WASHINGTON, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has updated its electronic health record (EHR) portfolio with a new CAST 7-stage EHR Adoption Model, as well as a new interactive online guide and a new case study.
These free tools -- designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) provider organizations understand, plan for, identify, and select the EHR system that best fit their needs -- include:
- A whitepaper with a new interactive online guide that helps organizations understand different EHR technology solutions, their uses and benefits, the planning process, and the most important functionalities care providers need to consider when selecting an EHR.
- A new CAST 7-Stage EHR Adoption Model that provides a framework to assess the level of adoption and sophistication of use, as opposed to just the overall rate of adoption, of EHRs in long-term and post-acute care.
- An enhanced Product Selection Matrix and Online Selection Tool that compares 20 different products to help providers better understand functionalities offered by commercially available LTPAC EHRs. This year, the product selection matrix is also published in Excelformat to allow providers to sort and delete products, and perform side-by-side functionality comparisons of only products of interest to them.
- A new case study that details a real-life example of how Avante Group drove quality, efficiency, and bottom-line using PointClickCare's own 7-Stage Adoption Model.
The new CAST 7-Stage Adoption Model is generic and based on the types of functionalities, their sophistication and focus, as opposed to rigid specific functions. This approach makes the model applicable to multiple LTPAC settings and business lines. This sets the CAST 7-Stage Adoption Model apart from previous EHR adoption models, which focused primarily on inpatient settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.
"The CAST EHR Selection Portfolio's new 7-stage adoption model was tailored to help long-term care providers not only improve efficiency, but also quality of care for their residents," said Majd Alwan, Ph.D., executive director of CAST. "We hope that our new adoption model will make it easier for more and more providers to integrate advanced EHR functionalities into their operations, and use them to continuously improve care quality."
For more information or to participate in future CAST portfolio development, please contact Scott Code, associate director of CAST, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-508-9466.
About the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is focused on accelerating the development, evaluation and adoption of emerging technologies that will transform the aging experience. As an international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging-services organizations, businesses, research universities and government representatives, CAST works under the auspices of LeadingAge, an association of 6,000+ members and partners that include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners.
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