The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has released an update of its Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. According to the 2016 IPEC Report, “…the IPEC Board updates the document with a three-fold purpose, to:

1. Reaffirm the value and impact of the core competencies and sub-competencies as promulgated under the auspices of IPEC.

2. Organize the competencies within a singular domain of Interprofessional Collaboration, encompassing the topics of values and ethics, roles and responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork. These four topical areas were initially proposed as domains within interprofessional education (IPE)...Furthermore, creating shared taxonomy among the health professions serves to streamline and synergize educational activities and related assessment and evaluation efforts.

3. Broaden the interprofessional competencies to better achieve the Triple Aim (improve the patient experience of care, improve the health of populations, and reduce the per capita cost of health care), with particular reference to population health.”  

To read the full report, click here.