Coordination can transform outcomes.
Effectively treating complex mental health conditions and addiction often requires a comprehensive system of care. Multiple therapies and services may be used to treat primary and co-occurring disorders. While individual therapies and supportive services play a critical role in treatment, thoughtful coordination of these services can greatly increase the effectiveness of all interventions and contribute to better patient outcomes over time.
Coordinating care is the process of ensuring that all members of the patient care team are aware of the patient’s real-time status, are working to achieve the same goals, and can indicate additional care when needed. When care providers work together, patients benefit.
Encore clinicians meet regularly to discuss the progress of each client, identify needs, discuss options, and allocate services as indicated. Coordination can identify new issues before they become problematic and identify new opportunities to make progress. It is often the case that one clinician may become aware of a previously unknown underlying condition. By sharing this information with team members, each can adjust their care regimen to support this new need. Whether adjusting medications, consulting with medical professionals or identifying new support services, coordination delivers a better level of care faster.