Lightning Talk

Healthcare Literacy and Interprofessional Telehealth Considerations

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm CDT
Interprofessional practice and education (IPE)

This lightening talk will address how program accreditation standards require that health professional programs must prepare students to provide medical care to patients with consideration for social determinants of health and to work collaboratively in interprofessional patient centered teams. An essential member of the patient centered team is the patient and with the onset of COVID-19, we have seen a decline in the ability of patients to access health care in traditional ways. Telehealth is one way to improve access to care.
This project provided students with an opportunity to analyze the impact of social determinants of health including culture, language, and health literacy, along with Interprofessional telehealth considerations, as they pertain to continuity of care and the patient's ability to make and implement health-related decisions across multiple levels of patient-centered care. Students from six health care disciplines participated in three synchronous virtual sessions that utilized a progressive simulated case study of a standardized patient and one synchronous virtual debrief. Completion of the program (n= 227) led to an increase in knowledge of all educational learning objectives and IPEC competencies.