Availability and Use of Health Information Technology in Nursing Homes

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To determine the prevalence and use of health information technology (HIT) in nursing homes in the United States, the research team will undertake a national survey of nursing home administrators and professional staff. In preparation for the survey, they will identify care processes that clinical and administrative leaders in nursing homes believe would benefit from integration into an HIT system. The team will also determine what clinical applications are included in the current software packages used by providers. The survey questions will focus on the extent to which HIT is already in use in nursing homes and whether providers are taking full advantage of their HIT systems. Information gleaned from this study will enable the team to identify activities and policies that could hasten nursing homes' adoption of HIT and improve its utilization.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator:
Howard B. Degenholtz, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
$346,229.00
Approval Date:
November 14, 2007

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