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What's New | February 03, 2010

Care Coordination

Americans are living longer with multiple conditions and being cared for by multiple providers. Coordinating care as patients move from one health care setting to another or between a primary care professional and specialists is essential to avoid duplication of efforts, conflicting plans of care, and over-, under-, or mis-use of medications. 

The featured Innovations show how three care coordination programs are increasing efficiency, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction.

The featured QualityTools provide resources to help health care providers better coordinate patients’ care between settings.

Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Health Care Coordination Toolkit
Developed by New Mexico Department of Health

 Improving on Transitions of Care: How to Implement and Evaluate a Plan
Developed by Insight Therapeutics, LLC; National Transitions of Care Coalition

 Next Step in Care: Family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals Working Together
Developed by United Hospital Fund

 Tools for Health Care Coordination
Developed by Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services

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 Bypassing the Blues
Developed by University of Pittsburgh's Center for Research on Health Care