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C A R E C O O R D I N AT I O N

OPTIMIZING
ELECTRONIC HEALTH
RECORD
TECHNOLOGY
TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE AND EFFICIENCY
OF CARE COORDINATION
BY CARLO C. CARADO, JD, MSN, RN, CCM, CCCTM

C

are coordination has been identified by
the National Institute of Medicine as
a critical strategy that has the utmost
potential to create pathways for
effectiveness, safety and efficiency of
the U.S. healthcare system (Agency for Health Care
Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2016). However, the
current healthcare landscape faces barriers in care
coordination and transitions resulting in medical
errors, waste of resources and, ultimately, harm to
patients (Yeaman, Ko & del Castillo, 2015). The Joint
Commission posits that 80 percent of errors are due
to miscommunication, fragmentation of care and
the need for standardized tools and processes for
seamless communication (The Joint Commission,
2012). In addition, there are existing pressures
from government and private payors, such as reducing 30-day
readmissions and improving health outcomes while sustaining revenues. Today,
most healthcare providers will agree that health information technology could have
a significantly positive impact in the coordination of care that can avoid waste,
improve health outcomes and lessen healthcare expenditures for the U.S. healthcare
system (Lallemand, 2012).
BARRIERS IN CARE COORDINATION DURING TRANSITIONS OF CARE
Care coordination is defined as the organization of patient care activities between
two or more participants in the patient's care to facilitate appropriate delivery of
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017

President’s Letter
Association News
CMSA Corporate Partners
Highlights of the 27th Annual Conference & Expo
Words From a Past President of the Case Management Society of America
Optimizing Electronic Health Record Technology to Maximize the Value and Efficiency of Care Coordination
First Case Management Project for Patients With Severe Mental Disorders in Germany Established
Index of Advertisers
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - Intro
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - cover1
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - cover2
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - 3
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CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - President’s Letter
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - 7
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - Association News
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - 9
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - CMSA Corporate Partners
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - 11
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - Highlights of the 27th Annual Conference & Expo
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CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - 15
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CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - Words From a Past President of the Case Management Society of America
CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - Optimizing Electronic Health Record Technology to Maximize the Value and Efficiency of Care Coordination
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CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - First Case Management Project for Patients With Severe Mental Disorders in Germany Established
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CMSA Today - Issue 6, 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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