News and Events

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 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...
Monday, May 23, 2016

Partner Up to Protect Revenue and Referrals

Revenue Loss? Suppose your facility was losing an average of $10,000- $30,000 per month in revenue from hospital readmissions? That's the kind of bottom line income that's slipping through your fingers if your readmission rates are too high. The Cure: There is a powerful antidote--an active partnership between the medical director...
Monday, May 09, 2016

Telehealth Keeps Bottom Lines Black

Why Telehealth? The LTC 100 broadly defines telehealth as the "network of connected technology...with the goal of making care more convenient, efficient, fast and cost effective." In this SNF Think Tank's white paper, "The Role of Telehealth in Long Term Care," the group identified benefits from this technology: Managing Readmissions:&...
Monday, April 25, 2016

The WOW factor! CareCart Does Double-Duty

When the Living Branches Healthcare Teams implemented CareConnection, they expected to drive higher levels of quality into their vitals capture and documentation process--but they were pleasantly surprised with the mobile kiosk feature of this advanced technology. Patricia Lee, Director of Healthcare Information, relates, "During the installatio...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Going Mobile: Technology Seeps Into the LTPAC Industry

Technology is changing the face and standard of care in today’s skilled nursing facilities. Urinary incontinence can be managed by sensors that provide non-invasive monitoring for patient wetness, vital signs are delivered from bedside directly to the resident’s electronic record speeding decision making and eliminating mistakes. ...
Monday, April 11, 2016

Instant Alerts Prompt Proactive Intervention and Readmission Prevention

Vitals are vital. That's where it all begins. The basic indicators of residents' health are measured by vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration, oxygen saturation and temperature) and weight variations. The success of treatment plans depends on keeping these measurements in range. The antidote to the costly penalties of hospital re...
Monday, March 28, 2016

Email Alerting Saves Lives

The Director of Nursing at an Iowa skilled nursing facility found that the email alert she received from CareConnection helped save a life. She says: "A resident at our facility was experiencing low heart rate and extremely high blood pressure. I was alerted through secure email about the abnormal vital sign. I followed up with the floor nu...
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Medline Industries, Inc. Expands Vitals and Weight Medical Device Integration to AOD Software

Medline Industries, Inc., the leading provider of medical device integration systems specifically designed for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) industry,  announced the integration of its CareConnection® connectivity platform with AOD Software’s electronic health record system. AOD is a leading provider of software solution...
Monday, March 14, 2016

Stand By Me: Succeed with Support from the CareConnection Team

"Let's face it," remarks the Vice President, Clinical Operations, from one mid-sized group, "people resist change."  Translate the Message: "Even though we at corporate knew that CareConnection's vitals integration with our EHR would save nursing time, improve quality, reduce readmissions and reduce our liability, the message of t...