Guided Care

Module 4: Interdisciplinary Teams (IDTs) in Medical Homes

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • State four reasons why teamwork is important in medical homes.
  • Describe four attributes of effective IDTs and their members.
  • List three interventions that promote the development of effective IDT attributes in the medical home.
  • Identify two available resources for developing IDTs.

The cost of this module is $15 per person. The module will take up to 60 minutes to complete and includes:

  • Self-assessment questions
  • A reading
  • An audio-enhanced presentation
  • A case study and video vignette
  • Additional resources
  • Final assessment questions

Evaluation: At the end of the module, you will answer several multiple-choice examination questions related to the course objectives. You will also be asked to complete two short evaluations - one is a survey built into the course content and the other is an evaluation of the overall training.

Developed and Recorded by Ron Stock, MD, MA 
Reviewed by Bruce Leff, MD, FACP, and Carolyn Houk, MD

Dr. Ron Stock is a Geriatrician and Family Physician with PeaceHealth Oregon Region, a nonprofit healthcare system in the northwest.  He is currently serving in a dual role as Medical Director for the Gerontology Institute at Sacred Heart Medical Center and Medical Director for the Sacred Heart Center for Medical Education and Research (CMER) located in Eugene, Oregon.  For the past 10 years, Dr. Stock has served as Principal Investigator for several research studies to improve safety and quality of care for older adults across the care continuum.  This included a Geriatric Interdisciplinary Teams in Practice Initiative, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, in which a geriatric primary and consultative ambulatory care clinic for vulnerable and frail older adults was developed in the community setting with particular emphasis on development of an interdisciplinary practice team model.

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