• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2019.

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  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Contemporary Heart Failure Management"

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    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care," is the first program offered.

    What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

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  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
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    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.

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Ambulatory Care Practices Underuse Health Information Technology

Ambulatory care practices are not utilizing many functions available with health information technology (IT), according to new AHRQ-funded research.

The study, published in The American Journal of Managed Care and based on 2014 Health Information and Management Systems Society Analytics survey data, was developed to measure the levels of implementation and use of health IT among ambulatory care practices.

Researchers found that as of 2014, 73% of practices were not using electronic health record technologies to their full capability. Nearly 40% of the surveyed practices made minimal or no use of health IT. Researchers said that underuse of health IT in ambulatory care could affect a health system’s ability to provide coordinated and efficient care.

The authors concluded that efforts to increase use of health IT functionalities should focus on practices that are small, located in nonmetropolitan areas, and provide specialty care. For details, see Rumball-Smith et al. (2018). Electronic health record “super-users” and “under-users” in ambulatory care practices. The American Journal of Managed Care, 24(1), 26-31.

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