Hoffman Estates, IL (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
WoundRounds®, the point-of-care wound management & prevention solution, has sponsored a white paper on the gaps in health Information technology in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC). While the nation’s healthcare system is on a path to improve care, quality and cost through adoption of electronic health record technology, the long-term and post-care sector, an important part of the healthcare continuum, has fallen behind the better-funded hospital sector in adoption of technology.
The government has provided incentives for hospitals and doctors to adopt and meaningfully use health information technology. “However, the long-term and post-acute care sector which cares for the aged, has largely been ignored by government funding. These organizations often lack financial reserves to undertake costly technology investments on their own and are falling behind the technology curve,” according to Linda Kloss, author of the paper and expert on healthcare and information management.
Chief Information Officers from leading LTPAC organizations participated in the white paper. The white paper captures their challenges, recommendations for the LTPAC sector, and policy recommendations for government. “We’re fortunate to share insights from eight industry leaders. As a technology solution provider to LTPAC, WoundRounds is pleased to have convened the CIO expert panel and to highlight the needs of this critically important part of the care system in this white paper,” according to David Loveland, COO of WoundRounds, the sponsor of the white paper.
The white paper may be downloaded at http://www.woundrounds.com/insights-from-the-third-healthcare-pillar/.
WoundRounds is the point-of-care wound management & prevention solution that empowers nurses to deliver better wound care in less time. Users of WoundRounds report time savings, reduction in facility-acquired pressure ulcers, lower wound care costs, decreased rehospitalizations, and reduced risk and liability. WoundRounds is a service of Telemedicine Solutions, LLC, specialists in geriatric medicine, web-based technology and contemporary telecommunications tools based on clinical best practices of care.
About the Author
Linda Kloss is President at Kloss Strategic Advisors, Ltd; a consultancy offering thought leadership, policy and strategy guidance and consulting in healthcare and information management. Formerly Ms. Kloss was CEO of the American Health Information Management Association and was recognized as one of the Top 100 people in Healthcare for six consecutive years. She serves on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics... http://www.kloss-strategicadvisors.com.