In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month features the conclusion to a two-part series discussing the unique challenges HIM professionals face in deploying EHRs customized to serve pediatric and adolescent providers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has freed up $730 million in state grant funding to support states in implementing health IT projects and new payment and delivery models.
Coordination and continuity of care during transitions between care settings are priorities for all healthcare stakeholders—so much so that efforts to bolster continuity were included in the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program.
Just because long-term and post-acute (LTPAC) care providers are exempt from the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, it doesn’t mean clinicians in these facilities are immune to interacting with it.
Healthcare today desperately needs to improve the quality of care provided to patients. Success in raising the quality bar requires healthcare stakeholders understand the emerging changes in payment reform and care delivery, including how technology is being used to assist in care coordination and quality. Speakers at Tuesday’s Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit’s Town Hall session urged the audience to focus on using technology to support and improve continuity of care.