A recent article in McKnight's on the pace of EHR adoption in assisted living facilities centers around several factors. Cheryl Field, Chief Product Officer, Prime Care Technologies, weighs in with other industry experts.
“The organizations that are part of larger entities are much more accepting and readily adopting because their business lines are attached to other parts of the post-acute care continuum, where they have seen how critical it is to have standardization of data,” she says.
"From a security perspective, interoperability becomes an issue on technical standards and practice,” she adds. “It is a challenge and remains so. I think we’re about five to 10 years out from being fully interoperable across the continuum.”