Section 1b: EHR - Electronic Health Records

HL7 EHR System Long Term Care Functional Profile, Release 1 - US Realm

DESCRIPTION

The HL7 EHR System Long Term Care Functional Profile (LTC EHR-S FP) establishes the functions and conformance criteria for EHR systems in the nursing home setting for the US Realm, and will serve as a key resource to the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) in the development of certification requirements for EHR systems in the Long Term Care - nursing home community.  

 

While the HL7 EHR-S FM provides a reference list of functions that may be present in an electronic health record system (EHR-S), the nursing home community has developed this LTC Functional Profile that identifies the subset of functions from the model that reflects the unique aspects and needs for EHR systems in the long term care setting. It is important for functional profiles to outline major trends and articulate a vision for functionality (especially interoperability) for the future. Furthermore, the delineation of potential functions for future implementation and adoption should guide vendors in system development, and help purchasers develop and articulate to vendors a strategic vision for future functional requirements

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

HL7 EHR System Long Term Care Functional Profile, Release 1 - US Realm may also go by the following names or acronyms:

"HL7 EHR Long Term Care Functional Profile, R1", LTC FP

TARGETS

  • EHR Vendors
  • Providers and Clinicians
  • Healthcare IT Vendors
  • Healthcare Institutions
  • Long-Term Care Providers

BENEFITS

  • Provides representation of industry consensus on system requirements
  • Provides the foundation for vendor/provider communication regarding expectations and requirements for EHR systems deployed in this care setting
  • CCHIT will use the LTC EHR-S Functional Profile as a reference when they develop the functionality, interoperability, and security requirements for certified nursing home EHR system products.

IMPLEMENTATIONS/CASE STUDIES

  • The EHR LTC FP will serve as a key resource to CCHIT in the development of certification requirements for EHR systems in the Long Term Care - nursing home community

DEVELOPMENT BACKGROUND

The CCHIT created a plan for LTC certification committee work to begin in late 2008. This profile was balloted as normative in January 2009 and accepted as an ANSI standard in 2010. This document represents the culmination of extensive work by private and public industry representatives and other stakeholders to identify functional requirements for EHR systems in nursing home settings.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

HL7 EHR System Long Term Care Functional Profile, Release 1 - US Realm

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

For more information on the EHR-S FM and the HL7 Electronic Health Records Work Group, please visit: www.HL7.org/ehr. This work has been funded through an HHS/ASPE contract and is also available at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2008/LNEHRSFP1.pdf.

 

http://xreg2.nist.gov:8080/ehrsRegistry/faces/view/detailFunctionalProfile.jsp?id=urn:uuid:8cf48ed6-9d63-4bf7-8cfc-a509b3f615fa

BALLOT TYPES

  • Normative

STATUS DATE

2010-09-03

RESPONSIBLE WORK GROUP

Electronic Health Records

PRODUCT TYPES

  • ANSI-approved
  • Functional Profile

STAKEHOLDER

  • Healthcare Institutions

FAMILY

  • EHR

CURRENT STATE

  • Stable

REALM

  • US Realm