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.
Want to learn more about care coordination?
- Explore Capella’s care coordination programs: MSN, Care Coordination; RN-to-MSN, Care Coordination, and Graduate Certificate in Care Coordination.