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    New Text Offers Antidotes to Healthcare Fragmentation

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 7, 2018 2:19:14 PM

    Connecting Care for Patients

    Creating connected, seamless, and transparent health care for patients in settings outside of the hospital can be a challenge. The recently published Connecting Care for Patients: Interdisciplinary Care Transitions and Collaboration by Barbara Katz helps ease this problem. It presents antidotes to healthcare fragmentation caused by inefficient care, patient safety problems, patient dissatisfaction, and higher costs.

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    The text focuses on clinical case management, interdisciplinary referrals and conferencing, cross functional team meetings, tracking patients in value-based purchasing programs, inpatient liaison visits, structured collaboration with physician groups, and referral sources and development of clinical community networking groups. 

    Connecting Care for PatientsWhat else makes this resource unique?

    • Explores tools for patient self-management support, effective integration of technology, family caregiver engagement, and techniques for addressing health disparities and other high-risk care gaps
    • Blends conceptual information with practical tools and strategies for connecting care for patients by describing research and evidence-based techniques while translating them into actionable tools
    • Includes chapter objectives, review questions, explanations of key terms, case studies, self-assessments, scripts, trigger questions, and detailed descriptions of each tool and technique

     

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    Topics: health care, health care management, nursing

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