As the literature review shows, education focused on quality improvement of clinical practice and IPL has been grabbing our attention for more than half a century, and there is a wealth of publications on that topic. However, very few changes were accepted. It is fair to say that QIE/IPL are still in the early stages. On the other hand, recent strong political-economic forces and technology-enhanced learning solutions have created an environment that can enable implementation of QIE and IPL on a scale that was never possible before. Therefore, the research questions are:
- How are QIE/IPL and technologies and policies that shape QIE/IPL perceived by four groups involved in perioperative teams: anesthesiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologist assistants and nurse anesthetists?
- How is technology-enhanced collaborative learning used and perceived in the context of QIE/IPL and perioperative teams?
- How are professional cultures and contextual factors related to collaborative learning influencing implementation of technology-enhanced QIE/IPL?
Answers to those questions will help us better utilize technology to support QIE/IPL, to the benefit of all healthcare professions involved, and their patients; it will help us understand cultural and contextual factors so we can navigate more quickly and safely to successful QIE/IPL programs.