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Six national health professions associations have formally joined to create the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), a national organization that will focus on better integrating and coordinating the education of nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, public health professionals, and other members of the patient health care team to provide more collaborative and patient-centered care.
The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is a unique public-private partnership charged by its funders to provide the leadership, evidence and resources needed to guide the nation on the use of interprofessional education and collaborative practice as a way to enhance the experience of health care, improve population health and reduce the overall cost of care.
The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC), a non-profit organization founded in 1992, takes pride in providing essential leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care.
The SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) technique, created by clinical staff at Kaiser Permanente in Colorado, provides a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient's condition.
13th Annual Report to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Congress of the United States
Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL)