* '''Care Coordination''': Solutions that focus on making it easier for different stakeholders (family, relatives, clinicians, social worker, care manager, etc.) in the extended care team to work with one other in context of a single patient's care. There is no consensus or explicit definition, but [http://www.qualityforum.org/Publications/2010/10/Quality_Connections__Care_Coordination.aspx this paper from NQF] is mostly right about what Care Coordination means. There are two subtle groups of offerings within this overarching topic:
**'''[[Transition of Care]]''': Companies that are focused on creating solutions for managing the transition of patient from one care setting to another (e.g. discharge from inpatient facility to home or PCP's care). This list doesn't include the traditional EHR vendors. Read [http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2012/rwjf401314 this] for background.
**'''[[Care Collaboration]]''': Companies that don't just skew to transition event workflows. They are marketing solutions for coordinating care ''even within the same care setting''. The line between care collaboration and transition of care solutions
gets blurry quite often due to overzealous marketing.
*'''[[Population Health Management]]''': Healthcare IT software related to managing a large group of patients. Includes vendors offerings that have to do with registries, research cohorts, patient panel management, etc.