Resources focus on collaboration and policy to support health information technology in the industry.
A new website provides rich resources on health information technology (health IT) in long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC). The relaunched LTPAC Health IT Collaborative website focuses on collaboration and on navigating policy.
LeadingAge is a member of the collaborative. The group seeks to advance LTPAC health IT issues by encouraging coordination among provider organizations, policymakers, vendors, payers, and other stakeholders.
The new website offers the following:
Blog posts on current issues, initiatives, key industry meetings, and events—including the emerging health IT standards that are bringing greater interoperability and an ever-evolving digital health environment.
Comment letters that provide insight into how federal health policies impact LTPAC operations.
A calendar of key events for LTPAC providers, health IT developers, researchers, and associations.
Resources that explain the complexity of providing care in LTPAC settings, which represent a diversity of care services under a variety of regulatory requirements and an expanding number of payment models.
The website resources are intended to further interoperability and increase care quality. “Launch of the website and blog provides an important avenue to share the Collaborative’s thought leadership and to engage the broader community on important topics, including strategies for advancing interoperability and the use of health IT to improve the health and wellness of the individuals we serve,” said Michelle Dougherty. She is senior manager at RTI International and co-founder and organization member of the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative.
About the Collaborative
Formed in 2005, the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative is a forum for those involved in the LTPAC sector to pursue interoperability and the use of standards to improve care quality and transitions of care across care settings.
It is an invitation-only, public-private group of stakeholder organizations. The Collaborative supports meaningful, effective, and accessible health information and technology policies, strategies, standards, resources, products, and services. These services enhance the delivery of coordinated, quality care for people with chronic and/or complex needs. Learn more at the new website.