Communication Technologies in Interdisciplinary Teams


Interdisciplinary teams in the nursing environment require an effective understanding of the opportunities available to enhance communication using various technologies. Primary care models and objectives must incorporate technology-based approaches to improve communication and expand outcomes for patients and for nursing practice as a whole. In addition, elements concerning privacy and telemedicine must also be addressed as a means of improving strategies that emphasize communication in the electronic era. It is necessary to identify these objectives and to accomplish new directives that will facilitate positive patient outcomes. The following discussion will address these directives and examine some of the issues related to communication and technology in interdisciplinary teams in the electronic era of nursing practice.