The Challenges and Opportunities of Care Coordination

Published 09/29/2021

What are the challenges to care coordination? In this video, Sean Boynes, DMD, MS, vice president of health improvement at CareQuest Institute, explains how coordination can be daunting because it requires bridging silos and exposing a portion of your operation to someone else. Providers may hesitate to be open and honest about the weaknesses in their practices. But there are opportunities, too. True care coordination will require a significant cultural change and recognizing the deep connections between oral disease and overall systemic health.

You may also be interested in:

  • MORE Care, an initiative of CareQuest Institute that aims to integrate oral health competencies and capabilities into primary care offices while building patient-centered referral networks with local dental providers using health information technology.
  • A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care, a white paper that outlines a new model in dentistry that will be more cost-effective, efficient, and equitable.
  • Medical-Dental Integration web page, a collection of resources that explore the growing connections between oral health and overall health.