To participate in these new payment models, LTPAC providers will need to evaluate their health IT infrastructure and make successful deployment a priority.
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.
Forging partnerships with other providers and adopting health information technology are critical to the survival of long-term care providers, new guidelines recommend.
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.