«Care coordination requires interoperability among the electronic health records (EHRs) of primary care practices, specialists, hospitals, labs and payers. As we continue moving toward value-based care (VBC), it will become increasingly important that other relevant stakeholders, such as community-based organizations (CBOs), are able to share data with providers. Coordinated care not only results in better patient outcomes but also helps lower overall healthcare costs by preventing needless duplicative tests and procedures.»

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