Port Macquarie & Hastings Clinical Society

Interdisciplinary Communication

Research suggests that good interdisciplinary communication leads to improved patient outcomes. At its best, good communication encourages collaboration, fosters teamwork, and helps prevent errors.

Kick off the evening with some dinner and networking before diving into a series of case presentations. Hear from local health professionals and a Port Macquarie community member and discover the difference that good communication can make in a person’s health care journey. Unpack the use of My Health Record and management plans as a communication tool and learn how these approaches can be made secure to improve your business model. The evening will end with a panel discussion on ways to improve your communication to achieve better health outcomes for patients and clients.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify ways to inform and influence a patient’s adoption of health care information and behaviours
  • Get to know what communication tools are used by your Port Macquarie colleagues
  • Gain practical written communication tips for purpose-driven and effective documentation
  • Improve your understanding of electronic health information and My Health Record



Venue: Rydges, 1 Hay Street, Port Macquarie

Date/Time: Part day | Thu 6 May 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (2hrs) AEST

Event Organiser: Healthy North Coast

Contact: Leanne Bryant

Phone: 02 6618 5445

Email: Click here

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