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Opportunities for Engaging Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Providers in Health Information Exchange Activities: Exchanging Interoperable Patient Assessment Information

December 1, 2011

This report provides strategies and tools to support health information technology (HIT) adoption and use among long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, particularly nursing homes and home health agencies.

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Key Takeaways

The central strategy is to leverage existing federal requirements for electronic reporting of patient assessments by LTPAC providers.
A set of technical tools will help LTPAC providers enter the clinical information exchange space.
Patient assessment instruments would be the initial foundation for expanding LTPAC providers’ capacity for HIT.

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