Scheppach: HIT standards will help improve long-term care

03/27/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Developing health IT standards will enhance quality measurement, which is needed to pursue health care reform in long-term care, Ray Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors Association, told a congressional subcommittee. Scheppach said measurements, standards and care coordination are part of the process for setting up reimbursement models that more effectively reward long-term care providers and customize patient care.

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