Communication between health professionals across sectors
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Bringing disparate activities and services into a coherent system requires well-resourced communication. The World Health Organization defines health services integration as: bringing together common functions within and between organisations to solve common problems, developing commitment to a shared vision and goals and using common technologies and resources to achieve these goals. This RESEARCH ROUNDup explores strategies that enable interactive, timely, two-way exchange of pertinent clinical information between care providers across primary, acute and specialist settings.