In an effort to advance the utilization of health information technology in long term care facilities and to provide for the exchange of electronic health record information between all health care sectors, the LTC industry has been and remains actively involved in HIT initiatives and standards development organizations. Click here for more information about LTC accomplishments in national HIT efforts.
FHCA July 2011 Pulse Article, "Health Information Technology," by Tom Kelly, Village on the Isle
This website provides the most up-to-date, detailed information about the EHR incentive programs.
Long Term & Post Acute Care HIT Collaborative and Latest Roadmap
In 2005, AHCA and NCAL jointed with a number of Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) stakeholder associations as the Long Term and Post Acute Care HIT Collaborative. This organization has filled a void, advocating for and educating on behalf of a common interest and vision that LTPAC plays a crucial role in providing care to the frail elderly and, as a result, must be included in national efforts to provide all Americans with access to electronic medical records and the means to share that information through a national health information exchange by 2014. Through coordinated educational efforts, the Collaborative has worked closely with national policymakers and with industry leaders. In part, this is accomplished by hosting an annual LTPAC HIT Summit and by publishing of a Road Map. The 2010–2012 LTPAC Health IT Road Map is the third published by the Collaborative to provide guidance to provider organizations, policymakers, vendors, payers, and other stakeholders.