The LTPAC Health IT Summit Takes Place June 17–18, 2013
Long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) is healthcare’s fastest-growing sector. The Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit will explore how LTPAC providers can meet the needs of an aging population while advancing policies and initiatives that align with the broader national healthcare strategy.
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. The conference offers critical insights into how 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.