Care Coordination Measures Atlas Update

Jump Start Guide

Follow these steps to identify existing measures of care coordination that may meet your needs.

Step 1: Review Care Coordination Measurement Framework

We organized all measures contained within this Atlas according to domains of this framework. A description of the framework follows the figure.

Step 2: Read Framework Domain Definitions

We categorized measures by linking them to framework domains. Pay particular attention to domains that pertain to your areas of interest.

Step 3: Examine Care Coordination Measure Mapping Table

The measure mapping table is used to link measures to framework domains. A quick review of the table structure will help you during Step 4.

Step 4: Follow Measure Selection Guide

This guide will walk you through the steps of identifying the domains pertinent to your interests and identifying relevant measures.

Step 5: Review Profiles of Identified Measures

Once you have identified measures that may meet your needs, review details of measure development, testing, and application in the Detailed Measure Profiles section.

For additional background information about the Care Coordination Measures Atlas, please refer to Chapter 1: Background.

For additional context and definitions related to care coordination, please refer to Chapter 2: What Is Care Coordination?

For additional discussion of emerging trends in care coordination measurement, please refer to Chapter 4, newly added to the updated Atlas.

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Page last reviewed June 2014
Page originally created June 2014
Internet Citation: Jump Start Guide. Content last reviewed June 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/prevention-chronic-care/improve/coordination/atlas2014/jumpstart-guide.html