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Health IT in Long-Term and Post Acute Care

Brief
March 1, 2013

This issue brief provides an overview of the opportunities for long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers to use health information technology (IT) to improve care delivery and health outcomes while reducing total cost of care.

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Key Takeaways

Use of electronic health record technology and participation in HIE efforts by LTPAC providers is lagging.
Tele-monitoring devices can support home health aides in improving patient care coordination between providers.
Progress is being made to transform the health care system to be more patient-centric and cost-effective.
 
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