The goal of #GenesisPlayCafe is to stimulate curiosity and innovative thinking about some of the most pressing topics in pediatric health. Each month, we will develop questions around a topic, pose them on our blog for you to consider, and we will meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 3 PM Central Time to chat about our responses. Join us!
February Topic: Care Coordination in Pediatric Health
Chat Date & Time: Tuesday, February 25, 3:00 PM CT.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) defines care coordination as:
“Pediatric care coordination is a patient-and family-centered, assessment-driven, team-based activity designed to meet the needs of children and youth while enhancing the care giving capabilities of families. Care coordination addresses interrelated medical, social, developmental, behavioral, educational and financial needs to achieve optimal health and wellness outcomes.”
Many pediatricians and those within pediatric health systems agree that care coordination will improve child health outcomes, and the process of developing a system of care coordination can include challenges in areas of service delivery, staff time, documentation and collaboration across sectors. Let’s discuss!
Question 1: What services are most important to coordinate for specific populations?
Question 2: What considerations regarding staffing and staff time need to be taken in order to have consistent and sustainable care coordination?
Question 3: How can we set up documentation that can be accessed via multiple service providers that remains in compliance with risk and legal?
Question 4: What sectors are currently engaged in the development of care coordination systems?
Question 5: What sectors haven’t yet been engaged but have the potential to greatly enhance care coordination systems?
Question 6: Share your experiences with and learning about the topic of care coordination in pediatric health.