IconDeveloping an Interprofessional Change Strategy

Up to this point, the team has reflected upon the type of teamwork they provide and how it aligns with the new patient care delivery model.
However, for a team to transition to interprofessional care, change must occur in the organization of work, administrative structures, interprofessional relations and approach to patient care.  To guide the change, you will require an interprofessional change strategy to target the development of, and/or modification of, existing organizational and team-based processes to support interprofessional care.

What to Consider in Your Interprofessional Change Strategy

As you think about your interprofessional change strategy, you should reflect on the leadership characteristics for managing the change.  There should also be a review of what is entailed to produce the desired results and a continued effort to involve diverse stakeholders, secure buy in, and capture and disseminate knowledge.

You can use various techniques to start exploring the necessary changes for successful transition to interprofessional practice in your agency, how they can better meet organizational and employee’s values, and what needs to be developed in order to get there. These can be informal or formal interactions and can involve key stakeholders from within the agency and/or in the community.  As you receive and integrate information from these various sources, your strategy will develop. The flowchart below provides you with an outline of what to consider as essential components of your change strategy.

Section 1 navigation graph Organizational Development Knowledge Transfer Power Structure Performance Indicators Team Structure Patience Safety Transforming as a Team

Home Supportive Environment Organizational Champions Examining Patient Care Interprofessional Change Preceptorships Evaluation

Key Challenges

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