Expanding the role of distributed health care, recent ONCHIT initiatives highlight the utilization of remote and home-based monitoring as a model for health care that is accessible, comprehensive and coordinated, delivered in the context of family and community. Extensible information technology in this context can be used to collect and store expanded data about patients and their environment, especially in assisted living and group home environments. Proposed here is a distributed model for meeting related ONC mandates, which include emerging patient data collection opportunities, especially within nursing homes, assisted living, and other group home arrangements. The conceptual applications employed in this technology set are provided by way of illustration, and may also serve as a transformative model for emerging EMR/EHR requirements.
Churchill, Richard, Daniel Lorence, and Michael Richards. "Advanced Data Capture in the Assisted Medical Home: A Model for Distributed and Multimedia Technologies." Journal of Medical Systems Published online: 18 April 2009 (April 18, 2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10916-009-9282-9. Â