Steven Littlehale

Steven Littlehale

Chief clinical officer

Steven Littlehale is a gerontological clinical nurse specialist, and EVP and chief clinical officer at PointRight Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science from Georgetown University.

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Long-stay measures

Long-stay measures

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Change is in the wind. The National Quality Forum has recommended for endorsement a new metric that measures a skilled nursing facility's ability to manage the long-stay population, specifically in terms of hospitalization prevention.

Affordable analytics

Affordable analytics

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Current use, and perhaps misuse, of Five-Star Nursing Home Ratings place significant emphasis on achieving a three-star overall rating, which requires stable performance in survey, staffing and quality. How can providers maximize their investment dollars to achieve this?

Proficiency matters

Proficiency matters

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An admired colleague once said, "If you want me to be proficient in caring for a specific type of patient, I can ... just give me a lot of them."

Subjective analytics?

Subjective analytics?

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You encounter predictive analytics daily — when you apply for life insurance, receive unique credit card offers, or view pop-up web ads. But do they actually change your behavior?

Focus on long-stay rates

Focus on long-stay rates

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By now, everyone has heard the resounding drumbeat of 30-day rehospitalization rates. What is yours? Are you improving? Are you using the National Quality Forum's endorsed method for calculating?

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