Care coordination. The main goal of care coordination is to meet patients’ needs and preferences in the delivery of high-quality, high-value health care. This means that the patient’s needs and preferences are known and communicated at the right time to the right people, which results in safe, appropriate, and effective care. AHRQ’s in this area offer examples of care coordination approaches and activities, as well as guidance and models for understanding and measuring patients’ perceptions of care coordination.
Improvement approaches related to patient engagement and support. Several different types of resources related to patient engagement are available. These include the what, why, and how ofsupport, implementing health literacy universal , and patients and families in patient safety efforts.
AHRQ’schannel offers videos from clinical staff, researchers, and others describing their work in many of these areas.