Tuesday, March 1, 2011

HIT in Long Term Care

March 1, 2011
In conjunction with the 3rd Annual AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium, Provider magazine hosted its first-ever roundtable on health information technology (HIT). The discussion focused on how long term and post-acute care professionals are utilizing HIT to improve operations and quality care at facilities.

Representatives from a wide variety of companies participated, including Kindred Healthcare, Covenant Care, and Marquis Companies. Participants discussed 3 major areas, including how to best use HIT in a health reform-driven environment; the role of HIT in capturing true, point-of-care documentation; and planning for the future.  The roundtable was sponsored by AccuNurse.

Larry Wolf, health IT strategist for Kindred Healthcare, shared his thoughts on the event and the human aspect of implementing HIT in long term care.

Check out all the video clips from the roundtable on our YouTube stream, and be sure to view photos on our Flickr page.

Even though the roundtable is over, the discussion doesn’t have to be. Amid tight state Medicaid budgets, increasingly complex patients and a post-health reform environment, how is your community making the most out of HIT? Share your thoughts with us below.

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