Care Coordination Canvas Guide

Author: 
Rural Health Innovations (RHI)

Care Coordination is at the core of being successful in today’s health care environment. As reimbursement for health services shift pay from procedures to value, care coordination is a key component. The Center and RHI have developed a framework to help organizations develop an effective care coordination program. 

The purpose of the Care Coordination Canvas Guide is to assist organizations to develop a formal care coordination program. This tool can also be used to evaluate your current care coordination efforts. This tool and guide are based on a survey conducted by The Center and RHI that identified the common characteristics and benefits of care coordination, along with the unique attributes, obstacles encountered, and lessons learned.

If you have been doing care coordination for a while, you may find the Sustainable Community Care Coordination Guide helpful, which provides a framework to actively plan for sustainability once your care coordination has been established.  

The Canvas Tool incorporates the survey findings into a framework to develop effective care coordination programs. The tool is also useful for discovering implementation gaps and making improvements.

The Canvas Guide helps individuals use the canvas tool to develop and execute effective programs without an outside expert.

The Case Studies illustrate how communities are using the Care Coordination Canvas. They describe different care coordination approaches identified by the survey:

  • Care Coach
  • Clinical
  • Community Health Worker
  • School-Based

Watch the short video below for details on the Care Coordination Guides: