Health Information Technology

Revised federal health IT strategic plan released, linked to long-term care

Revised federal health IT strategic plan released, linked to long-term care

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Although physicians and hospitals are the main focus of an updated federal health information technology plan announced Monday, long-term care and other providers were also identified as targets of a push into new territory

No ACOs have reliable interoperability with external organizations, survey finds

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A widespread lack of interoperable technology threatens the Accountable Care Organization model, according to recently released survey results.

Technology is helping prevent readmissions, but integration across the care continuum remains a pressing goal, experts say

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As data sets increase for post-acute care, so will the need for standardization and the push for skilled nursing facilities to be connected with other health entities, experts said at a health information technology summit Tuesday.

Health IT not a panacea for what's wrong in healthcare

Health IT not a panacea for what's wrong in healthcare

If you listen to the lobbyists for medical device manufacturers, health information technology is the answer to our biggest healthcare troubles. America's registered nurses have a different perspective.

Seidman begins at Avalere

Seidman begins at Avalere

Avalere Health has appointed Joshua Seidman, Ph.D., to lead its new Center for Health Delivery & Payment Innovation.

Major player will stop certifying EHR systems, including in long-term care

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The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will no longer offer certification for electronic health records systems, including those for long-term and post-acute care, the company announced Wednesday.

Grants to help LTC operators coordinate care with hospitals

Grants to help LTC operators coordinate care with hospitals

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Four Maryland long-term care facilities stand to benefit from new technology grants that target medical information.

'Reboot' health information program to achieve better acute, post-acute care coordination, report says

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The federal program to encourage adoption of health information technology is seriously troubled and should be reexamined, according to a report released Wednesday by six Republican senators.

McKnight's August Super Tuesday webcast: Tech partnerships are key

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Health information management and providers' future needs for linking appropriately with other stakeholders were in focus for the August McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event remains free to view from our online archive for a year from the date of the Aug. 7 original airing. The webcast's featured speaker was Deborah Green, vice president of HIM Solutions at the American Health Information Management Association, and also Chief Information Officer at LaVie Care.

Care coordination, adoption of HIT pushed at tech conference

Forging partnerships with other providers and adopting health information technology are critical to the survival of long-term care providers, new guidelines recommend.

Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS

Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS

As required by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Forum convened the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to develop a coordinated performance measurement approach across PAC and LTC settings.

Study: Residents like health information technology but researchers say actual benefits tough to measure

Comprehensive health information technology does not lead to any measurable improvements in the health outcomes of elderly nursing home residents, a new study finds.

Healthcare information will be plentiful for providers at this meeting

The Healthcare Information Management Systems and Society is hosting its annual conference Sunday through Wednesday in Orlando, FL. More than 400 educational sessions will be offered at HIMMS11, covering topics such as the HITECH Act, standards, interoperability, Meaningful Use provisions, and more. More than 29,000 individuals are expected to attend.

Experts to advance long-term care health information technology strategies

Many of the best and brightest in long-term and post-acute care will take part in the 2010 LTPAC health information technology summit Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore. The annual meeting of the minds also will delve into the advancement of electronic health records.

Summit on technology and long-term care to be held in June

A summit focusing on the electronic health record (EHR), health information technology (HIT) and long-term care will take place next month in Baltimore.

Weems: Berwick and Blumenthal would be information technology 'dream team'

Weems: Berwick and Blumenthal would be information technology 'dream team'

The potential combination of Donald Berwick as administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and David Blumenthal as national coordinator of health information technology would be a healthcare IT "dream team," one former CMS official recently said.

Department of Health and Human Services to offer $80 million in information technology grants

Department of Health and Human Services to offer $80 million in information technology grants

The Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday disclosed that it will provide $80 million in grants to help develop and strengthen the health information technology workforce.

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