Introduction to the HealthFusion Team Challenge (HFTC)
Optimal outcomes for the many and increasing number of people with complex and chronic health concerns greatly depends on effective teamwork and collaboration between healthcare professionals with diverse skillsets and knowledges. The HealthFusion, aims to develop this important capability prior to the student’s graduation in a way that is transformative, authentic, and fun.
The IAHA HFTC is an extracurricular competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students from various health professions. It provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in teamwork and collaboration as they develop a management plan in response to a complex case study.
Pioneered by academics from the University of British Columbia over 25 years ago, the Health Care Team Challenge was brought to Australia and developed by an interprofessional team of Queensland academics under the name of HealthFusion. The University of Queensland was the first university in Australia to host a Health Care Team Challenge with its pilot event in 2007.
In 2013, the HealthFusion Project Team moved to its new premises at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane, Australia, where they are currently based.
Visit www.healthfusionteamchallenge.com for further details on the HealthFusion Project.