Team-based patient care is recognized as the best model for excellence in health care delivery. The interprofessional collaboration needed to provide high-quality, team-based patient care is enabled when team members have a set of specific complementary skills. Collaborative care is learned through interprofessional education (IPE), when students from two or more health professions learn with, about and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Major challenges to the design of effective IPE programs include discipline based variance in competency demonstration and variance within assessments. The project goal is to create a conceptual framework that maps IPE competencies in a digital infrastructure, collects learning analytics from formal and informal IPE learning experiences from instructors and students, and tests hypotheses about the effectiveness of IPE learning experiences for achievement of IPE competencies.
Presented at Banff, AB, Canada.