Interprofessional Collaboration In Education, Research And Practice Improving The Quality Of Health Care For A Better Future: The Implementation In Universitas Airlangga Teaching Hospital

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Universitas Airlangga Teaching Hospital is one of twenty-four hospitals coordinated
under Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia. The
areas of Interprofessional Collaboration especially in clinical practice, education, and research
are very important to support the improving of quality of health care. Education program
through Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a back bone of activity optimizing human
resourcing and quality of health care. Research based on health services and health services
based on research potentially improve the health care and services quality. Using health
outcome research will improves the quality of health care.
IPE is an important step in advancing health professional collaborative for many years
and has been endorsed by the several faculties of Universitas Airlangga as a mechanism to
improve the overall quality of health care. IPE has also become an area of focus for the
Universitas Airlangga Teaching Hospital, with several groups, including authors, student
competencies, and young staffs from several faculties in Universitas Airlangga. All
components and elements as objectives for IPE are critical for successful implementing of
IPE. IPE is an important pedagogical approach for preparing health professions students to
provide patient care in a collaborative team environment. Once health care professionals
begin to work together in a collaborative manner, patient care will be improved. An
Interprofessional Collaborative is composed of members from different health professions
who have specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Interprofessional Collaborative
enhances the quality of patient care, reduces cost, decreases patients’ length of stay, and
minimalize medical errors. Interprofessional Collaborative carries these knowledge, skill, and
value into their future practice, ultimately providing interprofessional patient care as a part of
a collaborative team and focusing on patient outcomes improvement.
Hospital research center, together with all faculties and research institutions in
Universitas Airlangga conduct researches and integrated health cares and health services
through the health-life and social - science approach, based on religious morals. Carrying out
through health efforts are by the approach of integrated and sustainable promotive,
preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. IPE involves educators and learners from two
or more health professions and their foundational disciplines who jointly create and foster a
collaborative learning environment.
Priorities for the future are researchon quality and quality improvement-particularly
the overuse, underuse, and misuse of health care services. A central goal of health care quality
improvement is to maintain what is good about the existing health care system while focusing
on the areas that need improvement. The aim of these efforts is to develop knowledge, skills,
and attitudes that result in interprofessional team behaviors and competence.
Universitas Airlangga Teaching Hospital will become an integrated IPE, research,
clinical practice and health service center that independent, innovative, leading in the national
and international levels, and the pioneer in health services and the development of live-social
and health research based on religious morals.
Key words: IPE, research, clinical practice, improving quality of health care

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