Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
May 15, 2013Vol. III Issue 20

Who Coordinates Care Transitions?

Who Coordinates Care Transitions? This Week's Challenge: Proper management of transitions in care — the handover of an individual's care from one health setting to another — has the potential to dramatically hasten that person's return to health, as well as reduce the likelihood of a return ER visit or rehospitalization. We wanted to see which healthcare professionals coordinate care transitions.

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What We Learned: HIN's third annual Managing Care Transitions survey captured efforts by 86 organizations to strive for Triple Aim goals of better care and better care at improved cost during transitions of care. The survey measured existing and planned programs, targeted transitions and populations, transition team members and responsibilities, and much more. According to survey respondents, the top five healthcare professionals who coordinate care transitions are:

  • Case managers: 35.3 percent

  • Other: 29.4 percent

  • Social workers: 29.4 percent

  • Transition coaches: 29.4 percent

  • Discharge planners: 23.5 percent

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2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management

Excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Care Transitions Management, which is HIN's third comprehensive collection of data points and presents actionable new data on key transitions addressed, targeted health conditions and populations, care transition models in use, program components, responsibility for care transition coordination, transition team training, and more.

© 2013 Healthcare Performance Benchmarks by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jessica Fornarotto,;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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