Empowering Entire Staff with eCurriculum: Q&A with St. Patrick’s Home for the Aged

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With new regulations for nursing homes coming almost yearly from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), providers are working to keep up with rules that improve the quality of care, strengthen safety measures and reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections for residents.1  With the added pressure to meet these standards, St. Patrick’s Home Rehabilitation and Health Care Center … Read More

Many Unknowns but Quality Will Still Be Key

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Tom Price is now confirmed as the secretary of Health and Human Services, a $1 trillion agency.  Yet, questions remain as to what’s next for healthcare as Price has been vocal about his unfavorable opinions of the Affordable Care Act.  While we wait, there’s one road ahead we can likely map out now: quality measures for long-term care. The formal process … Read More

Let’s Talk about Care Transitions

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So many buzzwords fly around health care nowadays that it’s easy to feel like we know what something is simply because we’ve heard the word or phrase over and over: bundled payment, ACOs, care transitions. It’s not until someone—perhaps a new employee, or even your spouse at the dinner table—asks us to actually define something that we realize that we … Read More

Connecting Acute Care with Post-Acute Care

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Ever wonder what would be the biggest cost reduction for your hospital? Doesn’t everyone! In a recent survey by the American Society for Quality (ASM™), results showed that reducing readmission rates would have the most significant impact on reducing U.S. healthcare costs.1 Data also supports that there has been a slight downward trend in readmissions: 18.4% in 2012 as compared … Read More