The LTPAC Health IT Summit Takes Place June 17–18, 2013
Long-term and post-acute care is healthcare’s fastest-growing frontier. Explore how LTPAC providers can meet the needs of an aging population while advancing policies and initiatives in alignment with the national healthcare strategy at the annual Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit, June 17 to 18, in Baltimore, MD.
The conference, sponsored by AHIMA in collaboration with NAHC, convenes HIT leaders, policy makers, federal and state grantees, care provider executives, LTPAC providers, and hospital leadership, providing critical insights to increase LTPAC involvement in national health IT programs, including health information exchange (HIE) and future meaningful use stages.
“Technology, including interoperable health information technology, is a key facilitator of better coordinated care,” said Dr. Mark McClellan, Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Reform, Leonard D. Schaeffer Chair in Health Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and Chair of LeadingAge CAST. “Interoperability and the exchange of health information are playing a major role in healthcare delivery reforms to improve care. Payment reform initiatives including the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, ACOs and Bundled Payments are accelerating the need for effective interoperability and exchange. For these efforts to succeed in improving quality and lowering costs, it is imperative to connect LTPAC providers with hospitals and other acute care partners.”
Further information on the event can be found on the AHIMA website at ahima.org/ltpacsummit.