Tag: electronic health records

Study finds 62% of post-acute care facilities rely on phone calls to transfer resident data

PointClickCare released a study, 2019 Patient Transition Study: Technology Use During Transitions of Care, in partnership with research firm Definitive Healthcare. Researchers found that 62% of post-acute care facilities rely on phone calls to transfer resident information from hospitals to post-acute care facilities. The study reveals how commonly phone calls, emails, and even faxes are […]

GAO calls out HHS for lack of plan to increase electronic information exchange in post-acute settings

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report titled “Electronic Health Records: HHS Needs to Improve Planning and Evaluation of Its Efforts to Increase Information Exchange in Post-Acute Care Settings,” stating that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) lacks a comprehensive plan to meet its goal in increasing the proportion of post-acute […]

How do electronic health records fit into long-term care?

Though long-term care (LTC) facilities are not eligible for direct funding for electronic health records (EHR) under the meaningful use program, EHRs are gaining popularity in these settings. Adoptions of EHRs in LTC can reduce medication-related errors, improve clinical documentation, and better coordinate information exchange between healthcare settings, leading to improved resident-centered care. Making the […]

OIG report finds EHRs are being improperly reviewed by CMS

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report titled, “CMS and Its Contractors Have Adopted Few Program Integrity Practices to Address Vulnerability in EHRs” that finds that few CMS contractors from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were reviewing electronic health records properly. According to the OIG report, electronic health […]