The health information technology (HIT) questions on nursing home (NH) adoption, use, and barriers to adoption or use that were developed under this project were designed to be fielded as a part of the National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) or a freestanding survey, and to enable comparisons on health information technology (HIT) or electronic health record (EHR) adoption in other provider settings (e.g., the National Home Health and Hospice Survey, the National Ambulatory Care Survey, etc.).
The project developed two sets of survey questions on NH HIT adoption, use, and barriers: The "core" survey questions were designed for possible administration with the NNHS or other surveys. The "expanded" survey questions include the core questions and follow-up questions designed to obtain additional detail on certain electronic functions in use in NHs. The expanded survey may be of use to NH providers seeking a more information regarding HIT use in targeted NH(s) and/or more details on the use of particular HIT functions (e.g., e-prescribing).
Report Title: Survey Questions for EHR Adoption and Use in Nursing Homes: Final Report http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2010/EHRques.htm
Agency Sponsor: OASPE-ODALTCP, Office of Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy
Federal Contact: Jennie Harvell, 202-690-6443
Performer: University of Colorado
Record ID: 9347 (Report issued September 3, 2010)