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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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" remarks...
Friday, March 17, 2017

The Big Reveal Vitals CareCart 2017

Yes, we heard you when you asked for an easy-to-use and right-priced automated vitals monitor that "talks" to your EHR.    We heard you when you asked for a ruggedized "nurse on a stick" that could survive in a skilled nursing building and included a holder for disinfecting wipes. We heard you when you ask...
Monday, December 12, 2016

SMART*Tool Helps APRNs Prevent Readmits

SMART*Technology's predictive analytics delivers alerts of those subtle changes in condition that indicate incipient patient health crisis. SMART* technology scrubs the daily measurements sent from CareConnection's vitals integration to the SNF's EMR system, ferreting out those combinations of markers that indicate the potential for infection, s...
Monday, October 17, 2016

Weapons Ready? Target the Triple Aim

“Ready your weapons,” entreats Cynthia Morton, Executive Director of NASL, the group that influences legislation to favor the LTPAC industry, as she tells us that “the new mantra of CMS, Triple Aim, is the bedrock principle of the national quality strategy and forms the basis for the changes in legislated healthcare policies th...
Monday, October 17, 2016

Get SMART* About Prevention

How do I Spot Potential Health Issues in My Skilled Nursing Building Residents? “How do I spot potential health issues in my residents—and intervene quickly to adjust medications to prevent unnecessary hospital readmission? With SMART* Alerts from CareConnection,” remarks Gwen Leger, APRN for a Louisiana skilled nursing build...
Friday, October 07, 2016

Explore CareConnection's Fall 2016 Webinar Series

Want to know more about CareConnection? Our weekly webinars are a great introduction to how our equipment, software and tablets all work together to deliver wireless, immediate and error-free vitals and weights from bedside to your EMR.  Tune in Thursdays in Fall, 2016 at 3:30 PM Eastern Time Dates:  October 13 and 27, Novemb...
Saturday, October 01, 2016

Weapons Ready Target the Triple Aim

Triple Aim is the philosophical basis for the aggressive movement toward Value Based Purchasing—payment related to outcomes rather than services delivered—which is turning LTPAC business models on their heads.    The numbers don’t lie.  “Chronic diseases are money pits,” Cynthia Morton (Executive...
Thursday, September 08, 2016

CareConnection Announces Vitals and Weight Integration with NTT DATA NetSolutions

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Just Do It!

To the Montereau Woods team, adopting new technology was a no-brainer with their “Just Do It” philosophy. Let’s face it. Change is tough. All of us want life to feel like an old pair of shoes—comfy and familiar. But that isn’t how we’re going to get to the next level of efficiency and better care. As the LTPAC...
Monday, June 06, 2016

What does Peanut Butter and Jelly have to do with for Resident Satisfaction?

Nothing! The comfort meal of our youth is now PBJ (Payroll-Based Journal), the daunting new measure adopted by CMS and designed to reveal the correlation between staff morale (as measured by ratio and turnover) and improved resident satisfaction (an indicator of quality of care as it relates to resident well-being). The Data Sandwich: CMS h...