Care Coordination

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Caring for the patient journey

Communication gaps make effectively coordinating care for your patients with complex health needs both challenging and costly. Fragmented care also leads to errors, duplications and omissions that can jeopardize a patient’s path to recovery. Empowering your team to deliver the same high-quality standard of care whenever and wherever a patient enters the system demands tools that promote collaboration and communication with all departments and all members of your care team.

Empower patient-centered care with advanced collaboration

Find out how your organization can overcome the barriers of effective care coordination by building a framework for collaboration.

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Elsevier Clinical Nursing supports your organization in its efforts to deliver patient-centered, coordinated care through our digital tools, authoritative content and professional services that help your team:

  • Make well-informed decisions
  • Reduce errors, unnecessary tests and costly variations in care and readmissions
  • Promote better patient outcomes
  • Ensure a unified standard of care throughout the entire patient journey

Benefits

Efficient, effective communication

Effective care coordination requires the timely, accurate and complete exchange of patient information among your care team. Implementing one patient-centered longitudinal plan of care connects the entire team and supports their efforts to collaborate, view a comprehensive health assessment and provide consistent explanation across patient education materials. This empowers your team to drive greater engagement and consistent care throughout the patient journey.

Empowering nurses through education

Successful care coordination requires all members of the care team follow the same standards of care and guide patients to the best decisions. Empowering clinicians through evidence-based information available at the point-of-care or on any mobile device enables them to make better decisions faster, so they can feel confident in their skills and ability to deliver consistent high-quality care.

Engaging patients to participate in their care  

Many patients desire to be a part of their own care team, but don’t know where to begin. Actively engaging patients in their healthcare journey with digital tools that deliver patient education materials tailored to their preferred language, literacy level and learning style helps patients understand their conditions and self-care, increases adherence to treatment plans, improves communication and fosters a partnership with their care team.

Learn how to enhance coordinated care with resources at every stage of the journey:

Diane Humbrecht

Nurse Director, Clinical Excellence and Innovation

Abington Memorial Hospital

It’s very reassuring to know the entire care team has access to the patient’s story and the data to make confident, informed decisions. We feel like we have fundamentally transformed the way we provide care.

Care Planning

Combines the patient story, more than 600 evidence-based care plan guides and standardized assessments into one patient-centered plan of care.

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Care Planning Ambulatory

Provides evidence-based clinical workflow tools and care plan guides focusing on chronic care and wellness, supporting transitions and care coordination across the continuum.

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Professional Practice Services

Our team helps ensure successful implementation and adoption of evidence-based practice and transforms siloed clinical workflows into a team-based model of care.

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Patient Education

Educate your patients by sharing interactive information in the format they learn best, in their language and health literacy level, wherever they are.

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Clinical Skills

A comprehensive online solution that enables organizations to standardize education and manage competency among their nurses, therapists and other health professionals.

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Insights

Optimizing care coordination strategies whitepaper

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The power of effectively coordinated care infographic

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HIMSS Longitudinal Care White Paper


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Sources

  1. Bresnick, Jennifer. Inefficient communication cost a hospital $1.7 million a year. HealthIT Analytics.
  2. Retrieved from: http:// healthitanalytics.com/2014/07/15/inefficientcommunication-costs-a-hospital-1-7-million-a-year/
  3. Health Affairs, Health Policy Brief: Reducing Waste in Health Care, https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hpb20121213.959735/full/December 13,2012.