LTC e-Rx demo first example of shared records

Last week I was fortunate to participate in a truly significant event for LTC physicians, facilities and pharmacies. The annual LTPAC IT Summit was June 17-18. This is where thought leaders from LTC providers, CMS, ONC, HIEs and the software vendors who support those entities gather. The event includes presentations, panel discussions, interconnectivity exhibits and … Click to continue reading

The slow road to e-Rx: Is it even feasible right now for LTC?

A goal of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009’s HITECH Act is to encourage the use of electronic prescribing for medications or e-prescriptions. This requires parties to establish standard nomenclature and exchange standard messages. Creating this environment in the long-term care (LTC) world is turning out to be very slow and difficult for … Click to continue reading

Simple to enroll in and administer, GPRO for ePrescribing is a winner

Thank you CMS staff for a quality reporting option that is a significant improvement — GPRO (Group Practice Reporting Option) for ePrescribing. I’m usually a critic of the needless complexity of these programs, but this one is a winner. One of our larger LTC Physician groups finished their 2013 ePrescribing for the year on March … Click to continue reading