Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 3 | Lecture: a | Slide: 5
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Health Care Settings The Places Where Care is Delivered
Lecture:Range of care Continuum of care
Slide content:Patient Care Settings or Organizations Patient care settings Patient care levels Patient continuum of care Unique functions and interrelationships between health care provider organizations 5
Slide notes:This lecture examines the various aspects of health care provider organizations: the type of care settings or organizations, the level of care provided by these organizations, and the role they serve in the patient continuum of care. [quote] The patient continuum of care is a concept involving an integrated system of care that guides and tracks the patient over time through a comprehensive array of health services spanning all levels of care intensity [end quote]. One goal of the continuum of care concept is to provide a framework for delivery of optimum health care to patient populations across all provider care facilities. The continuum of care can be described as the array of care services provided from birth to end of life. All health care provider organizationshospitals, physician clinics, outpatient clinics, home health providers, hospice services, the medical home, and moreparticipate in the patient continuum of care. Throughout this presentation, the unique functions of various health care organizations are highlighted. The presentation also provides examples of relationships between health care organizations. 5