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New Report Finds Information Technology Essential But Not Sufficient in Long-Term Care
Date:10/4/2007

on among caregivers and patients through social networking and electronic communities; enables learning management systems and modular education programs; uses information sharing to maximize the utility of technology investments; delivers greater consistency in reported data through unambiguous, computable queries; supports the greater alignment of financial incentives and reimbursement models with quality outcomes. Several recommendations are offered to the Commission, including making quality long-term care a national priority; accelerating industry-wide collaboration and leadership around the use of HIT in long-term care; and establishing federal leadership entities and positions dedicated to long-term care technology.

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About the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care

The National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care is a non-partisan independent body charged with improving long-term care in America. Its members reflect the diverse experience of government, academia, quality improvement, and long-term care. Its co-chairs are Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, and Bob Kerrey, President of The New School.

The Commission was convened in October 2004. It grew out of an industry- led quality initiative called Quality First, A Covenant for Health Affordable, and Ethical Long Term Care. Funding for the Commission's work is provided by the American Health Care Association, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care.

The Commission is housed at The New School and functions independently under the
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