News and Events
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
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...
Monday, September 24, 2018
"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, ...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
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 ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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
"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...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Was it biting off more than they could chew—or a really smart, sweeping culture change designed to improve resident care and drive efficiency to the bottom line? Judging from their incredible adoption success, Maple Lawn Medical Care (Coldwater MI) made the right decisions to implement a new EHR system (PointClickCare) and...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The Lodge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Fla. (a Greystone Health Network skilled nursing facility) is confident that their residents are receiving better care with Medline’s CareConnection vitals integration to PointClickCare. Director of Nursing Tiffany Hafer says her team has experienced not only caregiver ti...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Customers are asking for more efficient, mistake-proof ways to capture and document vitals--CareConnection delivers that and so much more--powerful readmission prevention alerting features. Learn more: CareConnection Solution Video
Monday, December 12, 2016
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
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...
- NetSolutions Users Deploy the Power of Prevention
- Examining Rehospitalizations in Skilled Nursing Facilities
- What could you do with 15 extra "person" hours every day?
- Time is Money AND Improved Care
- If Your Dashboard Alerts 976F, You Need CareConnection
- MatrixCare Skilled Nursing Announces Medline's CareConnection Vitals Integration
- Do The Math. Intervention = Prevention
- Dare to Compare Medline's CareConnection
- What's the Difference? FDA or MDDS? Plenty!
- Be the SNF of Choice for Your Hospital Network
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