Continued Access to Hospital Patient Health Record Data in Long Term Care
February 21, 2017 — 10:00AM EST - 05:00PM EST
This poster reports the findings of a user experience study in which nurses, physicians, and nurse practitioners (n=20) from a rehabilitation unit of a mid-western U.S continuing care retirement community were interviewed about their perceptions and experience with the Continued Access model. The LTPAC had 5 local hospitals referring patients there, 3 of which used the Continued Access model (with a hospital clinician on site at the LTPAC). The two remaining hospitals used traditional methods of communicating summary of care for incoming patients (i.e. summary of care faxed or brought by patient). Findings suggest that Continued Access has a positive impact on patient health and well-being, allowing clinicians to have more health data facilitating better and more timely care, preventing unnecessary 30 day re-admissions to hospitals.
Understand current patterns of communication of patient health data in transitions of care from acute care hospitals to long term post-acute care (LTPAC).
Describe new data sharing method of “Continued Access” for LTPAC clinicians.
Articulate pros and cons of the “Continued Access” data sharing method.
Describe next steps for improved communication in care transitions for LTPAC patients.