“Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”
What IPE is not:
- Simply sharing electronic health records.
- Sole profession teams (e.g., neurologist, pulmonologist, radiologist).
- Learners hearing a talk about another profession.
- Reporting out at interdisciplinary team meetings.
- Co-location without intentional collaboration.
- Decision-making without client/patient input.
Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH. IPEC Institute on Interprofessional Education. 7 October 2015.
Why IPE is Important?
IPE is not the goal, it is a vehicle for improving outcomes.
End goal: Health professionals who can work together effectively to deliver patient-centered care and improve population health in a more affordable and efficient manner.
Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN. IPEC Institute on Interprofessional Education. 7 October 2015