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Celebrating National Nurses Week: Reflections on Health Information Technology

Liz Palena Hall | May 12, 2020

As we celebrate 200 years since Florence Nightingale’s birth and National Nurses Week comes to a close, the nurses at ONC would like to acknowledge the tremendous work being done on the front lines by our colleagues fighting this pandemic. We are extremely proud to be a part of such a noble profession and we humbly pay gratitude to all those tirelessly working to protect, preserve, and care for our nation’s health during this unique time in our history.

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Readout of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit

Liz Palena Hall | October 26, 2017

National Health IT Week offers an annual opportunity to promote awareness of the value of health IT and to highlight progress made across the healthcare ecosystem. National Health IT Week took place this year from October 2nd to October 6th. As part of this year’s National Health IT Week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)  hosted a Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Listening Session to hear from health IT developers and LTPAC stakeholders about some of the challenges in achieving interoperability across acute,

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Nurses, “Ask for YOUR e-Health Record!”

Liz Palena Hall | September 10, 2012

As the 2012 National Health IT Week begins, we’d like to call on the 3.2  million registered nurses across the nation and the important roles they serve everyday as caregivers, advocates, educators, and health consumers to take action in their own health.  In support of ONC’s Consumer e-Health Program, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) and American Nurses Association (ANA) have been working with ONC to engage the nation’s nurses to help patients get more involved in their health and health care by asking them to be more involved patients themselves. 

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Identifying and Addressing Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Priorities

Liz Palena Hall | August 20, 2012

Today, ONC is posting the Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Roundtable Summary Report of Findings [PDF – 352 KB], which reflects LTPAC stakeholder comments and recommendations from a day-long meeting held in May 2012. The roundtable was held to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the information needs of LTPAC providers and how these needs could be supported through electronic health record (EHR) adoption and health information exchange.

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Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Needs Related to EHR Adoption

Liz Palena Hall | May 3, 2012

As the population of the United States ages, the number of people receiving services in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) facilities is expected to grow rapidly. LTPAC is characterized by a variety of settings, from complex care in long-term acute-care hospitals to supportive services in the community or home-based care. Compared to the general population, LTPAC patients typically have a wide range of conditions and more complex, longitudinal care needs.  Frequent transitions between acute, post-acute, and longer-term care settings are common.

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