The Home Care Alliance of MA and MassAging sent a joint letter to the Health IT Council and State Senator Richard Moore in an effort to ensure that the benefits of a “health information exchange extend to patients receiving home health and other long-term care services.”
The letter, which can be viewed by clicking here, notes that patients in home health and long-term care settings tend to have multiple health issues and frequently transition between providers. The letter states that for this reason, among others, home health and long term care patients would benefit greatly from an electronic health information exchange.
To learn more about the state’s efforts on electronic medical records and other e-health initiatives, visit the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s website by clicking here.
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