Federal Health IT Policy

By Kindred Healthcare
Larry Wolf, Kindred’s Health Information Technology Strategist, spoke at the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation Symposium earlier today.

Larry addressed the importance of information technology as one component for improving care. He reviewed the changes over the past few years that have resulted in widespread adoption of electronic health records and the beginnings of their use to improve care coordination. Looking to the future, he discussed the opportunity created by the IMPACT Act of 2014 which will require interoperable information in a few key areas that include functional and cognitive status, medications and care preferences.

Kindred has committed to increased use of electronic health records as an essential element for working with our partners – the other care providers in the communities we serve. We are also leaders in shaping emerging standards. We look forward to the challenges ahead as the nation moves to more value-based care.