Facilitators and Barriers to Health Information Technology Adoption in Long-Term Care During COVID-19: A Systematic Review




Armenta, Valery
Nguyen, Samantha
Soliz, Joseph
Jackson, Rudolph
Mileski, Michael
Kruse, Clemens S.

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This is a systematic literature review about the intersection of two broad topics: health information technology (HIT) and long-term care (LTC). These two topics are only loosely related largely due to their omission from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009. For health organizations eligible for Meaningful Use incentives from the HITECH Act, EHR adoption rose from 3.2% before to 14.2%, while ineligible organizations rose from 0.1% to 3.3% [1]. LTC facilities were not listed as eligible for Meaningful Use incentives for the adoption of HIT under HITECH. Adoption of HIT in LTC before HITECH was dismal, and afterwards it was not much better. While adoption of HIT has been observed as slow in LTC facilities, the presence of COVID-19 has forced healthcare professionals to rapidly adopt telemedicine, which requires HIT as a base infrastructure [2]. It is possible the pandemic may have served as a catalyst for LTC facilities.



health information technology, long-term care, clinical health, COVID-19, meaningful use incentives


Armenta, V., Nguyen, S., Soliz, J., Jackson, R., Mileski, M., & Kruse, C. S. (2022). Facilitators and barriers to health information technology adoption in long-term care during COVID-19: A systematic review. Poster presented at the International Research Conference for Graduate Students, San Marcos, Texas.


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