It has been a great year. Here's a look back at 2011 as we plan for 2012 and beyond.

Health IT Policy Committee Recommendations for Stage 2 Meaningful Use (June, 2011)

Policy Committee recommendation on MU Stage 2 – on page 10 of the recommendation letter – care summary sent to any provider counts toward threshold and inclusion of care plan and care team members in addition to the care summary.

Specific inclusion of post-acute care in Eligible Hospital destinations for care summary documents.

Expansion of information exchange beyond care summary to include care plan and care team if available.

http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_12811_954896_0_0_18/hitpc-stage-2-mu-recommendations.pdf

National Quality Forum - Measure Application Partnership - Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care Workgroup

The workgroup has met several times and developed a broad list of measures that apply to individual care settings. They have identified measures that span an episode of care, across the traditinoal silos of care and qualtiy reporting

http://www.qualityforum.org/Setting_Priorities/Partnership/Post-Acute/Long-Term_Care_Workgroup.aspx