The PACIO SPLASCH implementation guide describes a means for exchanging observations related to patients' Speech, Language, Swallowing, Cognitive Communication, and Hearing abilities across various care settings.
This project will identify the data elements regarding eating, swallowing, and functional communication that need to be captured and exchanged across transitions of care in health care settings, based on the framework for the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). Examples may include:
To achieve objectives listed above, this project will:
The areas of functional information referenced above is patient focused and can be collected and assessed by members of the interdisciplinary health care team, including but not limited to speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, case managers, or dieticians.
The Post-Acute Care Interoperability (PACIO) community has a strong interest in the exchange of this data and will support the community engagement as needed in order to help develop a standard mechanism for EHR interoperability to improve patient care management. Many stakeholders (both clinical and technical) support PACIO, including MITRE, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), and over 30 representatives from the health care industry.