A patient-centric approach to “care coordination”
March 11, 2016 § Leave a comment
In an essay published in the March 2016 edition of The Clinical Advisor, CCA’s Peg Ackerman, DNP, APRN, discusses the meaning of “care coordination” and shares a personal story that illustrates the effectiveness of a patient-centric approach. She points out that while technology and specialty practice have increased the number of healthcare professionals who work with a given patient, healthcare outcomes have not improved. Given this problem, she calls for a patient-centric model that addresses a patient’s wishes, rather than an approach targeting systems and illness.