Adding Home Health Care to the Discussion on Health Information Technology Policy Article

Ruggiano, N, Brown, EL, Hristidis, V et al. (2013). Adding Home Health Care to the Discussion on Health Information Technology Policy . 32(3), 149-162. 10.1080/01621424.2013.813884

cited authors

  • Ruggiano, N; Brown, EL; Hristidis, V; Page, TF

fiu authors

abstract

  • The potential for health information technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care has resulted in several U.S. policy initiatives aimed at integrating health information technology into health care systems. However, home health care agencies have been excluded from incentive programs established through policies, raising concerns on the extent to which health information technology may be used to improve the quality of care for older adults with chronic illness and disabilities. This analysis examines the potential issues stemming from this exclusion and explores potential opportunities of integrating home health care into larger initiatives aimed at establishing health information technology systems for meaningful use. © 2013 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • July 1, 2013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 149

end page

  • 162

volume

  • 32

issue

  • 3