Long-Term Care

LTC certification could shorten providers' software searches

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, June 1, 2009

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If your nursing facility is looking for new software, chances are your team will spend a significant amount of time drafting a request for proposal for vendors, a lengthy document specifying your software requirements. But the selection process could soon become simpler for long-term care providers.

In April, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced that it aims to begin certifying long-term care electronic health record (EHR) software products by July 2010.

A certification establishes standards for long-term care software, giving long-term care providers a fast, reliable way to know what a software product can do. With more nursing facilities adopting electronic records and new policies emphasizing EHRs in healthcare, a long-term care software certification could be a useful tool for providers.

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