Amy Novotney

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Weak IT system brings first HIPAA provider settlement

Weak IT system brings first HIPAA provider settlement

A first-of-its-kind HIPAA settlement demonstrates that long-term care needs to be vigilant about updating software and other basic security tasks, officials say.

Compression therapy coverage endorsed

Compression therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of lymphedema and the treatment and prevention of venous leg ulcers, but Medicare has yet to cover provider-prescribed compression therapy supplies.

Research compares Braden Scale, MDS for effectiveness

Research compares Braden Scale, MDS for effectiveness

A newly developed alternative pressure ulcer risk assessment tool may reduce nurse workload duplication compared to the more widely used Braden Scale, Canadian researchers have found.

Improving venous leg ulcer outcomes

When healthcare professionals provide clear, tailored exercise and education to adults with venous leg ulcers, the patients are more likely to engage in regular exercise — which can improve outcomes.

New skin patch helps keep diabetic foot ulcers at bay

New skin patch helps keep diabetic foot ulcers at bay

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a drug delivered through a skin patch that not only helps diabetic foot ulcers heal faster, but prevents the wounds from recurring.

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