Perspectives on Care Coordination
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Care Coordination Measures Atlas describes three different perspectives on care coordination:
- Patient/family perspective: Care coordination ensures the patient’s needs are met and information is shared across different types of healthcare providers and settings.
- Healthcare professional(s) perspective: Care coordination ensures that providers work together and with their patients in order to assess and meet patient needs and help them to navigate the healthcare system.
- System representative(s) perspective: Care coordination ensures all patient care activities are integrated within and across a system of care, such as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Rural care coordination programs should consider these perspectives during program implementation, evaluation, and dissemination.
Resources to Learn More
Relationships Measures Atlas
Information to further define, measure, and evaluate programs based on clinical-community relationships for the delivery of clinical preventive services; includes a discussion of the difference between care coordination and clinical-community relationships.
Organization(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Models of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care
The report summarizes the available evidence and states' experiences around integration as a means for delivering quality, effective physical and mental healthcare.
Organization(s): Milbank Memorial Fund