Most Important Care Gap Measures and Guides

Care gaps lead to healthcare disparities, which negatively impacts the quality of care that the doctor is providing to the patient. To close gare gaps, a provider must be aware of the gaps. Care management platform is a tool built to help providers find gaps in their care and close them for better results.

In order to locate the gaps, the care management software defines those gaps first. Any activity that leads to poor health outcomes and a bad rating can be considered as a gap.

What are ‘Care Gaps’?

A gap in care is defined as the health disparities that creates an imbalance between recommended practices and the provided healthcare services. Based on this definition, care gaps can be observed in various forms such as:


  • An at-risk patient who did not receive recommended care 
  • Lack of data on patients who missed the screening 
  • Couldn’t track and diagnose patients new illness 
  • A patient didn’t follow their prescription 
  • A missed appointment 

Care management software performs a detailed analysis of all such data and identifies the gaps. Once the gaps have been identified, clearly defined action plans are taken to close those gaps. 

How to close ‘Care Gaps’?

Once the gaps in care have been identified, closing those gaps and removing the existing health disparities becomes attainable. 

Care coordination is an important step in not only identifying the gaps but also closing those gaps. 

Some other ways to close care gaps and bring positive health outcomes are:

  • Keeping track of patients who missed the screening 
  • Keeping a detailed patient data 
  • Educating patient

Equipo’s care management platform measures gaps across multiple dimensions. It clearly defines and tracks care gaps and provides actionable steps to close those gaps.