A platform was designed for interdisciplinary teams to learn from colleagues, patients, and their families, about what creates and sustains positive, lasting impressions from their care team. A forum focused on positive experiences designed to highlight the relationships between patients and care teams was utilized. A Best Practices Forum was designed to share methods for generating positive patient experiences across the institution. These quarterly conferences featured patient stories and highlighted best practices such as empathic communications, collaboration, and teamwork used by caregivers throughout the institution. The patient experience team invited various well-performing departments to share best practices, as well as assisted in identifying patients willing to share their healthcare journey in front of an audience of clinical and non-clinical staff. The forum serves as an innovative learning lab using our patients and care team members as instructors of best practices in patient experience and patient engagement.
Tothy AS, Sastry SK, Valencia A, Springman M, Murphy S. Showcasing patient experience and engagement best practices through an innovative forum celebrating patients, families, and multidisciplinary care teams. Patient Experience Journal. 2016; 3(2):83-86. doi: 10.35680/2372-0247.1127.