By Laura M. Cascella, MAGD for MedPro Group

Improving communication among healthcare providers is a topic that, without doubt, is familiar to most physicians and dentists. Although this concept may seem to receive a disproportionate amount of emphasis, research continues to show that poor communication contributes to many medical errors and is “a top reason for team mishaps and subsequent lawsuits.”¹

This article suggests ways to establish an environment that supports sound communication strategies and collaborative efforts, shared accountability and responsibility, and mutual understanding and acceptance of each provider’s role within the organization.

¹Gallegos, A. (2013, July 29). Physician liability: Your team, your legal risk. American Medical News. Retrieved from