Interprofessional Communication and Health Information Technology Education as Main Pillars of Medicine, Healthcare Administration and Public HealthSamadi-niya A*
Principal Investigator, CANSIRPH Research; President and Co-founder, IRACA Solutions Inc., Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Atefeh Samadi-niya, PhD
Principal Investigator: CANSIRPH Research
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 21, 2016; Accepted date: January 21, 2017; Published date: February 02, 2017
Citation: Samadi-niya A (2017) Interprofessional Communication and Health Information Technology Education as Main Pillars of Medicine, Healthcare Administration and Public Health. J Community Med Health Educ 7:500. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000500
Copyright: © 2017 Samadi-niya A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Canadian healthcare leaders who participated in the pan Canadian National Study of Interprofessional Relationships between Physicians and Healthcare Administrators (CANSIRPH) emphasized that improving interprofessional relationships between physicians and healthcare administrators is the most important factor in success of healthcare systems and patient care quality. The leaders also considered that improving physicianmanager relations, patient care quality, medical errors reduction and efficient budget management are strongly correlated with improving communication and teamwork as well Health Information Technology (HIT). In fact, communication and teamwork shape 56% and HIT shapes 22% of satisfaction level of leaders with quality of interprofessional relationships between physicians and hospital administrators. CANSIRPH results also revealed that healthcare leaders across Canada are from different generations so a practical gap exists in healthcare professionals and leaders’ ability to use various HIT applications as previous generations are more prone to use of pen and paper whereas newer generation of leaders are more technology savvy. HIT applications should be transferable and easy to use by all professionals at different healthcare organizations across continuum of care because HIT tremendously affects interprofessional communication and to improve patient care, improving communications and teamwork among all members of healthcare teams including clinicians and managers seems extremely necessary.