Continuity of Care
Continuity of care is an approach to ensure that the patient-centered care team is cooperatively involved in ongoing healthcare management toward a shared goal of high-quality medical care. Continuity of care promotes patient safety and assures quality of care over time. Promoting continuity of care includes sharing thorough and concise patient medical information amongst providers and building trust between patients and their healthcare team. It also includes ensuring a patient has safe, coordinated transitions between different healthcare facilities and providers.
Continuity of Care Form
Rhode Island Department of Health regulations require any licensed healthcare facility that provides direct patient care to use the Continuity of Care form that is appropriate for the situation. As of January 2019, the following three updated forms are available for use.
Older versions of the Continuity of Care forms are also available for use.
All fields must be completed with current and accurate information.