Expanding the use of healthcare information technology is a key focus of the federal economic stimulus program. While the bulk of this funding is targeted for hospitals and physicians’ offices, the states have significant flexibility in how they distribute some of the funds.
The Alliance has scheduled a meeting with Mitch Adams, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, on Monday, June 1, to make our case for having some of those funds directed toward home health IT.
We need three or four agency IT directors to participate in this meeting to:
- Describe how agencies currently utilize IT
- Outline the possibilities for greater efficiencies and better care coordination and integration through expanded use of IT by home health agencies
- Identify the “bang for the buck” that would result from investing stimulus finds into home health IT.
Members interested in participating in this important meeting should contact Tim Burgers, Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.