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LTPAC information technology conference melds care quality & business impact

May 13, 2013
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Use of Enabling Technologies - Even the most advanced EMR is not the end-all-be-all. To improve quality of care, LTPAC organizations need to expand their vision to include telehealth, remote monitoring, medication management and safety technologies to support innovative care delivery and payment models.  This session explores an arsenal of these enabling technologies and how they engage patients and care providers, discusses their role in care delivery, care coordination, their interplay with EHR systems, and discusses research and future tools.

Person Centric Longitudinal and Transition e-Quality Measures - As we move into person-centric longitudinal care, the need for harmonized e-Quality Measures is ever apparent. LTPAC organizations are faced with the need to collect an increasing number of e-quality measures for an increasing number of different groups. This session identifies the emerging challenge that providers will face accommodating different measures and explores the latest e-measures from NQF’s Measure Application Partnership (MAP) report, CMS harmonization of QMs and discusses the types of quality measures that are emerging for ACO-type arrangements that impact LTPAC.

LTPAC Technology Survey – The Chief Information Officer Consortium (CIOC) group which is made up of almost 50 LTPAC CIOs have done a 2013 survey of LTPAC Technology. The results of the survey will be presented along with an evaluation of HIT capability. 

Tuesday June 18 – The second day agenda is made up of a few major presentations plus breakout sessions

Town Hall:  Longitudinal Coordination of Care- Increasingly, the healthcare delivery system is being transformed to support coordination of care across settings and providers.  This session explores:

  • Longitudinal coordination of care, including transitions of care and shared care planning, as well as the tools needed to support these efforts.
  • Work underway through the S&I LCC workgroup and its’ collaborators related to transitions of care and care planning, and the relevance of this work to the MU program and LTPAC providers.
  • How the electronic exchange of TOC and care plan documents can be accelerated in LTPAC

Hospital Readmissions– Success Stories and Use of Technology - Quality patient care involves avoiding unnecessary hospitalization.  Using technology, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies are working together to reduce hospital readmissions and improve care planning for their patients in successful and increasingly innovative ways.  This important initiative is one of the advancing, first steps toward longitudinal care.  Come join this session to hear about current case studies and success stories for reducing hospital readmissions through LTPAC-Hospital partnerships.  You will gain valuable insight into what’s working with information technology and discover ways that you can enhance collaboration and improve outcomes. 

Tuesday June 18 Breakout Sessions include the following topics, among others:


John Derr

John Derr


John Derr, RPh, currently serves as Health Information Technology Strategy consultant to Golden...