NAHC Hosts Long-Term Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology Collaborative Face-to Face-Meeting
January 29, 2014 03:25 PM
Last week, the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and its affiliated Home Care Technology Association of America (HCTAA) hosted the Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative annual face-to-face meeting at its Washington, DC headquarters. The meeting provided an occasion for association stakeholders, government agency staff, and thought leaders to plan the annual LTPAC Health IT Summit and to consider updates to the LTPAC Health IT Roadmap.
The focus of this year’s discussion focused on the need for engagement in new models of care and demonstrations that could leverage community based care and health information technology. The trends toward person-centric longitudinal care coordination, where health care partners, patients, caregivers and workers form intelligent health networks, was discussed so that LTPAC providers could make an impact in these new models of care and deliver needed innovative approaches to the delivery of health care.
The Collaborative is currently accepting abstracts for its 2014 Health IT Summit. More information on the Summit can be found here. The Collaborative is seeking proposals from home care providers and their vendor partners on a variety of subject related to the exchange of health information amongst home care agencies, physicians and hospitals.
The Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative was formed to recognize common interests and vision for health information technology. The collaborative advances HIT issues through coordinated efforts, host an annual Summit and publish a Road Map to advance strategic priorities and inform provider organizations, policy-makers, vendors, payers, and other stakeholders. To learn more about the Collaborative and its activities please visit its website here.