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December 2012

Ten Powerful Online Resources for Patient Care Coordinators Christy Rakoczy

December 14th, 2012 | 0

PatientCareCoordinatorsResources for patient care coordinators, from case managers to social workers and discharge planners, can at times be difficult to comb through.  Not all online information is particularly helpful, and precious few resources offer top-quality information to make the life of the patient care coordinator a little bit simpler (even fewer for free!).  To help hospital professionals, we’ve come up with a top ten list of websites that provide you, the patient care coordinator, with some powerful tools – and with critical information that can be shared with patients and their families to facilitate care.

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Continuing Care Coordinators Need to Provide Choice for Patients Christy Rakoczy

December 7th, 2012 | 0

ChoiceDoctors and hospitals have certain obligations to provide competent care to patients. This duty of care does not end at the hospital doors. When a patient is discharged, the hospital/healthcare provider has a responsibility to ensure that any discharge plan is made in the best interests of the patient and takes into account the medical needs of the patient. Everyone, from the treating physician to the discharge planner, must take certain steps to ensure that the goals of providing competent care are met even once the patient has left. 

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