Care Coordination in Healthcare: Principles and Best Practices

Care Coordination in Healthcare: Principles and Best Practices 

Despite the United States possessing some of the very best technology and advances in medicine, healthcare remains fragmented and exorbitantly expensive. Many patients find themselves developing one or more chronic diseases but have little knowledge of how to navigate the healthcare system to receive appropriate care. Many times, these same patients have no insurance or are underinsured, making them less likely to have access to the resources needed.Care coordination is a deliberate process shown to decrease healthcare costs while improving the health of the patient. It is a team-based approach encompassing care by a medical team and additional services such as patient education, referrals, access to community-based services, and close monitoring. Unfortunately, because the healthcare system is fragmented and complex, care coordination does not currently have the standardized techniques or processes in place to make an optimal impact. This course will provide additional information on the process of care coordination including the various components of care coordination, ideas on how to initiate a care coordination process, and practical applications for current practice. 

$15.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-CHC-0-CCHPBP

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (15 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 General continuing education clock hours.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.25 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.25 HOURS


Provider # RST050401 290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.25 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

Commission for Case Manager Certification

1.25 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.25 CE Contact Hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-CHC-0-CCHPBP
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe care coordination and reasons why it is important for patients and providers.
Recall 3 strategies for care coordination.
Explain the 6 components of care coordination.
Discuss 6 steps for initiating a coordinated care effort.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Care Coordination: What’s Involved

Meet Rosie

What is Care Coordination, Exactly?

Strategies for Care Coordination

Why is Care Coordination Important?

Care Coordination Models

Different Care Coordination Approaches

Case Management

Social Work

Behavioral Health Consultant Intervention 

Disease Management

What Should the End Result Be?

Care Coordination and Information Sharing

Review

Summary

Section 3: Components of Care Coordination

Components of Care Coordination

Patient Assessment

Care Plan Development

Participants Involved in Care Identification

Communication

Care Plan Execution

Care Plan Review and Revision

Knowledge Check 

Tools for Care Coordination

Facilitating Provider Interface

Review

Summary

Section 4: Initiating a Care Coordination Effort

Why Should We Fix Care Coordination?

Getting Started

Agree on Definitions and Conceptual Framework

Find the Pain Points

Identify 

Evidence-Based Gaps

Identify Specific Areas of Clinical Focus

Identify Specific Patient Populations

Identify the Care Delivery Setting and Provider Role Identification

Measure Outcomes and Continue Research

Now What?

Review

Rosie

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Staff Writer: Kimberly Cobb, M.S.
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.

 

Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW

Stephanie received a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2007. The majority of Stephanie's experience has been providing mental health counseling and case management in private practice, inpatient behavioral health, community, and medical settings. She served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and delivered workshops on relevant topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Disclosure: Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Case Managers; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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