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of care between members of the care team. This helps build trusting relationships between the patient and care providers, and simplifies the
logistical complexity, time, and stress that patients experience when
receiving care from multiple providers.
* Collaboration. Providers collaborate as a team to create cohesive
health goals for each patient. Providers exchange medical information, coordinate care plans, and work together to link patients with
community resources. Contradictory instruction given to the patient
is minimized and easily managed when it does occur.
* Care efficiency. The primary care provider acts as a navigator by connecting the patient with appropriate specialists. A case manager
may enhance a patient's care by assisting the patient with external
community health and wellness referrals. If a patient is in crisis, the
multispecialty team is better prepared to address his or her needs,
minimizing emergency transfers.
* Privacy. With increased staff communication and collaboration happening in open and semi-enclosed spaces, preserving patient privacy
and confidentiality is critical.
* Flexibility. Different appointment and exam types, group sizes, and acuity levels are supported by flexibly designed spaces, which can accommodate changing needs in response to factors such as patient volume or
policy impacts.
When considering how to support integrated care through design, parallel spatial variations emerge. A key distinction in layout is whether staff
work and care delivery spaces are shared among the disciplinary providers. One example is an embedded layout, which is best suited to an
organization with integrated practices. Here, a behavioral health provider is located within the same team workspace, or interprofessional
pod, as the primary care team. Collaboration is supported through
proximity, direct visibility to team members, and opportunities for
spontaneous communication.
In an adjacent layout, separate behavioral health and primary care
clinics are located within the same building, ideally on the same floor.
This model simplifies physical access to alternate care services through
clinic adjacency and offers more flexibility by allowing primary care

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