Electronic Health Records in Long-Term Care

March 1, 2014

Policy E-14

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine investigate the current availability of and work with appropriate stakeholders to help develop ideal bidirectional electronic message and document exchanges (i.e., communicating electronically among nursing homes and other community health care providers) for use in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine work to develop best physician practices with use of electronic health records in PA/LTC;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine advocate with Congress and appropriate Federal agencies to establish incentives and appropriate reimbursement levels for PA/LTC physicians and facilities in order to adopt these technologies.