EPIC Module 4
Teamwork in health care

The changing organization, financing, and priorities of the health care system are creating new imperatives for interdisciplinary teamwork. Well-coordinated collaboration across professions has the potential to allow comprehensive, population-based, cost-effective patient care and a new emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, which will be essential as we move from fee-for-service to capitated systems

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  • Describe a rationale for teaching students about interdisciplinary teamwork in community practice.

  • Develop and prioritize learning objectives for students with regard to interdisciplinary teamwork in practice.

  • Develop a teaching framework for helping students learn an interdisciplinary approach to health care.

  • Plan learning activities to develop skills in interdisciplinary teamwork.