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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Planning and Design for post-acute care assessment instruments and data elements

Description of Collaborative Activity:

The ultimate goal of this work is to improve quality of care and interoperability of computerized data in acute hospitals and post-acute care (PAC) settings through use of health informatics and real-time transfer of patient information. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) collaborate on planning and design for the Continuity Assessment Record & Evaluation (CARE) instrument and its data elements, and those of other CMS post-acute care assessment tools; develop logical data model and software applications that promote compliance and compatibility with Federal Health Architecture consolidated health informatics (CHI) standards; adopt Federal government-wide health information interoperability standards associated with Meaningful Use; and improve data and messaging for the Medicare program. This collaboration benefits from NLM's role as central U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) coordinating body for clinical terminology standards, and provides NLM specific and usage-based feedback on the utility of such standards in this environment.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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