News and Events

Monday, February 11, 2019

NetSolutions Users Deploy the Power of Prevention

  "We Put the Power of Prevention to Work for Our Residents." Acadia St. Landry’s Guest House and Road Home Therapy Center improves care with CareConnection's vitals integration to CantataHealth’s NetSolutions®EHR. Vitals are vital for the St. Landry clinical team.Says Brian Hensgens, Administrator, “We were determined to go paperless an...
Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Examining Rehospitalizations in Skilled Nursing Facilities

  Hospital readmissions have become a major focus for Skilled Nursing Facilities.With new regulations and penalties surrounding readmissions, this is a major facility focus with facilities using sophisticated processes to track readmissions and to examine root causes of these costly Medicare hospitalizations. In this series, we’ll explo...
Thursday, January 10, 2019

What could you do with 15 extra "person" hours every day?

What would you do with 15 extra hours every day? "Improve care" says the team at The Lodge at Mills River, one of Sanstone Health's premiere buildings in North Carolina.  "Vitals are vital--they are the primary indicators of resident health.  Changes in those vitals are the first step in triggering care plan interventions" remark...
Monday, September 24, 2018

Time is Money AND Improved Care

  "In our fast-paced TCU, we are admitting higher acuity patients every day—60 admissions a month with a 14 day average stay--- so vitals are vital-- the very first task upon admission. Paying attention to the changes in those vitals triggers the care plan interventions that keep our patients health intact," remarks Terri Ringhofer, ...
Thursday, August 09, 2018

If Your Dashboard Alerts 976F, You Need CareConnection

  “Vitals are vital—and the first indicator of the health of our residents,” remarks Faina Kaganov, RN, Chief Clinical Officer of The Allure Group in New York City.“In keeping with our corporate mission to provide cutting edge technology and treatments that speed recovery, we chose to deploy best-in-breed Medline's CareConnect...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018

MatrixCare Skilled Nursing Announces Medline's CareConnection Vitals Integration

  Medline Industries, Inc., the leading provider of medical device integration systems specifically designed for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) industry, today announced the integration of its CareConnection® connectivity platform with MatrixCare’s electronic health record system for Skilled Nursing. MatrixCare is one of ...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Do The Math. Intervention = Prevention

Early Warnings = Early Intervention = Readmission Prevention Back in 2014—when most skilled nursing buildings were still capturing vitals manually and less than 50% had an EMR system, Touchstone Communities’ Heights of Huebner,  San Antonio, became the LTPAC industry’s first adopter of PointClickCare’s newly-launched vitals ...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dare to Compare Medline's CareConnection

Exploring vitals integration for your company?  There is a difference.  It’s important to evaluate what lies beneath the surface—the software that makes the connections between the medical devices and your EMR.    Make sure you are getting the most value for your investment.  Choose a solution with depth...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What's the Difference? FDA or MDDS? Plenty!

What’s the Big Deal About FDA Clearance?  Plenty!  The benefits will rock your world! We all know the importance of having vitals measurements automatically downloaded to our EMR system.  The simple benefits:  time savings and error elimination.   But we all want more—we want outcome improvements!  That’...
Friday, September 22, 2017

Be the SNF of Choice for Your Hospital Network

"Hospital administrators are ...reducing excess thirty-day readmissions and avoiding Medicare penalties...by using networks of preferred skilled nursing facilities," proclaims a study in "HealthAffairs.Org." How can you become the SNF-of-Choice? 1.      Embed an electronics medical record s...