The process of communication is central to every aspect of health care. When clinicians communicate well with colleagues and patients, health outcomes are substantially enhanced. When communication is performed poorly, health outcomes and patients themselves are put at significant risk. In fact, ineffective communication has been identified as one of the root causes of harmful events in medical care.
ISCOME is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization for scholars and practitioners who are interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human behavior that occurs at the intersections between communication science and medicine. At ISCOME, we consider communication as an essential safe practice criterion, and we focus on active research collaborations and interventions that establish an evidence-based bridge between these two disciplines, integrating the knowledge and practices from communication science and related fields into healthcare.