1st Edition

An Introduction to Health Information Technology in LTPAC Settings

By PhD Alexander, RPh John, MS Pettit Copyright 2018
    232 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    232 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    232 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    A multiplicity of factors converging together suggest the long term/post-acute care (LTPAC) provider community (e.g. nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, home health agencies, etc.) will accelerate in importance within the healthcare ecosystem during the next few years. The challenge for many LTPAC providers in this emerging environment will be to advance their clinical health information technologies (health IT) capabilities in order to "play" with other providers in the healthcare "sandbox." This book is designed to assist LTPAC leaders in identifying and exploring the array of critical issues one needs to consider in order to operate within an advanced clinical health IT ecosystem.

    This book surveys key issues surrounding the use of clinical health IT in LTPAC settings, to include providing readers with a suggested strategic plan and roadmap for selecting and installing digital health technologies in LTPAC organizations. Though the focus of the book primarily centers on the U.S. LTPAC provider’s experience, the authors also spend time addressing global and future LTPAC considerations.


    Section 1: General Environment

    Chapter 1: A Decade of Policy Impacts on HIT Maturity in LTC (ARRA,


    Chapter 2: Introduction to HIT in LTC (hardware, software and


    Section 2: Systems

    Chapter 3: Life Cycles of HIT Systems in LTC

    Chapter 4: Technologies for Nursing Homes

    Chapter 5: Technologies for Assisted Living

    Chapter 6: Technologies for Home Health

    Chapter 7: Telemedicine Applications in LTC

    Chapter 8: Specialized Computer Applications for LTC (Health Information

    Exchange Networks, Expert Systems, Computer Assisted

    Instruction Systems, Patient Portals, mHealth)

    Chapter 9: Security and Privacy in the Electronic Age in LTC

    Section 3: Administration

    Chapter 10: HIT Leadership Competencies Needed in LTC Systems

    Chapter 11: An LTPAC Strategic Roadmap

    Section 4: Other Considerations

    Chapter 12: International Perspectives on LTC HIT

    Chapter 13: The Next 20 Years: Future Applications in LTC


    PhD Alexander, RPh John, MS Pettit