Practice Transformation through Continuity of Care at HIMSS



Continuity of Care is fundamental to practice transformation, and HIMSS strives to educate and involve members and the industry in how embracing these practices improve your practice's workflow and improve patient outcomes.

The HIMSS Continuity of Care Task Force aims to:

  • Develop tools to assist  ambulatory care practices in optimizing HIT/ EMR capabilities  and develop a repository of best practices
  • Support continuity of care, care coordination and care integration in ambulatory settings  and across the continuum of care
  • Help practices use care coordination tools to improve continuity, quality and safety of care by leveraging HIT capabilities/process
  • Support  practice requirements for NCQA  medical home measures (PCMH), ACOs, health plan/payer requirements and Meaningful Use

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We encourage you to review the HIMSS Continuity of Care Guide for Ambulatory Practices (January 2013) to learn how:

  • Continuity of care is integral to three driving forces in primary care – PCMH, Meaningful Use of HIT and formation of ACOs
  • Practitioners need user-friendly resources: The application and use of HIMSS Continuity of Care Guide – within and between practices to leverage HIT efforts
  • The adoption and integration of evidence based guidelines and decision support to improve care coordination in primary care practice
  • To identify roles/responsibilities in ambulatory care for care coordination efforts and information exchange