202 pages | 65 B/W Illus.
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