Care Coordination

Care Coordination involves two different but related aspects of patient care.

One provides information to the clinician who must be able to access from and provide relevant clinical data to multiple sources in order to determine and provide for appropriate next steps in diagnosis or treatment.

The other is to assure that patients are in the appropriate setting as they transition among multiple levels of care.

Both are important for providing high quality care as well as mitigating excess, both must incorporate patient needs and preferences, and both are highly dependent on the ability to quickly and easily send and query health information on a given patient to and from multiple electronic sources.