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IT 'roadmap' points to care coordination, HIT adoption

Forging partnerships and adopting health information technology are critical to the survival of long-term care providers, new guidelines recommend. Released this week at the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology Summit in Baltimore, the "Roadmap for Health Information Technology (HIT) In Long-Term and Post-Acute Care" identifies five key areas providers should focus on over the next two years. These priorities include: care coordination with hospitals and primary care providers; devising coordinated quality measurement and improvement activities; viewing healthcare information technology as business imperative; accelerating adoption of culture change strategies; and boosting educational efforts to keep LTC workers up with new technology.