Performance Improvement 2009. How Well Do Health Care Delivery Systems Exchange Health Information?

01/01/2009

The study examined how well health care delivery systems that use health information technology (HIT) exchange health information on behalf of patients who also received services from post-acute and long-term care (PAC/LTC) providers that also used HIT and were either “ affiliated” or “ unaffiliated” with these health delivery systems. The study (1) described the use of health information technology in state-of-the-art health delivery systems and how health information was or was not exchanged with unaffiliated post-acute and long-term care (PAC/LTC) providers, physician offices, laboratories, pharmacies, and hospitals; (2) identified the factors that supported or deterred timely exchange of health information with unaffiliated PAC/LTC providers and other parts of the health care delivery continuum that use HIT; and (3) identified ways to encourage information exchange between health delivery systems that used HIT with unaffiliated PAC/LTC providers and use of HIT in PAC/LTC.

Report Title: Health Information Exchange in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Case Study Findings: Final Report http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2007/HIEcase.htm
Agency Sponsor: ASPE-ODALTCP, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Federal Contact: Jennie Harvell, 202-690-6443
Performer: University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center
PIC ID: 8899

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