Care coordination management is proving to be an effective method of improving the organization and delivery of patient care and related activities. When implemented correctly, care coordination has the potential to provide safer and more effective care to patients while simultaneously helping clinics, hospitals and other primary care facilities to eliminate wasteful, unnecessary and duplicate procedures.
As part of an effective population and community health management system, the primary goal of care coordination is the combined delivery of both high-value and high-quality patient health care procedures and activities. A comprehensive overview of a patient’s preferences and needs must be assembled and made accessible to all health care professionals tasked with organizing and delivering care or treatment to the patient in question.
Outsourced Care Coordination
At its core, care coordination hinges on the timely sharing of a patients’ complete, up-to-date profile and preferences. Many organizations — such as primary care and specialty practices — have trouble coordinating these details. In addition to different care sites not being equally informed of patients’ information, new privacy laws instituted as part of HIPPA can sometimes complicate the sharing of such information even further.
Fortunately, as the health care industry’s leading choice for health information management, HCRS has over two decades of successfully combining the skills of our highly qualified health care professionals with the latest IT and automated processes to deliver fully compliant, cost-efficient and value-adding solutions to health organizations of all types and sizes.
Through our specialized personnel and advanced technology, we deliver effective care coordination and population health management services that truly make a difference — both to patients and to the organizations that provide the care. By overcoming obstacles such patient information that’s lost or missing as a result of referral processes, unclear appointment procedures for patients seeing specialists and incomplete or disparate lines of accountability in care plans, care coordination brings a whole new level of efficiency to the overall health care process.
Advantages of Care Coordination
When care coordination is carried out professionally — like with the services provided by HCRS — the health information technology an organization uses allows for greater teamwork, improved care/medication management and a more informed patient recovery process upon return home. The results combine to provide patients with more effective care and faster recovery while at the same time allowing health care facilities to see a reduction in failed, duplicated and unnecessary procedures.
Beneficial activities that form the backbone of care coordination include establishing clear lines of accountability, sharing relevant information, assessing patient needs, creating a proactive care plan, following up with patients and the alignment of community resources.
HCRS — Leading the Way in Care Coordination
Today’s health care system is at times overcome by complexities and costs that seem uncoordinated and excessive. That’s why we’re here to help organizations ranging from private hospitals and clinics to government agencies and other public care facilities provide more focused, valuable and effective patient care. Our performance isn’t merely a selling point — it’s a standard we hold ourselves to every day so that our clients, their organizations and especially their patients notice a marked difference.
To learn more about care coordination services from HCRS, contact us today.