneth P. Miller, PhD, RN, CFNP; Fred Ralston Jr, MD; Ellen Rathfon; C. Edwin Webb, PharmD, MPH; Wendy Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP; the ex officio members: Hilary Daniel; Fan Tait, MD; Angela Mastantuono, DO; and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ staff: Hal Lawrence III, MD; Debra Hawks, MPH; Mary A. Hyde, MSLS, AHIP; Margaret Villalonga; Sandra L. Patterson; Chuck Emig, MA; Amanda Guiliano; and Katie Ogden. The information in Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team- Based Care should not be viewed as a body of rigid rules. The guiance are general and intended to be adapted to many different situations, taking into account the needs and resources particular to the locality, the institution, or the type of practice. Variations and innovations that improve the quality of patient care are to be encouraged rather than restricted. The purpose of these guidance will be well served if they provide a firm basis on which local norms may be built. Copyright 2016 by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street, SW, PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20090-6920. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher. Executive summary: Collaboration in practice: implementing teambased care. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2016;127:612–7. Received December 29, 2015 Accepted December 29, 2015 Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 2016 - Volume 127 - Issue 3 - p 612-617 doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001304 Buy Metrics © 2016 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.