A Template for Nurses: Supporting the Business Case for Care Coordination and Transition Management

Nursing Economic$To help nurses cost-effectively promote health and improve outcomes, experts have written a series of articles for AAACN’s “Perspectives in Ambulatory Care” column in Nursing Economic$.

The series presents templates, tools, and strategies focused on building successful business cases to leverage the role of the CCTM RN. Authors encourage nurses to study and disseminate their results to expand the literature.

These efforts are imperative to fully realizing the economic value and unique contributions of nurses practicing at the top of their license and effecting transformation in health care.

The first installment in the series, published in the July/August 2020 issue of Nursing Economic$, describes three qualitative descriptive style interviews from successful nurse executives and provides thematic analysis.

Start, R., Brown, D., May, N., Quinlan, S., Blankson, M., Russel- Rodriguez, S., & Matlock, A. (2020). Strategies for creating a business case that leverages the RN role in care coordination and transition management. Nursing Economic$, 38(4), 203- 217.

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In the second installment of the series, published in November/December 2020 issue of Nursing Economic$, authors provide a business case template that guides nurses seeking to transform care. The authors provide tools and guidance aimed at creating a positive return on investment while leveraging nurses in care coordination and transition management (CCTM®) and other roles.

Brown, D.S., Start, R., & Matlock, A.M. (2020). Creating a business case template for care coordination and transition management. Nursing Economic$, 38(6), 308-315.

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The third column in the series, published in the January/February 2021 issue of Nursing Economic$, details an exemplar organization that successfully achieved positive outcomes and financial benefits from leveraging the CCTM RN role.

Rodriguez, S.R., & Pirlot, S. (2021). Return on investment of a centralized telephonic case management program in a commercial population. Nursing Economic$, 39(1), 39-42.

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Note: This series of articles is presented on the AAACN Website with permission from Nursing Economic$.


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