Thanks to McKesson's Six Sigma team, Allcare Pharmacy was able to make several workflow and process improvements, says Allcare Pharmacy COO Stephen Carroll.
Comprehensive nursing assessments and data monitoring tools from COMS Interactive provide critical help to the CommuniCare Family of Companies, according to Chief Medical Officer Matthew Wayne, M.D.
Having outgrown their previous hosting provider, Texas-based Harden Healthcare went looking for a new solution. The organization found it in Xerox, which is now hosting Harden Healthcare's data center, says Diane Kenyon, the provider's senior vice president of information technology. Harden completed its migration in June 2012, and it's been "incredibly good," she says.
For senior residents at Christian Living Communities' Clermont Park continuing care retirement community, a new app on a tablet will provide more freedom.
Online learning has become particularly valuable for people like Sherry Johnson, RN, director of clinical development for UHS Pruitt.
Sarah Maxwell says her job became a lot easier with the introduction of the Pivot-Rehab 1000 swivel bed from Med-Mizer.
The prospect of changing from a completely paper-based facility to a "wired" one might seem daunting, but for employees of Parkview Haven in Francesville, IN, the transition has been worth it.
Kim Eichinger, the executive director of fitness for Pennsylvania-based Country Meadows Retirement Communities, says the HydroWorx's treadmills are an effective form of exercise for a broad range of residents.
Vicki Ullery, marketing director at Royal Oaks Lifecare Community, in Sun City, AZ, says the interactive marketing tools Frogman Interactive has designed makes her job much easier.
California-based senior services and housing operator Eskaton uses Care Innovations' QuietCare system to better monitor its residents and improve staff communication in memory care communities.
Prior to adopting McKesson's Mobile Manager, Bob Lassen, the clinical director of pharmacies for Five Star Senior Living, says he and other pharmacists at the company never really knew what to expect from their medication suppliers.
Mike Harmer, the director of environmental services at the Ohio Eastern Star Nursing Home in Mt.
Prior to adopting Health Care Software's Interactant solution, Jennifer D'Angelo, the assistant vice president of information services at Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff, NJ, was spending too much time navigating a clunky billing system.
With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services looking extra closely at Medicare and Medicaid claims these days, skilled nursing providers need every tool available to file efficiently and accurately.
Prior to subscribing to The Compliance Store's comprehensive database of regulatory documents and manuals, Barbara Baxter, an administrator, used to rely on periodicals and communications with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for regulatory guidelines.
By using the PointClickCare Collection module, Jennifer Hubbard, the director of financial consultants at Gulf Coast Health Care, was able to make collections more efficient through electronic documentation, customized lists and tracking payments. It allowed her to reduce the company's total accounts receivable by $12 million in a year.
Jean DeThomas, executive director at Woburn, MA-based Brightview Country Club Hills, says adopting the VoiceFriend automated communications system has given the organization a brand new set of capabilities for connecting with residents, relatives and staff.
Francis Rosana, a physical therapist at Christ the King Manor, in DuBois, PA, says ReBound is the most requested physical therapy modality at his facility, which has 160 skilled nursing beds.
Amicus Health Care Services, which operates three skilled nursing facilities in rural Texas, does not have an extensive corporate staff, so choosing a software provider that eliminates a lot of the routine work for monthly closings and clinical oversight was critical, according to co-owner Alan Peterson.
Prior to adopting BulkTV satellite television, Todd Couzins, director of information services at Cross Keys Village — The Brethren Home Community, was getting dozens of calls per day from residents who were constantly having trouble using cable receivers. When there weren't usage problems at the continuing care retirement community, residents were upset that they couldn't upgrade their service to receive high definition, digital or premium channels.
With the onset of the RUG-IV payment system looming, leaders at the Covenant Care eldercare chain say they were simply looking for a tool that would accurately capture residents' activities of daily living and "the comprehensive burden of care."'
The Linked Senior Player, which can be set up as kiosks, provides nursing home residents with a range of audio and visual materials that they can access on-demand, at any time of the day. Residents can view or listen to talk shows, game shows, radio shows, YouTube videos or cooking shows. They can play games, send audio emails and more.
It's almost a given that most people love to talk about themselves, and nursing home and memory care patients are no exception. LifeBio products, which include conversation-starting story cards, electronic recording kits, hardcover journals and more, are the perfect way to get the process started, says Teresa Scott.
Prior to adopting Curaspan's software, nurses routinely spent over two hours reviewing a patient's chart when they were being discharged from the hospital and transitioning to a nursing home, according to Patricia Buiocchi, of Northeast Rehabilitation in Salem, NH.
When Karla Mitchell, a nursing home community service administrator, started thinking about ways to improve or maintain her residents' physical strength, she knew that giving them an outdoor option to the indoor gym was important.
The Medicine-On-Time system allows pharmacists to sort medications into pre-packaged bubble packs, which fit into reusable calendar cards.