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Turning Readiness into Action: Health IT Adoption in Long-Term Care Part 2

Dr. Greg Alexander, RN, PhD, FAAN, from The University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, is currently working with long-term care facilities and hospitals in the St. Louis area to advance health IT adoption and improve care coordination. In our first conversation with him, we learned about the importance of readiness and communication between long-term care facilities and hospitals in implementing technology. Here, we take a closer look at preparing for infrastructure changes and the benefits for patients.

ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap: Keeping the Focus Where It Counts

October 7th was a hallmark day for health IT – with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publishing its Meaningful Use stage 3 final rule and Certification final rule, as well as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology releasing the final version of its Interoperability Roadmap.

A Call for Technology Integration and Education for LTPAC Nurses

Q&A with American Medical Informatics Association, Part Two

Long-term and post-acute care facilities lag in technology adoption, risking delays in communication and gaps in patient health histories. This is particularly true during transitions of care, when information can get lost in the shuffle moving a patient from one facility to another without compatible health information systems.

For LTPAC Nurses, Technology Integration Starts with Clinical Assessment

Q&A with American Medical Informatics Association, Part One

When it comes to infusing technology into the care delivery process, never underestimate the power of a nurse. After more than 15 years in the field, Brenda Kulhanek, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS is one such change agent who is working to advance nursing informatics across the industry.

Guest Blog: We Must Do Better: The Importance of E-Prescribing, EHRs and Patient Data Access

I have spoken openly in the past about my experience with the U.S. healthcare system and how all too often technology and information access have been more foe than friend. As a HIMSS15 social media ambassador, I shared my mother’s patient story with conference attendees. I champion patient safety and the correct alignment to existing process and flow to ensure digital resources can be used effectively as part of care delivery.

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