Innovation Brief: Building Electronic Information-Sharing Systems to Support Care Coordination in Illinois

Posted on: December 9, 2011

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is beginning a series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs that will focus on promising methods states use to improve care coordination and service linkages to support healthy child development. Illinois Healthy Beginnings II (IHB2) was highlighted in the November 2011 briefing, the first in the series. It focuses on electronic information-sharing systems that Illinois is building or adapting to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delays.

Illinois is poised to improve care coordination by implementing an electronic referral initiation and feedback system, a positive step toward the goal of ensuring children receive appropriate services and achieve the best possible outcomes. These system changes have implications for information sharing to support care coordination statewide and for other populations.

Read the full November 2011 ABCD III Innovation Brief about  the IHB2 project or learn more about ABC on the NASHP website.