Long-Term Care (LTCs) facilities and nursing homes have been an essential part of the healthcare industry to meet the needs of older adults. However, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs/ EHR within LTC facilities and nursing homes have lagged more than in other healthcare sectors. This research analyzed the impact of implementing EMR/EHR and Computerized Decision Support Systems within LTC facilities and nursing homes. In nursing homes and LTC facilities where EMR/EHR has been implemented, patient outcomes improved by reduced pressure ulcers and increased identification of patients at risk for malnutrition and falls. Integration of CDSSs with EMR/EHR improved documentation and prescribing of medicines. Partnerships between large hospital networks and nursing homes/LTC facilities may increase the implementation of these technologies in the latter.
Trzyna, W., Cox, B., Coustasse, A. (2023, March). Impact of EMR/EHR and Computer Decision Support Systems on Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care. Presented at MBAA International, Chicago, IL.