As Americans continue to aging in growing numbers, long-term care faces challenges on several fronts in providing the relevant care, services and accommodations that this new senior demographic will demand.
It’s time for long-term care to stop resisting the use of health information technology and embrace it to provide better care for residents, according to a report from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology.
Those of us who have watched a loved one spend the last few years of their life in a nursing home know the pain and helplessness that comes from this experience. Studies have found communication breakdowns among staff can lead to lower quality of care. According to a University of Missouri researcher, the possible solution to this problem? Healthcare technology adoption.