Teamwork Time: Having Value Conversations with Inter-professional Team Members

Previous research has shown that inter-professional communication improves patient outcomes in regards to quality and safety. Based on this research, clinicians must understand how to improve inter-professional communication, in order to also improve the value of care, thereby reducing overtreatment and further developing clinicians as effective stewards of healthcare resources.

Activity Length
Pretest: 3 minutes | Video 1: 11 minutes | Posttest 1: 4 minutes

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for health care providers of all specialties including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of inter-professional communication in preventing overtreatment;
  • Discuss opportunities to improve inter-professional communication to prevent overtreatment;
  • State how to incorporate inter-professional communication into clinical decision-making to prevent overtreatment.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
September Wallingford
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Costs of Care. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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