Health information technology helps nursing homes coordinate care and protect resident privacy, according to a leading researcher on the issue. Nursing homes without technology may rely on more creative ways to communicate that create privacy problems, such as posting photos or written notices, he says.
It's no secret that as baby boomers age and come to depend on coordinated long-term care, providers will be challenged to adapt quickly to meet the needs of a growing population. How does an organization begin to prepare for this anticipated boom? Start with the foundation.
Many state Medicaid directors worry that implementing healthcare information exchanges (HIE) will sap money from already diminishing Medicaid funds, according to speakers at the recent Health Information Management Systems Society gathering in Atlanta.