Long-Term Care Centers Benefit from Long-Term Data Planning and EMR Storage

Since 50 percent of assisted living residents have three or more chronic conditions, it makes sense that those centers that have an electronic medical record (EMR) system could be a more efficient and attractive choice than facilities that are managing with paper or other less robust systems.

Plus, thinking about how Assisted Living Centers and other Long-Term Care options (nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities and home care) typically interact and collaborate with multiple members of the healthcare ecosystem, such as payers, affordable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, hospices, pharmacies, and labs, it makes sense that hospitals may prefer to send patients to long-term care communities that can interface with the hospital care and discharge systems.

Suddenly, a long-term care EMR is a marketing asset.

One reason long-term and senior care facilities may have been slower to adopt an EMR is that they weren’t included in the financial incentives, but that has changed. Medicaid providers such as long-term care facilities now are eligible for federal and state funds that support EMR adoption and use.

Creating a data management plan is important for every type of healthcare provider, and long-term care centers need to have an actionable strategy that addresses the variety of data coming in, what needs to be retained and for how long, as well as how to best share information across the healthcare landscape.

As your technology needs change and there are now legacy systems that still contain records that must be retained and accessed, it may make sense to review some lifecycle data management solutions, such as an EMR for long term care.

Our team decommissions out-of-production software by extracting, migrating and archiving historical patient, employee and business records.

Many providers are upgrading to newer systems and still have legacy systems that house data that is still needed. Rather than keeping old and costly EHR or ERP systems running just to meet record retention requirements, the long-term care provider can securely and centrally store multiple data sources with HealthData Archiver®.  This easy-to-use storage solution is helpful for organizations that are upgrading or adding a new EMR go-forward system, in merger and acquisition mode with a need to consolidate systems – or those looking to reduce technical risk and IT labor burden.

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Nov 06 2018

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