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Information Needs of Homecare Nurses During Admission and Care Planning

CCI Project Lead: Ellen Bass

Annually 11 million older patients are admitted to home care agencies. Some of the high hospital readmission rates (i.e., 26% of patients in the first 14 days of the home care episode) can be prevented by improving clinical decision making at the point-of-care to provide more timely and appropriately targeted allocation of clinical resources. By investigating decision making during the clinical admission process and whether health information technology provides support or hindrance, this study will inform electronic health record design and future health information technology interventions related to transitions in care to and from home care.