post-acute care

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CommonWell Branches Into Acute Care, Eyes Apple Users

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | July 2, 2014

Moving toward  post-acute care and Apple users, the CommonWell Health Alliance added two new members.  Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Brightree is CommonWell's first exclusively post-acute vendor, with a sizable footprint in fast-growing home health sector. Officials said its addition will offer new opportunities to extend nteroperability to in-home care.

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ONC Must End Opposition to Behavioral Health EHRs

Because our policy makers in Washington, DC, wield words as weapons, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has categorized behavioral health providers as “post-acute care,” thus excluding them from MU funding that has driven EHR adoption elsewhere. While the ONC has created one reality by lobbing definitions, behavioral health advocates are promoting THE reality of mental illness as acute and costly; as debilitating as any disease or condition, if not more so; and as a major co-morbidity factor exacerbating acute illnesses and driving up health care costs. Read More »