Development of a Communication Strategy to Increase Interprofessional Collaboration in the Outpatient Setting
AbstractManaging patient health is a complex task, requiring the support of an interprofessional healthcare team. Collaboration between neighboring community pharmacies and primary care practices can be an alternate solution for team-based patient care. The purpose of this project was to design and implement a communication strategy for patients with diabetes and hypertension between a community pharmacy and physician practice. An interprofessional team for the practice settings was formed to develop a strategy for collaboration. After agreeing on the common goals and target patient population for the disease states, the team devised a way to communicate via electronic health record (EHR). The communication strategy allowed for more frequent follow-up with the patients which has the potential to result in better clinical outcomes. A communication strategy between a community pharmacy and a physician practice office can be achieved using EHR technology. The greatest outcome of this project was the formation of the collaborative team between the practice settings that continues to work together on additional patient-centered initiatives. Further research is warranted to allow for incorporation of patient perspectives in development of communication strategies. View Full-Text
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Renfro, C.P.; Ferreri, S.; Barber, T.G.; Foley, S. Development of a Communication Strategy to Increase Interprofessional Collaboration in the Outpatient Setting. Pharmacy 2018, 6, 4.
Renfro CP, Ferreri S, Barber TG, Foley S. Development of a Communication Strategy to Increase Interprofessional Collaboration in the Outpatient Setting. Pharmacy. 2018; 6(1):4.Chicago/Turabian Style
Renfro, Chelsea P.; Ferreri, Stefanie; Barber, Tiffany G.; Foley, Stephanie. 2018. "Development of a Communication Strategy to Increase Interprofessional Collaboration in the Outpatient Setting." Pharmacy 6, no. 1: 4.
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