Improving Transitions of Care in LTPAC: An Update from the Theme 2 Challenge Grant Awardees – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – 21 March 2013

Posted on April 2, 2013. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Improving Transitions of Care in LTPAC: An Update from the Theme 2 Challenge Grant Awardees – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology – 21 March 2013

LTPAC = long-term and post-acute care

“the grantees have identified strategies and approaches that can be widely adopted by communities seeking to improve transitions of care to and from LTPAC providers:
• Common processes and appropriate connection points for clinical information transfer between hospitals and LTPAC providers
• Recommendations for hospital and LTPAC provider data needs
• Strategies to promote the use of standards based technology to create, transmit and view clinical documents of relevance to LTPAC
• Approaches to engage LTPAC providers where they are today across the health IT adoption spectrum (from high adoption to no adoption)

In addition, the grantees have encountered challenges that will need to be addressed by any community seeking to address this issue:
• Uneven adoption of non-certified electronic health records makes connections between acute and post acute care providers challenging and labor intensive
• High staff turnover rates create implementation and ongoing operational challenges”

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