2012-2014 Roadmap for HIT in LTPAC
The Long Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) sector is increasingly recognized as an essential component and a potential innovator of emerging national, community and personal health and wellness strategies. It is in this context that the LTPAC Health Information Technology (IT) Collaborative (the Collaborative) introduces its fourth Road Map designed to prioritize action for 2012-2014. We have seen significant progress against priorities highlighted by the third Road Map, however, much remains to be done.
Priority Areas for Action
Care Coordination: LTPAC must be a leading participant and enabler of customer-centered longitudinal care planning and coordination across providers and contexts.
Quality: LTPAC must leverage technology to support transparent, accountable delivery, measurement, and improvement of quality of care, services and outcomes as experienced by consumers both within and across care settings.
Business Imperative: LTPAC must leverage technology to generate innovative, efficient business and service strategies and models that will assure it a leading role in the future of health and wellness delivery.
Consumer-Centered: LTPAC’s unique opportunity lies in its ability to leverage technology to build on its legacy of longitudinal person-centered care and services through effective integration of care and hospitality paradigms.
Workforce Acceleration: LTPAC must re-equip, re-empower, and re-educate its workforce to effectively leverage technologies as part of care and hospitality service delivery to create great customer relationships, experiences, and outcomes.
- Work with stakeholders at national, state and local levels to identify and advocate for opportunities to include LTPAC in health IT and innovation initiatives, such as Meaningful Use.
- Invest in emerging technologies, business models and workforce skill sets that support significant improvements in workflow automation, decision support, HIE, user productivity and consumer engagement.