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.
- Affordable Housing Community Offers Seniors Onsite Health Care Coordination and Support, Reducing Hospital Admissions and Falls and Improving Resident Health
- Coordinated Treatment and Support Enhance Access to Care for Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Families
Also in This Issue:
- Comprehensive School-Based Program Increases Positive Health Behaviors and Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Among Mexican-American and Other At-Risk Youth
- On-Call Attending Physicians Consult with Onsite Care Team via Home-Based Videoconferencing, Improving Care Timeliness, Quality, and Safety in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- Program to Engage Employees in Quality Improvements Increases Patient and Employee Satisfaction and Reduces Staff Turnover
- Peer-Assisted Crisis Intervention Supports Staff Assaulted by Patients, Reducing Assaults, Victim Symptoms, and Staff Turnover