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Jewish Home Lifecare named Innovator of the Year

Jewish Home Lifecare named Innovator of the Year

Jewish Home Lifecare won the top award in the Innovator of the Year category in the third annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards competition.

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Also in the news for Oct. 1, 2014 . . .

CMS releases new version of software for collecting assessment information ... CT hospitals must now inform patients of observation status ... CA assisted living facilities face multiple requirements under new laws ... Govt. launches Open Payments website

RACs collected nearly $2 million from skilled nursing facilities last year, report shows

Recovery Audit Contractors recovered $1.8 million in Medicare overpayments made to skilled nursing facilities in fiscal year 2013, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

OK nursing home worker threatened to behead colleague in a terrorist act, authorities say

Police in Oklahoma City have arrested a nursing home worker who allegedly threatened to behead another staff member out of solidarity with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to news sources.

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The American immortals desperately want to believe that scientific progress will enable us ... to be healthy and high-functioning until very close to death.

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Emergency department efficiency vs. customer service

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Of mice and men — and beer

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Chronic Constipation and Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Fostering a Patient-Centric Model of Care

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