Top Five Challenges and Opportunities for I/DD Client Care in 2021

October 5, 2021

Due to the pandemic, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) providers have faced additional quality-of-care difficulties. As a result, providers have less direct in-person access to individuals in the I/DD population, which has complicated the essentials of I/DD client care.

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Topics: I/DD

Standing Up for Individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

August 10, 2021

Nationwide, 6.5 million individuals—or roughly two percent of the population—have some form of intellectual developmental disability (IDD). These individuals face unique challenges when it comes to getting appropriate care but are often overlooked because they do not necessarily fall into traditional disparity populations based on race, income, or geographical location. 

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Topics: I/DD

Telehealth as a Tool to Keep People with Disabilities Out of the Hospital

July 2, 2021

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities are disproportionately likely to visit the emergency department. Unfortunately, when they get there, users often report unsatisfactory care.

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Topics: I/DD

How Modern EHR’s Can Help I/DD Providers During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 7, 2021

People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) have traditionally suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic. They remain at high risk of being overlooked as the world continues to respond to the crisis. I/DD provider organizations are facing a changing landscape with both new approaches to service delivery including the fast transition to offering services virtually. The intellectual/developmental disabilities EHR (electronic health record) is important for a managed transition to a new value-based model of whole-person care.

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Topics: Electronic Health Records, COVID-19, I/DD