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How healthcare helps you get a job

How healthcare helps you get a job

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The fate of many of the members of our long-term care family are now in the hands of the Senate as it debates the future of the Affordable Care Act.

State News for June 2017

State News for June 2017

State drafting measures to create universal, single payer healthcare program after Canada's example

Huntington appoints Langenderfer

Huntington appoints Langenderfer

John Langenderfer was named Huntington's director of healthcare sales and origination.

Report: Vendors too reactive to customer needs

The healthcare industry is struggling to catch up to consumer expectations set by other industries, and part of the fault lies with vendors, a new analysis asserts.

It is what it is until it isn't

It is what it is until it isn't

I first heard, "it is what it is" from a tough-as-nails corporate nurse in a meeting held some 13 years ago. The reality was that we did not have a lot of room to negotiate the terms of whatever bitter pill we, the front line soldiers in the nursing facility, were being forced to swallow.

Pierson oversees healthcare group at Squire Patton Boggs

Pierson oversees healthcare group at Squire Patton Boggs

Eugenia Pierson become the chairwoman of the Health Care Policy practice at Squire Patton Boggs last month. She represents a range of healthcare clients, including hospitals, physicians, post-acute care providers, manufactures and coalitions.

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Alzheimer's blood test approaches 90% accuracy ... Sandalwood aromatherapy could aid wound healing ... LTC stakeholders develop strategies to improve person-centered dementia care ... Healthcare infrastructure not ready for longitudinal care plans

Managers promoting fun can be harmful

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While manager-approved "fun at work" activities lower turnover, particularly for younger employees, sales performance may suffer, according to a new report.

Recruiting to reduce turnover in LTC

Recruiting to reduce turnover in LTC

Organizations must take steps as early as possible in the employee lifecycle to address dysfunctional turnover. From selection to 'onboarding,' there are specific strategies to improve employee retention.

The new era of BYOD in health and senior care

The new era of BYOD in health and senior care

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The reality of life today, from business to personal, is mobility. We're untethered in a way we could never have even imagined just ten years ago. Imagine someone telling you that you need to visit a bank to transfer funds between accounts. Or that you have to go into a store to buy a new pair of shoes. Or that you'd better stick around the house just to wait for a call from a friend.

Ziegler hires Sarkis Garabedian

Sarkis Garabedian will join Ziegler's western region banking team, the company announced.

Breaking down the binaries

Breaking down the binaries

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We have a tendency to think of someone as either healthy - and therefore without an urgent need for our healthcare or senior care system - or sick - and therefore high-cost and in a state of inevitable decline. But we need to rethink how we view health and sickness.

Researchers say: IT systems are an 'unfulfilled promise'

Researchers say: IT systems are an 'unfulfilled promise'

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The healthcare industry's deployment of information technology systems has fallen short of the expectations projected by the RAND Corporation in 2005.

Ron Arrison, Executive Director, King's Daughters and Sons Home

Ron Arrison, Executive Director, King's Daughters and Sons Home

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Ron Arrison knows why he works at the interdenominational King's Daughters and Sons Home. "I believe God sent me here," he says. The former hospital administrator says he planned to stay a year. That was in 1987.

Obama attacks sequestration, Medicare payments in State of the Union address

Obama attacks sequestration, Medicare payments in State of the Union address

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In a State of the Union address largely focused on jobs and the economy, President Obama challenged a divided Congress to avoid automatic funding cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, raise the minimum wage and relax immigration rules.

New milestone for American HealthTech's online community

American HealthTech's MyHealthTech online community recently surpassed 10,000 members. The achievement makes it one of the largest online post-acute healthcare communities in the world, according to the firm. MyHealthTech members have access to training tools, support, advance industry education and best practices.

Flu hits early and hard, especially in South, CDC says

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Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas have already reported high levels of flu activity, officials said.

ACOs already a 'substantial' force, care rises to 1 in 10 Americans, experts say

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Data collected by a management consulting firm showed that approximately 2.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received care via different Medicare ACO programs run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Study: Boomers most interested in health at 2 'change points'

Baby boomers are most interested in their health and health issues at two key points of their lives, new study results show. The findings give senior care providers new insight as to when key healthcare decisions might be more likely to be made by prospective residents or their adult children.

Week ahead to feature fever-pitched battle for White House, with healthcare at center stage

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With just 11 days remaining until America either re-elects Barack Obama or chooses Mitt Romney to succeed him as president, campaigning and political posturing are expected to reach new heights. One huge point of focus will be the future of healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid funding, which the candidates clearly differ on. Major nursing home associations and their leaders have not endorsed a candidate, though the top executive at LeadingAge earlier this week said he thought aspects of the administration-backed Affordable Care Act would be more beneficial for his provider members than proposals from the challenger.

Paving the path to patient engagement

Paving the path to patient engagement

With healthcare transformation continuing to unfold across America, patients and their families will soon be expected to become even more involved in their care decisions. They will need to 'partner' with nurses and other health professionals to navigate the healthcare system and ensure that they get the care they need, when they need it.

Book challenges leaders to re-examine the way healthcare works

Book challenges leaders to re-examine the way healthcare works

The 216-page book is a collection of short essays written by Ian Morrison. The essays tell stories that address the current healthcare environment.

Federal healthcare fraud initiative will vigorously scrutinize provider claims

Federal healthcare fraud initiative will vigorously scrutinize provider claims

A new federal fraud-fighting initiative will apply increased scrutiny to provider health claims submitted to both government and private payers, government officials announced Thursday.

New healthcare LED displays deliver a clear advantage

New healthcare LED displays deliver a clear advantage

LG Electronics' newest patient-room healthcare TVs offer providers new levels of operational savings and are designed with residents' satisfaction in mind. The LQ630H LED TV series incorporates the firm's Pro:Centric Applications Platform, which enables Java and Flash-based applications to run on the TV. Systems Integrators (SIs) can use this standards-based application platform to offer patient-room television interactivity that creates a more "home-like" user experience for residents. "Pro:Centric's ability to deliver pertinent information and high-definition entertainment programming will make the resident's experience more comfortable and informative," said Ron Snaidauf, Vice President for LG Electronics USA's business-to-business electronics division.

Long-term care looks for leaders as healthcare industry adds jobs

Long-term care looks for leaders as healthcare industry adds jobs

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A new rise in healthcare jobs is good news for executives in senior care, an expert said Friday.

Administration sets new compliance date for ICD-10 diagnosing codes

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The Obama administration has given healthcare providers, including those in long-term care, an extra year to become compliant with a set of disease diagnosis codes.

Unsustainably high healthcare costs paint bleak long-term budget outlook

Unsustainably high healthcare costs paint bleak long-term budget outlook

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Passage of the Affordable Care Act and the Budget Control Act of 2012 improved the budget outlook, but neither are enough to fix the gap between spending and revenue, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Another batch of statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor paints a sunny picture for people pursuing jobs in healthcare. Healthcare and social assistance are the fastest growing sectors, and will account for one-quarter of the new jobs created by 2020, according to the Labor Department's Employment Outlook.

CMS announces Innovation Center advisors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced its 73 new "innovation advisers" on Tuesday. They will work with the CMS Innovation Center to improve care delivery to Medicare beneficiaries.

3M software recognized as market leader

For the fourth consecutive year, KLAS has ranked 3M Codefinder Software as the top software product in the Medical Records Coding category of its annual healthcare vendor survey. The software helps providers manage the rules and terminology related to ICD-9-CM coding.