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Authors

  1. Cobler, Jane
  2. Wang, Grace
  3. Stout, Chris
  4. Piejak, Jeff
  5. Rodts, Mary F.

Abstract

Care coordination that improves patient care and patient outcomes is becoming increasingly necessary as bundled payment programs are developed. Rather than looking at each aspect of the patient's care, the entire care continuum from preoperative preparation through completion of the episode will become the norm. The length of the episode of care may be 30 days or as long as 90 days. The transition to different care providers during that episode requires information sharing. This is best accomplished by a technology platform that allows for real-time information sharing. This article describes one organizations experience with managing the full continuum of care.