Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, along with LeadingAge (LeadingAge) is pleased to release the LeadingAge Ziegler 100 Technology Adoption Report. The tenth edition of the LeadingAge Ziegler 100 (LZ100) was released earlier this fall and reaffirms Ziegler’s ongoing commitment to innovation and technology’s role in healthy aging. The LeadingAge Ziegler 100 represent the 100 largest not-for-profit senior living organizations in the country.
In partnership with the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST), Ziegler made a commitment to expand the 2013 LZ 100 to include an enhanced section on technology adoption. Specific feedback was gathered from the LZ 100 organizations about their utilization of technologies that align with healthcare reform initiatives (i.e. electronic health records), enhanced quality of care technologies such as remote monitoring for safety and wellness, as well as technologies that promote a greater coordination of care internally and externally with outside organizations and care providers. The data was gathered over a period of time between January and July 2013 with a total of 94 of the 100 organizations completing the survey.
“We are pleased to have contributed to the development of this report and are excited to be sharing the results of the technology adoption survey. Many LZ 100 organizations throughout the country are well on their way with integrating the most effective technologies that exist and a number of them are paving the way as trend-setters in the senior living sector. We were pleased to see that 83% of organizations have implemented some form of Point-of-Care or Point-of-Service technology in their communities. Three-out of four senior living organizations also have Electronic Medical/Health Records integrated into their communities,” commented Dan Hermann, Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler.
“LZ 100 providers we surveyed show strong commitment to safety, social connectedness and electronic documentation technologies” said Majd Alwan, senior vice president of technology at LeadingAge and executive director of CAST. “We hope and expect to see higher utilization of health information exchange with other providers to facilitated care coordination across settings, and higher adoption rates for telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and telecare in the future,” he added.
You can read the full CAST Ziegler LZ 100 Technology Adoption and Utilization Survey at: http://www.leadingage.org/LZ100_Tech_Survey_2013.
As one of the nation’s leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers, Ziegler offers investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education, and communication.
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