Background and Purpose: Readmission rates for those with chronic conditions are exceeding benchmarks and driving up healthcare spending; there is a need to improve care coordination and outcomes. This project was done to evaluate and offer evidence-based suggestions for improvement to a multidisciplinary care coordination team in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Internal data suggests the team is underutilized within the ACO and that the ACO is underperforming. Conscious workflow design has been shown to improve the efficiency of existing work processes.
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