Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Quality Improvement and Implementation Science
Jane Holl, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine; Director, Center for Healthcare Studies and Center for Education in Health Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Findings from an innovative QI project to improve interdisciplinary coordination and team functioning are presented in this symposium. The project targets hospital administrators and key clinical faculty to address underlying issues in problematic areas experienced by hands-on providers. With ground rules to ensure privacy and psychological safety, pressing "real world" clinical issues are examined to identify effective interventions including organizational factors and processes. This project underscores the influence, both negative and positive, of broader organizational factors on team services and offers strategies to effectively intervene.