In addition to providing medical services, primary care practices also provide management services to their patients. These management services might be described as falling into one of the following categories: Maintaining a comprehensive record, communicating the record, case management and patient advocacy, and information resource.
- Maintaining Your Comprehensive Record
- Record Communication
- Case Management & Patient Advocacy
- Information Resource
Maintaining Your Comprehensive Record
Maintaining your comprehensive record describes keeping a record which accurately describes the patient’s story and current status. It includes information from a variety of service providers and sites (consultants, hospitals and tests).
Record communication refers to the provision of a patient’s record to another provider to assist in the care of patients. (ie. to a consultant and/or ER).
Case Management & Patient Advocacy
Case Management and Patient Advocacy refers to the role of coordinating the care of a patient when several providers are involved.
Information resource refers to acting as a source of information for any purpose.