Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers Engaged in Health Information Exchange: Final Report. Abstract

10/29/2013

In 2012 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funded this project designed to expand the knowledge base related to the state of health information exchange (HIE) to support care for persons receiving long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC). The main tasks of the project included a targeted literature review, environmental scan, and key informant interviews to examine what is known about HIE to support transitions in care and shared care for persons receiving LTPAC. In-depth, on-site case studies were also conducted with three LTPAC providers engaged in different types of HIE to help understand the experiences of the providers and other participants involved in the HIE activity/intervention, the types of information exchanged, and the impact of these HIE activities. These tasks were guided by a framework developed for this study. This work was conducted by Westat, and sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) under Task Order No. HHSP2337004T, Contract Number HHSP23320100026WI, for which Jennie Harvell served as the Project Officer.

Authors:

Colene Byrne, Ph.D., Westat
Michelle Dougherty, MA, RHIA, AHIMA Foundation

Other Contributors:

Heather McKenzie, MBA, RN
Benedicta-Osfo-Darko, MA, both Westat

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