Health IT in long-term and post-acute care – The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology [US] – 15 March 2013

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Health IT in long-term and post-acute care – The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology [US] – 15 March 2013

“This issue brief provides an overview of the opportunities for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers to use health information technology (IT) to improve care delivery and health outcomes while reducing total cost of care. The first section defines the issue. The second section provides background information on the current landscape of health IT in LTPAC and an overview of the challenges and opportunities to improve care coordination and patient outcomes through the use of health IT in LTPAC settings. The third section highlights promising examples of how health IT tools and standards-based health information exchange (HIE) are enabling patient-centered care. The fourth section summarizes many health care transformation programs that represent opportunities for LTPAC providers to be integrated into health IT-enabled health care delivery and payment programs. The fifth section summarizes the key considerations for the LTPAC community today in deciding how to use health IT to transform care and the sixth and final section provides suggestions for additional resources to aid the LTPAC community as providers implement tools and standards-based HIE.”

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