Review news and insights coming out of AHIMA’s Long Term and Post Acute Care Health IT Summit, held June 22-24 in Baltimore, MD.
For easy access to all web stories related to the summit, navigate from the list below. Watch this space for updates as coverage continues.
Health information and intelligence are beginning to reach outside of the current health information technology infrastructure and into the everyday lives of people. This technology-enabled, person-centered care will be crucial as the population ages and the healthcare delivery system continues its transformation. The “big action” to enable this change will take place in the community—not healthcare institutions , said Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, a keynote presenter at the Long Term and Post Acute Care Health IT Summit, on Monday.
A focus on “what we have in common” to achieve interoperable health information exchange in the US was the message David R. Hunt, MD, FACS, medical director, health IT adoption and patient safety, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), provided during an update on ONC’s efforts at the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit (LTPAC) in Baltimore, MD on Monday.
AHIMA’s advocacy efforts against the delay of ICD-10 this spring were recently honored with a “Power of A” Silver Award by the American Society of Association Executives.
As adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and the exchange of health information has grown in recent years, so too has the need to make sure health IT systems can “talk” to each other. In a blog post introducing a paper on interoperability from ONC, Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, explains that the agency has “heard loudly and clearly that interoperability is a national priority.”