Value Propositions for Health Information Exchange Toward Improving Nursing Home Hospital Readmission Rates

Gregory L. Alexander, Colleen Galambos, Marilyn Rantz, Sue Shumate, Amy Vogelsmeier, Lori Popejoy, Chuck Crecelius

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Abstract

The importance of health information technology use in nursing home (NH) care delivery is a major topic in research exploring methods to improve resident care. Topics of interest include how technology investments, infrastructure, and workforce development lead to better methods of nursing care delivery and outcomes. Value propositions, including perceived benefits, incentives, and system changes recognized by end-users, are important resources to inform NH leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders about technology. The purpose of the current research was to identify and disseminate value propositions from a community of stakeholders using a health information exchange (HIE). Researchers used a nominal group process, including 49 individual stakeholders participating in a national demonstration project to reduce avoidable hospitalizations in NHs. Stakeholders identified 41 total anticipated changes from using HIE. Ten stakeholder types were perceived to have experienced the highest impact from HIE in areas related to resident admissions, communication, and efficiency of care delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022

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