Interdisciplinary Relationships Essay

1478 Words Apr 28th, 2013 6 Pages
Interdisciplinary Relationships

HCS/525 Leadership
February 11, 2013

Interdisciplinary Relationships Communication in health care is crucial for success in any health care based institution. Collaborate communication within health care professionals is more effective than an individual. Collaboration in health care is defined as health care professionals assuming complementary roles and cooperatively working together, sharing responsibility for problem-solving and making decisions to formulate and carry out plans for patient care (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2008). Collaboration amongst physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals increases team members’ attentiveness of each other’s type of
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If departments cannot communicate effectively with each other, it may lead to poor outcomes in the patient’s individualized care plan, unresolved conflicts among team members and contribute to overall quality of care within the institution (Hansten & Jackson, 2009). At the institution I work for, there are various different departments and each department works with one another to accomplish two main goals, provide excellent patient care and to complete any assigned task. For instance, in the registration department at my facility, they are responsible for advising patients whose medical health insurance is not in network with the facility on how to obtain authorization to receive treatment and services at the cancer center. It is an extensive process that involves strong communication skills. The employees have to communicate with various insurance companies, patients, office assistants, nurses and doctors. The process requires for the registration department to contact the doctor after the patient has had the visit with the doctor to inform the physician and their team (which usually consists of the nurse and physician office assistants) about the patient’s insurance limitation. They communicate this to the doctors and team via email stating why the patient is on a managed care initiative hold (MCI) and provides…