There are many parts of attending annual big conferences that I love, from seeing old industry friends to attending good sessions. But I also, not so secretly, love the exhibit halls — for several reasons.
If someone were to complain that long-term care has become a "same old, same old" scene, you might be inclined to agree. Staffing, reimbursement, over-regulation — they're all ongoing challenges — well, OK, outright problems. And they're not the only ones. But things clearly are not the same.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) released its updated online EHR selection tool to help providers choose a system.
Selecting an electronic health record should soon be easier for long-term care providers. LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies recently announced the upcoming release of a whitepaper and selection matrix covering selecting an EHR.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) announced the upcoming release of a whitepaper and selection matrix on selecting an electronic health record (EHR). The updated whitepaper became a topic of discussion at the 2013 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit this week in Baltimore.
LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies has released several free tools designed to help operators identify electronic health records products that might meet their needs. The portfolio includes an online tool for identifying products that meet an organization's requirements and an accompanying whitepaper that guides organizations through an interdisciplinary planning for EHRs process and defining the needed specifications. "LeadingAge members have long told us of their struggles to understand which EHR products they should consider implementing," said Majd Alwan, Ph.D., LeadingAge senior vice president for technology and executive director of CAST. "We are very pleased to have partnered with vendors who agreed to contribute information about their products' capabilities according to a defined set of functionalities. This has enabled us to create a selection matrix that covers the landscape of EHR products build an online EHR Selection tool that is both thorough and user-friendly."
LeadingAge will host its spring annual meeting Sunday through Wednesday in Washington. Typically considered a "Capitol Hill fly-in" during which providers meet with their respective states' lawmakers to push the LeadingAge agenda, the meeting also will feature keynote speakers, workshops and educational sessions throughout. There also will be an exhibit hall Monday morning. Educator and a co-author of the best-selling "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" Dan Heath will deliver the keynote leadership address Monday morning.
High expenses and poor internal collaboration often sink provider efforts to implement new technology initiatives, according to a report from LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies. Conversely, the 18 case studies in the report identified seven markers of success.
The American Association of Homes and Services officially changes its name to LeadingAge today as part of what its leaders call an effort to align itself more with its mission.