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Partnerships Model

Partnerships between different healthcare organizations can improve care coordination, care transitions, and patient outcomes. Programs can arrange partnerships to achieve care coordination goals by sharing resources and data, making referrals for their patients, enhancing communication, and exchanging best practices. Using a systems approach for these activities may increase quality of care delivered to patients.

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Forging Community Partnerships to Improve Health Care
This issue brief examines strategies that are being used by four managed care organizations (MCOs) to invest in community partnerships to change the way care is provided to vulnerable populations.
Organization(s): Health Management Associates, The Commonwealth Fund
Date: 4/2013