4:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday, March 12

Location & Room

Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W414D
Improving quality of care in Nursing Homes (NH) has been a priority of the United States (U.S.) healthcare system for decades. Among the different strategies implemented to address this problem, Health IT offers hope for better NH care and quality. The first step toward understanding the relationship between health IT and quality performance in NHs is recognizing the spectrum of NH IT maturity that exists and how IT matures over time. Currently, there is no universally accepted NH IT maturity model to trend IT adoption and to determine the impact of increasing IT maturity on NH quality. In this session, we report findings from a pilot test of a NH IT maturity and staging model among a national sample of NHs. IT maturity is defined by the IT capabilities, IT extent of use, and degree of IT integration in resident care, clinical support (pharmacy, radiology, laboratory) and administrative activities.
Speakers: 
Professor, Associate Dean of Research,
University of Missouri
Assistant Professor,
University of Missouri
Continuing Education Credits: 
ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00