Capella University defines a care coordinator as the liaison between providers and patients. Care coordinators help make sure that patients receive the best care possible and have a clear understanding of their chronic or complicated medical condition.

Care coordination ensures that patients get the quality care they need in a cost effective and efficient way. The Affordable Care Act introduced many new initiatives to improve health care and lower costs, causing care coordination to become a growing and emerging role.

Interested in joining this in-demand field? Fill out the 12-point checklist to see if care coordination is the right career for you.Care Coordination Checklist


Want to learn more about care coordination?

  • Sign up to view the free Google Hangout “Care Coordination: Changing the Game of Healthcare Delivery” on August 27, worth 1 CNE contact hour*.




*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.