Nursing homes, long-term facilities behind in EHR

Lack of funding, financial incentives and penalties are sited as key obstacles to adoption

By Healthcare Facilities Today

Nursing homes and other long-term skilled nursing facilities are lagging behind with electronic health record installations, according to a Health Data Management article 

The situation is becoming a larger concern as more skilled nursing facilities are needed for an aging population. Skilled nursing facility experts cite many reasons for this discrepancy in EHR adoption, according to the article. 

A lack of money more than a lack of interest, is the primary reason why many facilities have not yet made the transition, said Greg Crist, vice president of public affairs for the American Health Care Association, an association representing 12,000 LTC and post-acute care organizations.

Read the article.



September 4, 2013

Topic Area: Information Technology

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