Join a Workgroup to Streamline Care Across Long Term Post-Acute Care

We’re happy to report that the Office of the National Coordination for HIT (ONC) Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework has developed a Longitudinal Coordination of Care (LCC) Workgroup.

This is an opportunity for any home health or hospice provider to collaborate with other stakeholders to develop guidance for care transitions across the long term post-acute care (LTPAC) spectrum. The Standards and Interoperability (S&I) Framework is open to anyone and is sponsored and coordinated by ONC.

Click here to view more information about the workgroup

As a result of the high-number of patients receiving LTPAC each year, there is a compelling need to advance and improve information exchanges between LTPAC providers. For this purpose, the S&I Framework LCC WG has been commenced as an S&I Framework community-driven initiative to incorporate the perspectives and concerns of the LTPAC community as well as align the S&I Transitions of Care Initiative with the standards needed to support HIE on behalf of LTPAC stakeholders.

Fellow WG members will include LTPAC providers (nursing facilities or skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices, Inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals), researchers, policymakers and technical experts.

Over the next few months, the workgroup will conduct weekly meetings aimed at developing guidance for care transitions across a set of LTPAC use cases and will lead the development of additional care transition documents based off the LTPAC community’s most compelling exchange needs. We have attached a draft roadmap for WG member’s consideration as we layout key outcomes and objectives for this new WG.

More specifically, the LCC WG will strive to achieve the following tasks:
  • Create a LTPAC Roadmap with a high-level overview of outcomes and tasks that is aligned to other LTPAC Health IT initiatives
  • Refine initial LTPAC Use Cases to include clinical workflows and information exchanges
  • Define the key clinical information required in every LTPAC care transition
  • Collaborate with TOC Initiative workgroups to create an implementation path forward for the LTPAC community that utilizes the Consolidated CDA approach
  • Develop an information exchange profile (LTPAC Exchange Profile) that reflects the unique aspects and needs for EHR systems in the LTPAC setting
  • Develop possible certification requirements for EHR & LTPAC vendors in anticipation of LTPAC pilots

Meeting Schedule: The LTPAC Workgroup meetings will be held on Thursdays from 9:00am to 10:00am ET. The next meeting is scheduled for December 1.

Webinar: Click here to access the webinar. The dial-in number is (408) 600-3600 and the access code is 669097625.

Contact: If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Meredith Lewis or Dev Dasgupta at the S&I Framework.

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