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Connecting Care for Patients: Interdisciplinary Care Transitions and Collaboration.


Connecting Care for Patients: Interdisciplinary Care Transitions and Collaboration

Barbara Katz

Jones & Bartlett


462 pages



The author, a nurse, healthcare manager, and healthcare consultant, describes how to connect the elements of care to create the best outcomes for patients outside of the hospital and achieve organizational and professional success. She addresses the consequences of fragmented health care and outlines evidence-based best practices in care coordination, care transitions, and collaboration to achieve better outcomes, better patient experiences, and lower costs. She outlines a systemic solution to fragmentation using connected care, which integrates care coordination and attitudes and actions into the jobs of nurses and other health professionals and the structure and processes of healthcare and community organizations. She describes the state and impact of connected and disconnected health care, the principles and elements of connected care, and the role of nursing; integrated delivery systems; care transitions; the role of managers, clinicians, and patients; teamwork; the role of digital technology; gaps in care related to the social determinants of health, health disparities, and mental illness; gaps in care for older adults, family caregivers, patients with dementia, and those at the end of life; and connected care trends and collaboration best practices. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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