FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2017
Contact: Amanda Marr, amarr@leadingage.org 202-508-1219

More Sophisticated EHRs Deployed and New CAST Case Study Reinforce Benefit of EHR Adoption

Washington, DC -- On June 15, 2017, LeadingAge CAST released an updated Electronic Health Records (EHR) Selection Portfolio that includes a new case study. The case study demonstrates how a senior living provider implemented EHR technology and reaped the benefits, such as increased revenue, better quality of care, decreased turnover, and lower costs.

CAST’s EHR Selection Portfolio, first introduced in 2012, is designed to help long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) provider organizations identify and select the EHR system that best fits their needs. In addition to 6 years of provider case studies, the portfolio includes the following:

More Sophisticated EHRs Deployed
Last year, CAST introduced a 7-Stage EHR adoption model to gauge the sophistication of EHRs deployed in LTPAC. New data from EHR vendors show that more and more providers are deploying the more advanced features and functionalities of their EHR.

“I am thrilled to see that percentage of EHRs deployed in Stages 6 and 7, the most advanced adoption stages, has more than doubled from about 11% in 2016 to about 23% in 2017,” said CAST Executive Director, Majd Alwan. “This indicates that CAST’s 7-Stage Adoption Model is achieving its goals of: a) raising awareness of advanced EHR functionalities and features, and b) driving the adoption of more sophisticated EHRs.”

New Case Study
The new case study from Welcov Assisted Living highlight the benefits of implementing EHRs, which include increased revenue, improved customer satisfaction, better care coordination, and more. The case study shows how Welcov Assisted Living implemented Senior Living technology from LeadingAge Gold Partner with CAST Focus PointClickCare, gaining considerable financial and quality of care outcomes.

For more information about the portfolio, please contact Scott Code at scode@leadingage.org.

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About the LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies
The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) is focused on accelerating the development, evaluation, and adoption of emerging technologies that will transform the aging experience. As an international coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging services organizations, businesses, research universities, and government representatives, CAST works under the auspices of LeadingAge, an association of 6,000+ members and partners that include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners.