If someone were to complain that long-term care has become a "same old, same old" scene, you might be inclined to agree. Staffing, reimbursement, over-regulation — they're all ongoing challenges — well, OK, outright problems. And they're not the only ones. But things clearly are not the same.
The Affordable Care Act presents providers with many challenges, including some that aren't being well met yet. A McKnight's webcast on Aug. 13 will discuss the fundamentals needed — including strategy, data and technology — that can help your organization stay ahead.
The next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast will help providers discern if they are prepared to be a preferred "connected" partner of hospitals and physicians. The free event takes place at 1 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 5 and offers Continuing Education credit at no cost.
Trident Case® has announced the introduction of its Medical/Industrial Series, a line of iPad® cases that is designed to protect and secure Apple® iPads in healthcare environments.
Briggs Healthcare has announced a partnership with BCG Research to help providers achieve the technical and data requirements for corporate compliance.
It is important to note that innovation and technology are not interdependent. Innovation can happen without technology; however, technology is a tool that can help improve processes and outcomes.
Medline Industries Inc. has introduced the SIM® (Smart Incontinence Management), a way to assess and managed the continence needs of residents in long-term care facilities.
When top long-term care executives and physicians meet, visions for a new future of longterm care technology, care processes and payment mechanisms soon follow
Technology is changing how we care for seniors, and with the number of seniors in the U.S. expected to double by 2050, entrepreneurs are investing in new technologies designed specifically for the senior population. This trend has the potential to improve the lives of not only seniors, but also those who care for America's aging population as well.
Healthcare providers are considered relatively slow technology adopters, and long-term care operators as a sub-group are believed to be among the slowest. Whether or not that's true, at least you have a cool resource to gauge how you are spreading your tech dollars compared to your peers.
Long-term care facilities are implementing electronic health records (EHR) at a rapid pace. For example, at our company, we have completed more EHR implementations in the last two and half years than we did in the previous five years combined — and for good reason. EHR systems help facilities capture crucial clinical, financial and operational data to help them work more efficiently and deliver better care to residents.
A nurses union's media campaign that claims to expose the increasingly ugly underbelly of "digitalized care" might be biting off more than it can chew.
We appreciate the opportunity to be part of a transition team approach with the skilled nursing facility when patients are discharged home. The technologies available can reduce anxiety for both families and the patients upon their return home.
As technologies continue to develop, our residents' needs also change. The need for a computer lab is waning as our residents are starting to be more tech-savvy. Life enrichment teams in long-term care must come up with new ideas of how to embrace technology.
Wandered through the exhibit hall at a senior living conference lately? Technology is meandering fast and furiously into the world of senior living; it's coming from all angles. Thumb through any McKnight's publication, wander aimlessly through the above mentioned trade show exhibits, listen to nursing home pundits talk about the future and it's clear: Technology is everywhere!
It's no secret that long-term care has been behind the curve when it comes to technology adoption. We keep telling people to invest, and providers respond that there is no money. But it's a little more complicated than that.
Long-term care providers seeking to leverage new technology are part of a much larger trend: 86% of global healthcare CEOs believe that tech will fundamentally transform the sector in the next five years, according to a new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
How long-term care providers are using, and can learn, technology is one of the topics covered in the McKnight's Online Expo technology session.
The McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 26 and 27, with five webcasts from long-term care leaders.
Watching the Australian Open tennis tournament, where temperatures have been hovering around 110 degrees, has helped my recovery from the recent polar vortex. It's also unexpectedly prompted me to reflect on the aging process and to imagine myself residing in a long-term care facility.
The second annual McKnight's Long-Term Care News Excellence in Technology Awards begged the question: How can you compare to last year's storied winners?
Submissions to the second annual McKnight's Tech Awards are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
The deadline to enter McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards is in six days. Independent judges will award gold, silver and bronze award in five categories: Quality through Technology, Dignity through Technology, Innovator of the Year, Transitions and the High Tech/High Touch award.
Let's start at the beginning and be very, very clear: innovation is not technology. Innovation is a mindset, a willingness to take a risk and change the way you run your business. In other words, a company doesn't innovate by adding technology on top of existing business processes — it innovates by changing those business processes, often with the help of technology.
New research and tablet-based apps products are shedding greater light on seniors' growing use of technology and its benefits.The key to seniors embracing new technology and realizing the benefits is the design and functionality of the product or platform. Touchtown Resident Apps has large icons and text, easy navigation and allows individuals or communities to customize the apps to what they find most beneficial.
Long-term care providers should be taking advantage of the next two weeks to pick projects, programs or systems to nominate for recognition in the second annual McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards program. There is no cost to enter and a wide array of types of both high- and low-technology are expected to be recognized in the five contest categories. Click on the headline above and then the link in the second paragraph to learn more or enter.
If you're a long-term care provider, there's no way you can spend your days doing nothing. It's simply impossible. You know it and we know it. So now here's one more thing for you to d
At Capri Senior Communities, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for our residents. Today it's more important than ever. Senior living providers are dealing with changing demographics: the population is aging and older people are entering retirement communities at a later age, but, while demand for these communities is growing, the market is increasingly competitive.
It's your turn to risk having an excited staff. Starting today, the second annual McKnight's Excellence In Technology Awards program is officially underway.
Q: You've been using technology in novel ways at Jewish Home Lifecare. What's the key to getting seniors to use technology to help improve their care? A: If the technology is too overwhelming, the elder's not going to use it. We've got a 70% compliance rating in terms of people who say they're going to use it every day or every other day and actually do. The reason is, it's simple.