Health Information Technology in Long-Term Care

Lack of communication between physicians and case managers has been shown to result in adverse medical events and to increase healthcare costs for elderly individuals receiving home- and community-based long-term care (LTC) services. To remedy this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Florida International University formed a partnership with a local home care agency to develop the Home Continuation Care Dashboard, an Internet-based portal designed to facilitate communication between case managers, physicians, patients, and their caregivers. In this article, the authors explain the need for improved communication strategies and describe the team’s ongoing efforts to develop, refine, and implement their prototype Web-portal in homes with older persons receiving home- and community-based LTC services. Read the full article here>>

You might also like this recent article by Handler and colleagues: Incorporating INTERACT II Clinical Decision Support Tools into Nursing Home Health Information Technology

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