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Health IT in Care Coordination Health IT in Care Coordination
Patients often receive fragmented care that is delivered across multiple providers and organizations. Health information technology is increasingly being used to improve care coordination by enabling the timely and effective exchange of clinical information between providers.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that use electronic systems in the coordination of care, with a focus on patient referrals and care transitions.

The featured QualityTools provide guidance for the electronic exchange of health information and other resources to support coordinated care.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Continuity of Care Document
Developed by Stratis Health

 Reducing Care Fragmentation: A Toolkit For Coordinating Care
Developed by MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation

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 A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity
Developed by American Academy of Family Physicians; Americans in Motion - Healthy Interventions

 Assurance of Diabetes Care Coordination Toolkit
Developed by Forum of ESRD Networks’ Medical Advisory Council

 Cultural Competency: Training Tools for Physicians and Others
Developed by Office of Minority Health

 HIMSS State HIT Dashboard
Developed by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

 SPARK Physical Education Lesson Plans
Developed by San Diego State University Research Foundation; SPARK

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