Step 6: Customize or create tools

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education displays close to 1,000 items on its Resource Exchange. If you search interprofessional collaboration on the Internet, the number reaches closer to 1 million. There is absolutely no shortage of information available at your fingertips; however, the time you have to make sense of it all may be extremely limited.

 

We specialize in sifting and selecting the right resources for you. Our research and outreach efforts beginning in 2012 earned us a seat on the Board of Directors for the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative. When resources do not exist that our partners need, we get to work creating it for them. For example, ACEMAPP—our clinical rotation management system—schedules interprofessional education rotations as well as pre-rotation certifications and offers learning management features based on a need from our partners in Southeast Michigan and Indiana.

 

Topics covered during this step include an overview of available tools, questions to ask yourself when considering a particular resource, and gaps between existing tools and your needs.

 

Click on Step 6 listed in the Resources box to the right to see related content.