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Lessons Learned in Data Sharing & Care Coordination

Resource Topic: HIT/Data, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Research and Data, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Privacy and Security, Population Health, Programs and Services.

Keywords: Care Coordination, Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Community Engagement, Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Integrated Care, Non-Clinical Services, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Privacy/Protected Health Information (e.g., Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)).

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Clinicians Outreach Staff

Language: English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This publication summarizes the lessons learned from conversations with Health Care for the Homeless health center consumers and providers as health centers work to create coordinated care systems through data.

Resource Details: Health centers have long embraced the factors of health occurring in- and outside of the clinic setting. This emphasis on whole-person care underpins the importance of integrated services meeting clinical and social needs along a continuum of interdisciplinary providers. While the goal is continuity of care, the fundamentals of this kind of service integration are the collection, leveraging, and sharing of data. Hopes for improving care coordination thus hinge on the appropriate, ethical, and efficient use of data. This publication summarizes the lessons learned from conversations with consumers and providers as HCHs work to create coordinated care systems through data.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.