The Aging and Disability Business Institute, led by The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), is excited to announce that it has selected 10 community-based organizations and networks that will take part in a Health Information Technology Learning Collaborative (HITLC).
The organizations selected for the HITLC are:
- AgeOptions, Oak Park, IL
- Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), Vancouver, WA
- LifeStream Services, Inc., Yorktown, IN
- Lutheran Services in America, Washington, DC
- Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence - MAC, Inc. Maintaining Active Citizens Area Agency on Aging, Salisbury, MD
- Michigan State University Extension, East Lansing, MI
- Oregon Wellness Network, Salem, OR
- Pima Council on Aging, Tucson, AZ
- Sound Generations, Seattle, WA
- Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative, Buffalo, NY
The need for community-based organizations (CBOs) to be well-versed in technology is growing, particularly as more and more of them diversify their funding sources by developing innovative partnerships with health care entities. These partnerships require a deep understanding of the ways technology can influence the work of CBOs as they collect, analyze and share data with health care partners—a critical step toward securing and enhancing their existing and future partnerships with health care.
The CBOs selected for participation in the HITLC will gain a deep understanding of how to make strategic decisions around investing in health information technology systems to collect, manage and analyze data while enhancing program quality, client satisfaction and service reimbursement. The goal of the HITLC is to not only boost the skill set of participating CBOs, but also to encourage them to share their knowledge and experiences with other CBOs that are just starting to develop these partnerships.
During the next 12 months, CBOs participating in the HITLC will engage in a rigorous learning experience consisting of monthly large and small group webinars, homework assignments, bi-monthly group coaching calls, and an online community where they can share their experiences.
Funded by a cooperative agreement from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the HITLC represents a partnership between the Aging and Disability Business Institute and the Illinois Public Health Institute.
Learn more about ACL's Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability.