Step 8: Measure progress

Patient needs, return-on-investment, sustainability, and everything else we presented in Step 1 to help you establish leadership support directly connects with how you should measure your progress. When these steps are aligned, both leaders and team members know why interprofessional collaboration is important, what success looks like, and how the team plans to achieve its desired outcomes.


The Interprofessional Collaborator Assessment Rubric (ICAR) helped our partners at the University of Michigan measure their health professional students’ achievement during an interprofessional rotation at a Federally Qualified Health Center. We helped prepare the Health Center for the experience and standardize their use of ICAR. As with customizing and creating tools, we offer you help selecting the right measurement tool for your practice needs.


Topics covered during this step include what are realistic interprofessional measurement goals, available tools, and opportunities to compare your results with peers.


Click on Step 8 listed in the Resources box to the right to see related content.