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.

Most Recent Articles by Steven Littlehale

Affordable analytics

Affordable analytics

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

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?

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

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?

New staffing rules redux

New staffing rules redux

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed rule for skilled nursing facilities in fiscal 2016 contains some "must read" information about new staff reporting requirements.

More Articles by Steven Littlehale

Why standardization?

Going with your gut?

You're the detective

ALOS complex query

Reviewing RUG levels

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