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Automating workflows to improve care coordination

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The team approach is critical to wellness and disease prevention.

By Jack Beaudoin

Better care coordination has been the subject of healthcare reform and new payment models over the past 10 years, but true coordination across the continuum is still hindered by a range of barriers. The underlying issue: Team-based care is only effective when the entire team — care providers, clinicians and patients — are on the same page.

A 2016 article in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, for example, identified excessive caseloads, data management difficulties, a lack of availability of community resources, and poor communications with other healthcare facilities as key barriers to end-to-end coordination.. Read more


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