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ERIC Number: EJ1107866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2157-622X
Facilitating Interprofessional Collaboration through ePortfolio: A Pilot Study
Karsten, Kathleen; McMillan Coddington, Deborah; Lehman, Regina M.; Pierce, Cynthia; Tom, May; Gallo-Silver, Les
International Journal of ePortfolio, v5 n2 p181-188 2015
Each member of the healthcare team has been trained with specific knowledge and skills. Quality patient care is dependent on the collaboration of the various healthcare professionals and their ability to work as a team. In order to be effective, interprofessional collaboration should be included in the academic preparation of each of the various disciplines. If healthcare professionals are trained to perform as interprofessional teams, taking advantage of the skills and knowledge of their teammates, this change can be implemented when these students graduate and enter their chosen profession. In order to promote interprofessional collaboration, the faculty of the health sciences department of an urban university system developed an interprofessional electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) that was used by students in registered nursing, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, food and nutrition, and human services programs to serve as an electronic medical record. The goal of this pilot was to create an ePortfolio with tabs for each of the above healthcare disciplines. A case study on a patient with a cerebrovascular accident was created and assignments were developed by the program directors of each discipline. In order for a particular discipline to complete their assignment, the students reviewed the information and findings contained within the tabs of the other four disciplines. The ePortfolio served as an electronic medical record.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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