PsychU Spotlight:
Care Coordination

Care coordination - a strategy at the heart of many health care redesign efforts - is intended to help consumers navigate the health care system in a way that reduces costs, increases outcomes, and improves patient experience of care.i This is especially true for individuals with mental illness, as their health care needs are typically more complex. To achieve greater care coordination and plan effective, holistic treatment spanning providers, the health care field has invested in alternative care models, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs), health homes, and readmission prevention programs. Due to its significant impact on patient experience of care and health care outcomes, PsychU is taking the month of April to focus on all things care coordination. We encourage you to explore this month’s special collection of curated resources below.

iGalbreath, L. SAMHSA- HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. (2012). eSolutions: Care coordination: The heart of integration. eSolutions. Retrieved February 3, 2016 from http://www.integration.samhsa.gov/about-us/esolutions-newsletter/july-2012

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