Mission, Objectives, and Values


ISCOME™’s mission is to activate global interdisciplinary research collaborations that harness communication science to improve the quality and safety of healthcare.


The ISCOME™ workgroup dedicates itself to this mission in a united pursuit of eight tangible objectives:

Goal 1
We aim to integrate the knowledge and practices from communication science and related fields into healthcare.

Goal 2
We aim to develop innovative approaches to improve communication in healthcare.

Goal 3
We generate new knowledge about communication in healthcare through research and evaluation.

Goal 4
We translate research on communication in healthcare into practices to improve patient care globally.

Goal 5
We aim to implement our research findings as practices at multiple levels.

Goal 6
We will disseminate research-based knowledge and information.

Goal 7
We intend to educate and train healthcare practitioners and patients.

Goal 8
Our ultimate objective is to inform policy.


ISCOME™ workgroup members share six core values that substantiate their goal-oriented pursuit of the center’s mission. The following keywords that capture these values indicate that ISCOME™ workgroup members are (1) “transdisciplinary,” (2) “collaborative,” (3) “multi-level,” (4) “evidence-based,” (5) “multicultural,” and (6) “global.”