Long-term and postacute care facilities are not eligible for meaningful use incentives for adopting electronic health records systems and have been slow to do so, yet are integral to coordination in the health care system, according to a report from the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Long-term and postacute care facilities can better coordinate health care with other institutions by joining community health information exchanges, adopting a secure data exchange messaging system developed by the ONC, and forming partnerships with other organizations to share resources, the report said.

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