Researchers sought to identify ways to support cost-effective data re-use and interoperable health information exchange (HIE) by long term/post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, particularly nursing homes and home health agencies.
The study developed a strategy and tools to support health information technology adoption and use among LTPAC providers. The central strategy is to leverage existing Federal requirements for electronic reporting of patient assessments. Such patient assessment instruments would become the initial foundation for expanding providers' health information technology capabilities and participation in health information exchanges. Two companion strategies identified were developing the awareness of impending demands for electronic clinical information exchange and building a sustainable technical infrastructure for LTPAC participation in information exchanges.
Report Title: Opportunities for Engaging Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers in Health Information Exchange Activities: Exchanging Interoperable Patient Assessment Information, http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2011/StratEng.htm
Agency Sponsor: OASPE, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Jennie Harvell, 202-690-6443
Performer: American Health Information Management Association Foundation, ASPE
Record ID: 10056 (December 1, 2011)