Care Coordination Key for Interoperability, Patient Care

June 23, 2017 - The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) and Integra Community Care Network announced their new service Care Management Alerts and Dashboards. The health IT infrastructure care coordination technology aims to proactively coordinate care to support 140,000 patients and promote interoperability. The technology platform uses near real-time data about patients who are admitted and subsequently...

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