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Hospitals are being forced to evaluate skilled nursing facility readmission rates.

Out of the data silo

Interoperability, data analytics and intervention models are giving providers a new way to use healthcare information technology to prevent rehospitalization

CMS updates surveyor guidance for advanced directives, dementia care and other topics

Dated technology can cause communication rifts: study

Outmoded methods of communication between caregivers may be responsible for significant amounts of wasted time during shifts, resulting in inefficient patient transfers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue each year, according to a new survey.

Ionic ‘magic bullet’ could aid wound care

A unique class of materials called ionic liquids could be a “magic bullet” for treating wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and more, according to researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

A gel form of the peptide ACT1 sped healing in a trial.

Heart research leads to new unexpected wound therapy

Scientists researching electrical signals that regulate heartbeats have stumbled across a new, highly effective treatment for venous leg ulcers. The team from Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently published the results of a phase 2, randomized clinical trial in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

OIG: 9 in 10 SNFs hire convicted criminals

More than nine out of 10 nursing homes in the United States have at least one convicted criminal on staff, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The OIG recommends developing procedures to help implement a nationwide criminal background check program.

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