Partnerships to Improve Care Coordination

Partnerships to Improve Care Coordination Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The American medical system is extraordinarily fragmented and difficult to navigate. The average Medicare patient sees seven different doctors, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Partnerships are an important strategy to enhance care coordination for patients.  Partnerships exist between primary care practices and specialty practices, primary care practices and community-based organizations, and between community based organizations and multidisciplinary health care teams.

The featured Innovations describe two programs that have implemented strategic partnerships to enhance care coordination for seniors and veterans.

The featured QualityTools offer a guide on how to create an ideal transition home and a toolkit to prepare your organization for care transitions for seniors.

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