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Use of information technology is minimal in nursing homes
Date:4/8/2008

at nursing home administrators have a long way to go before they achieve the goals suggested by the IOM report, Alexander said. The development of IT profiles is a necessary first step toward benchmarking the best practices of IT use across nursing homes in the United States. The next step is to continue this study in other Midwest states and, eventually, in every state.

Alexander said the goal is to create a national infrastructure for health care providers that will enable the exchange of information between short-term care and long-term care facilities. Advancing technology will allow providers to coordinate and transfer work between settings as patients are relocated from one facility to another.


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