2010-2012 ROAD MAP – Priorities and Recommendations for Action
The 2010 through 2012 LTPAC HIT Road Map builds on progress made since 2005. The third Roadmap updates priorities to assure the effectiveness of LTPAC in serving our nation’s post-acute, chronic care and wellness needs. This Roadmap calls for advocacy and support for expanded direct and indirect participation by LTPAC in the incentives, investments, and initiatives driving interoperable healthcare and health information exchange (HIE) to benefit the populations served by LTPAC; the effective adoption of interoperable health IT by sector participants with a particular focus on transfers of care and e-prescribing; and, finally, a continued advocacy and discovery toward a person-centered model for a quality healthcare experience in the United States.
- Leverage Existing Programs and Policies: To successfully advocate for inclusion of LTPAC in both national and state HIT policies and programs designed to expand the adoption, use, and exchange of health information for all Americans.
- Certify LTPAC Vendor Solutions: Establish/extend EHR certification criteria to LTPAC providers to promote EHR adoption, coordinate care among health care settings to increase quality of care, and to prepare for possible provider incentives.
- Adopt and Use Health IT and EHRs: To support LTPAC provider adoption and use of HIT, EMRs, and EHRs.
- Health Information Exchange: Foster the strongest inclusion and participation of LTPAC providers and vendors in emerging state HIEs and the national health information network (NHIN).
- Prioritize Transition of Care and Electronic Prescribing: Promote care coordination and continuity of care through the use of HIT during transition of care (TOC) periods and for electronic prescribing (e-prescribing).
- Focus on Person-Centered Health and Healthcare: Empower persons (consumers, patients, families, caregivers and practitioners) to expect, person-centered and person-directed outcomes (including wellness, independence and control) as they participate in healthcare systems, processes and activities.
- Showcase Valuable and Effective Use of Health IT Solutions: Move HIT in LTPAC from the phase pilot testing and demonstrations of value to becoming sustainable part of operations that continuously result in improved care quality, increased efficiencies, and cost-effectiveness.
- Promote and Disseminate Research: Define and advance an EHR/HIT research agenda that includes a focus on LTPAC and contains identified priorities.
- Strengthen LTPAC HIT Collaboration: Strengthen the effectiveness of the LTPAC HIT Collaborative and to achieve sustainability and viability as a volunteer organization.
- Promote the LTPAC HIT Roadmap Agenda to Stakeholders, Change-Agents and Policymakers
- Mobilize LTPAC Stakeholders
- Participate in National, Regional, Local and Private HIE Initiatives and Agendas
- Educate, Assess and Accelerate EMR/EHR Adoption by LTPAC Stakeholders