October 20, 2022
As of August 2022, nearly 1,000 nursing homes have joined the Long-Term Care (LTC) Data Cooperative, a novel electronic health record (EHR) infrastructure for residents in long-term care facilities.
Now, Exponent scientists, along with colleagues in academia and the public sector have published a peer-reviewed article on their efforts to develop the largest assembly of EHR data on the nursing home population in the U.S.
From the publication: "It is widely known that the evidence base supporting treatment decisions for older nursing home residents is scant ... This resource has transformed geriatric pharmacoepidemiology, long-term care policy evaluations, and more recently facilitated large-scale cluster randomized trials of nursing home-based interventions."
The LTC Data Cooperative is a shared vision to transform nursing home care and was formed by Exponent, the National Institute on Aging, the American Health Care Association, and Brown University School of Public Health.
Initially developed to mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes, the LTC Data Cooperative now encompasses public health surveillance, healthcare operations, and research.