New Report Promotes Assessment and Evaluation in Interprofessional Continuing Education

ACCME News Release (02/04/19) Hosansky, Tamar

A new study investigates recommendations for assessing the effectiveness of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) in enhancing healthcare team performance and patient care, as made by continuing education (CE) leaders at the 2018 Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education Leadership Summit. The study's highlights include an emphasis on evaluating transfer of learning into practice in relation to interprofessional teams, interprofessional collaborative practice, and patient outcomes. At the summit, IPCE professionals also had opportunities to discuss topics in-depth, to gain additional knowledge from each other, and to share their summative reports. Consultant Connie Schmitz of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education introduced participants to the National Center's Assessment and Evaluation Home Page and Measurement Instrument Collection, which feature resources for interprofessional team evaluation.

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