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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

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...
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...
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 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...
Friday, January 22, 2016

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Even up the playing field: The grounds of our ball field are shifting—and making it increasingly difficult to hold a solid position. It’s clear our strategy must change from one of defense to bringing our offense “A” game to the table. At the PointClickCare Summit 2015 Mark Parkinson, AHCA’s President and CEO as ...
Friday, January 15, 2016

Increase Revenue in 2018 by Reducing Your 2016 Readmission Rates

Value Based Payments: Those strange, new words that will define the future for skilled nursing facilities and mean that providers who are working hard in 2016 to increase star ratings, reduce readmission rates, and manage anti-psychotic medications will come out as the winners in 2018. The 2018 "Withhold" Worries: ...