Education to Practice

Interprofessional Collaboration Service Center

Interprofessional Collaboration:

Interprofessional collaboration is a process for communication and decision making that enables the separate and shared knowledge and skills of different care providers to synergistically influence the care provided through changed attitudes and behaviors, all the while emphasizing person-centered goals and values (Health Canada, 2010).

Our goals

Inform

Capture key takeaways from existing and emerging research to communicate to busy professionals.

Connect

Match professionals with colleagues and experts that can help answer their questions using our network of over 700 individuals.

Create

Offer practice consulting and select learning management system services

Implementing Interprofessional Collaboration

01.

Establish Support

Secure buy-in for adopting a collaborative model of care from key staff and leadership

02.

Map Organizational Support

Complete peer-reviewed assessment to get the right people at the table, take stock, and take action

03.

Develop Core Competencies

Teach identified staff about interprofessional collaboration; introduce leadership and staff to key concepts regarding culture

04.

Train The Facilitator

Teach prospective facilitator(s) how to guide an interprofessional team and overcome conflict by prioritizing the patient’s goals

05.

Form The Team

In order to maximize impact, the team must be formed based on a significant community/patient need. Individuals (administrative, clinical, non-clinical) with capacity to respond to the need should join the team

06.

Create & Customize Tools

Topics may include: common language, scope of practice, turnover, shared decision making, collaborative care planning, culture change.

07.

Calibrate Team Performance

Establish and re-emphasize the team’s shared expectations for its members, practice conflict resolution, and address emergent issues

08.

Measure Progress

Assess outcomes, celebrate successes, identify ways to overcome barriers, and develop new priorities/plans to sustain interprofessional collaboration

Frequently asked questions

What is interprofessional collaboration?

Interprofessional collaboration is a process for communication and decision making that enables the separate and shared knowledge and skills of different care providers to synergistically influence the care provided through changed attitudes and behaviors, all the while emphasizing person-centered goals and values (Health Canada, 2010).

What is the Triple Aim?

The Triple Aim is a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) that describes an approach to optimizing health system performance. IHI believes that new designs must be developed to simultaneously pursue three dimensions: improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. Some experts add the goal of improving the work life of health care providers, including clinicians and staff, as a fourth goal to create the “Quadruple Aim.”

What is your consulting fee?

As a non-profit organization, we take pride in providing affordable services to our current and prospective partners. We offer a free initial consultation to learn more about the size, scope, and intensity of your needs in order to present you with a customized list of services for you to consider.

How is Education to Practice related to the Michigan Health Council?

Education to Practice is a service provided by the Michigan Health Council (MHC). MHC is a Michigan-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating a culture of health with health professionals at the heart of the delivery system. Our mission is to build health professional capacity by offering innovative products and services across six domains of work. The domains are: pipeline K-12, clinical education, workforce capacity, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, primary care, and social determinants of health.

contact information

  • Address

    2121 University Park Drive Okemos, MI 48864

  • Phone

    (517) 347 - 3332

  • Hours

    Mon - Fri: 08:00am - 5:00pm

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