Implementing the Second Electronic Health Record Part II

In Part I of our series, we examined common reasons why some healthcare organizations may decide to make a full replacement of their electronic health record (EHR) by implementing a completely different system. The most common reason is that the existing EHR is insufficient and doesn’t support the organization in the ways and means necessary. This can occur for reasons external to the organization as well as from within the organization. In this post, we’ll consider additional factors as to…

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Shaping Home Health and Hospice Through Advocacy

One thing that’s constant in healthcare is change. Both home health and hospice industries are certainly no stranger when it comes to making adaptions and adjustments on a regular basis. With ever-changing policies and regulations such as pre-claim review, electronic visit verification, home health groupings model, continuous reimbursement cuts and more, it’s important for providers to have a voice in the direction of the industry. After all, you have boots on the ground, seeing day in and day out the…

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Implementing the Second Electronic Health Record – Part I

A lot has been written about why organizations should upgrade from a paper-based system to an electronic health record (EHR). External standards and opportunities such as Meaningful Use (now Merit Based incentive Payments System, or MIPS) have been contributing factors. What hasn’t been explored is why organizations make the decision to switch to a new EHR — not simply upgrade to a newer version, but change software and vendors altogether. Data migration, staff retraining and other challenges make such a…

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Going Digital to Enhance Care Coordination and Outcomes in Senior Living

If you were a senior living care provider looking to drive up quality of care and improve clinical and financial outcomes while balancing your status as a preferred referral partner, what would you do? Invest in technology? That’s what Landis Communities did to achieve success. The five-star, full-service, live-at-home facility in Pennsylvania took steps to adopt health IT solutions that helped not only achieve positive results for their residents but also solidified their position as a vital player within their local…

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Managing Care for Co-Occurring Conditions

When it comes to being able to provide the best care possible, it’s important for providers to be able to exchange and receive vital patient data – spanning both behavioral and physical healthcare – so they can have all of the relevant information at hand to make the best care decisions and achieve the best possible outcomes for their patient. Watch the video below to follow Maria through her journey as she works with her providers to successfully manage the…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part VIII

Throughout our series, we’ve provided various outlooks from home health experts on the industry landscape for 2018. Ranging from referrals to payment models to advocacy and beyond, there certainly is a lot of opportunity for the future. In this final installment, Netsmart Senior Vice President Dawn Iddings gives her thoughts on becoming a preferred referral partner. Strive to Be a Better Referral Partner  We’ve seen a shift to a value-based care model for home health, even in states that weren’t…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part VII

In our previous edition, Home Care Sales’ Melanie Stover contributed her thoughts about the value of referral relationships for home health agencies. In today’s post, our very own Teresa Craig reflects on why home health agencies should focus being able to show their value to partner providers in order to be considered to provide home care to individuals who would benefit most. Understand the Needs of All Stakeholders Home care agencies need to become more a part of the communities…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part VI

Last time in our series featuring home health experts and professionals, OperaCare President Michael McGowan lent his thoughts and ideas about how agencies might shift their approach to care based upon new requirements and regulation within the industry. Joining the conversation on what the industry can expect for 2018 is Melanie Stover from Home Care Sales. Today, she explores how relationships with referral partners are essential to success in 2018. Embrace Transformation My word for 2018 is transformation. The landscape…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part V

Previously, in Part IV of Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018, Arnie Cisneros and Kimberly McCormick from Home Health Strategic Management covered their ideas surrounding the approach to value-based care. As we continue with our series, Michael McGowan, OperaCare president, lends his thoughts surrounding how new regulation and compliance requirements for agencies might shift their approach to patient care. Compliance and Quality Equal Growth and Profit Regulatory and compliance updates simultaneously left nine states in the…

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Dr. Dan Reidenberg Empowers Front Line Nurses with Mental Health and Suicide Facts

Suicide. It’s a scary word. It’s also a serious public health issue. As the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., it can affect anyone regardless of age, race, gender or background; it doesn’t discriminate. Every 30 seconds, an individual attempts to take his or her own life. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies of suicide. Mental health and suicide prevention expert Dr. Dan Reidenberg will be addressing attendees at the Nursing Council on April 8 as part of the…

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