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[Media] The price of admission - McKnight's

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Thu, Nov 01, 2018 @ 04:34 PM

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.”

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Topics: interoperability EHR EHR adoption Assisted Living

[Media] Cheryl Field cited in McKnight's "Tech-Policy Junction"

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 02:39 PM

 

Cheryl Field, Chief Product Officer, weighs in with other tech experts in McKnight's "Tech-Policy Junction" – a recent article on the intersection of technology and health policy, and how vendors and providers are responding to federal guidelines while trying to gain ground in the digital world.

Field agrees that for many providers, financial incentives and resources is a fundamental barrier to interoperability, but notes that "more and more vendors are working together to complete that interoperability work on behalf of providers."

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Topics: interoperability Cures Act Compliance federal interoperability standards CMS Data Element Library DEL
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[Media] McKnight’s - Gaining or slipping? Cheryl Field weighs in on tech adoption in senior care

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Thu, May 31, 2018 @ 06:08 AM

 
 
Gaining or slipping?
 
In McKnight's "Gaining or slipping," an article on tech adoption in senior care settings, leading execs responded that the most impactful tech had to do with 'interoperability' as providers rush to integrate EHR with payers and provider partners.

Noted Cheryl Field, CPO, Prime Care Technologies,“Employing interoperability, leading post-acute care organizations are able to manage critical areas across multiple facilities — quality of care, procurement, reimbursement and even regulatory compliance."

Read more about tech adoption from Cheryl and the senior care C-suite in McKnight's

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Topics: interoperability CLAIMS AUTOMATION e-procurement case management for managed care managed care revenue skilled stay optimization post-acute performance dashboard
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What ACOs mean to IT – interoperability and infrastructure

By Prime Care Tech Marketing on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 @ 06:44 PM

I argue that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) do not represent a health care delivery revolution, but an evolution. Based on my experience in LTC and what I’ve been reading on the Internet, ACOs appear to be an evolutionary variant of the species known as HMOs. Regardless, ACOs represent a significant change to health care delivery. The ACO model will have a sweeping impact on how health care is planned for, delivered, documented, reported, and paid for. It follows that for an ACO to work, information technology serves as the glue that holds it together; those providers who have successfully worked with HMOs can attest to the critical role IT plays. Participation as ACO members will require providers to carefully evaluate what such participation will have on their respective IT systems.

Let’s explore this in more detail.

An ACO is a group of providers and suppliers of services that cooperatively deliver seamless, high-quality care to Medicare beneficiaries while reducing costs. Therefore, ACO providers must coordinate, deliver, document, monitor, and report patient care not only in terms of the quality of the care delivered, but the costs related to that care. The key word here is “interoperability.” This means the ability of health information systems to work together within and across organizational boundaries in order to advance the cost-effective delivery of healthcare. Interoperability involves seamlessly integrating data and information within each organization and among all providers who participate in an ACO.

More expansively, “interoperability” includes:
• Moving data among all providers
• A consistent data presentation
• A uniform user interface or controls
• Data security and integrity
• Uniform protection of patient confidentiality
• Consistent system service quality

In other words, each provider must at least have a fully-integrated clinical and financial system in place. This system must reliably, securely, and with interoperability communicate with other ACO members’ systems.

So, what’s the impact on a provider’s IT infrastructure? In general, the IT infrastructure will need to include:

IT Interoperability Infrastructure

So, if ACO’s are in your organization’s future, will you be ready?
• Do you know where IT is today and what you will need?
• How much will it cost to get IT up and running quickly, securely, and affordably? With outsourcing* - sooner than you think and with little to no capital.
• How much will it cost to maintain it? It’s less expensive than you may think.

If ACOs are not in your future, is the IT infrastructure checklist relevant? We’ve found that if you think it is, you’re ahead of the curve. However, if you think not; we urge you to think again.

*Cloud-based managed hosting infrastructure, services, and solutions have helped LTC providers leverage any and all such opportunities, such as ACOs offer, quickly and affordably.

Questions:
Are ACO’s in your future?
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Topics: ACOs Accountable Care Organizations cloud computing interoperability IT infrastructure