Concurrent Sessions

F3 Daily Team Huddles in Family Practice: A Strategy for Creating High-Performing Collaborative Care Teams

Theme 3. Strengthening collaboration within the interprofessional team

Presentation Details

  • Date: 10/18/2016
  • Concurrent Session F
  • Time: 11:45am – 12:30pm
  • Room: Harbour B
  • Style: Presentation (information provided to audience, with opportunity for audience to ask question)
  • Focus: Practical (e.g. Presentation on how to implement programs and/or practices in the team environment)
  • Target Audience: Leadership (ED, clinical lead, board chair, board member, etc.), Clinical providers

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to describe the components of an effective daily micro-meeting (huddle) in a clinical team
  2. Understand the impact of such a strategy on one FHT practice
  3. Identify strategies for effective implementation, buy-in, and sustained engagement of daily team huddles


A qualitative descriptive design was used to analyze participant perspectives around the influences of the team huddle on the quality of collaboration. Results confirm that daily team huddle improved awareness and knowledge sharing on the team and created an environment of teaching and learning. Huddle led to quality improvements on the team in both improved patient care communication and improved clinic processes. Results indicate improvement in areas including a positive work environment, integration and understanding of roles, team member engagement, communication, collaboration and accountability. Final results will be presented.


  • Katharine De Caire, MN, RN (EC), Clinical Director, McMaster Family Health Team

Authors & Contributors

  • Ainsley Moore MD, CCFP, MSc
  • Allyn Walsh MD, CCFP, FCFP
  • Jennifer Everson BScN, MD, CCFP, FCFP