The Enabling Role for Technology in the Support of Care Coordination in Health Care

Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)


Especially in a value-based healthcare environment, there is increasing pressure to deliver efficient and effective care. To do so necessitates focus on care coordination. Technology is an enabler for effective and efficient care coordination. This chapter presents a systematic literature review which underscores the role for technology to support care coordination, in so doing a key void; the lack of a care coordination framework is identified. The chapter thus proffers an appropriate framework and concludes with implications and recommendations for theory and practice.


Value-based care Care coordination Reduce waste Payment systems Patient-centered 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Epworth HealthCareRichmondAustralia
  3. 3.Swinburne University of TechnologyHawthornAustralia

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