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Nurses Week 2018: Nurses Are Priceless When it Comes to Suicide Prevention

When it comes to suicide in the U.S.: Someone dies every 12 minutes – reaching nearly 45,000 deaths each year. 10 percent of individuals present in an emergency department shortly before the act; 25 percent of men and 50 percent of women are seen by a mental health professional. 64 percent of suicide victims see their primary care physician within a month prior – 38 percent within a week. During this Nurses Week, we are reminded of the impact that…

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Nurses Week 2018 Reflections

Inspire, Innovate, Influence – those three words are the American Nurses Association theme for Nurses Week 2018.  As I reflect upon my career as a nurse and think about all of the lives I have come in contact with, I think of you all.  While patient and family care is first and foremost to who we are, the ability to inspire, innovate and influence is what drives the advancement of care and advocacy for the betterment of healthcare regardless of…

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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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Important EHR Questions for Child and Family Service Agencies to Consider

Agencies in the child and family services industry have many unique challenges when it comes to achieving success for both the individuals that they serve and for their organization from a business perspective. There are many guidelines and regulations to consider when it comes to providing clients with the care they need and it can be challenging to manage everything successfully. Child and family service agencies, who adopt the right type of technology, such as an electronic health record (EHR)…

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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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In Case you Missed It: CONNECTIONS2018 Day 3

We’re having a wonderful time in Phoenix at CONNECTIONS2018! Day three was kicked off by a fantastic panel lead by Netsmart Executive Vice President, Corporate Development Kevin Scalia. Joining him were leaders from industry associations, as they discussed issues facing community-based providers. Panelists included American Health Care Association President and CEO Mark Parkinson, National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill Dombi, National Association of Medicaid Directors Executive Director Matt Salo and National Council for Behavioral Health Medical Director Joe Parks, M.D. Awesome panel to discuss the…

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In Case You Missed It: CONNECTIONS2018 Day 2

Day two of #CONN18 continued with lots of fun, excitement and surprises. Our own CEO Mike Valentine welcomed visitors in an opening keynote featuring lots of great Netsmart updates and client stories. Full house for the #conn18 keynote! Let’s do this! pic.twitter.com/9hnHlb0XkP — Netsmart (@NetsmartTech) April 9, 2018 During the keynote, Netsmart Senior Vice President, Post-acute Dawn Iddings had the pleasure to formally announce myUnity™, our next generation EHR created to support all care at home and senior living providers…

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In Case You Missed It: CONNECTIONS2018 Day 1

We’re one day in to CONNECTIONS2018 and we’re having such a great time! It’s been great welcoming attendees from client and partner organizations from across the country as they join us to learn, collaborate and build relationships in order to help strengthen the future of healthcare. Hoped to attend CONNECTIONS2018, but couldn’t make it? Don’t worry! We’re keeping you up-to-date on some of the “In case you missed it” moments from #CONN18. On Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8,…

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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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