Coordinated care refers to a model of healthcare delivery that emphasizes collaboration and communication among all healthcare providers involved in a patient’s care. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients receive comprehensive, high-quality care that is consistent with their goals and needs, while avoiding duplicative or unnecessary tests and treatments.
In a coordinated care model, healthcare providers work together to create a shared care plan that addresses the patient’s medical, social, and behavioral health needs. This can include regular care team meetings, the sharing of patient information and test results, and the use of coordinated referral systems. Coordinated care also involves the active engagement of patients in their own care, encouraging them to take an active role in managing their health and working with their healthcare providers to achieve their health goals.
Coordinated care has been shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance patient satisfaction by promoting more efficient and effective use of healthcare resources.