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Providers: Make long-term care a priority in health IT
Modern Healthcare

Future federal incentive efforts for the use of electronic health-record systems and EHR design requirements need to focus on longitudinal care plans, transitions of care and patient assessments, post-acute care providers told federal health information technology officials.

At a roundtable with HHS health IT officials, a group of post-acute and long-term-care providers said that the government’s proposed Stage 2 meaningful-use criteria did too little to incorporate measures for tracking care transitions. HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released a summary of the May 3 meeting Monday.