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Halt hackers exploiting the coronavirus

Predictably, thieves worldwide are attempting to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to hack into healthcare databases — to the point that Forbes reported a wave of 2,500 malware attacks in less than a day on March 16. Long-term care providers especially should be on high alert. Why? Because as reported in LeadingAge’s landmark cybersecurity white paper,…

Amid COVID-19, digital tools can harness the power of community and prevent senior isolation

When there is so much going on day-to-day in senior living communities, it’s easy for operators to get swept up in their specific community’s needs and forget there’s a whole community outside of their facility’s doors. Right now, as COVID-19 continues to affect protocol and the lives of residents in senior living, it’s becoming essential…

Communicating with patients and families during COVID-19: Five messages to consider

It has now been more than two weeks since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new measures to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19. Already, providers, patients and family members are feeling the strain of restricted contact. Though necessary, the current visiting restrictions will continue to be difficult for residents and their…

COVID-19 and cybersecurity: Protecting yourself from scams and phishing attacks

As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to sweep across the globe and push government health services to the brink, criminals have taken advantage of the widespread chaos. With a continuous torrent of information about the virus flooding the internet, bad actors are using the confusion to launch phishing attacks and scams. Cybercriminals target…

Harnessing the power of virtual reality to reduce social isolation amid a global pandemic

As COVID-19, or coronavirus, continues to spread across our country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised “social distancing” and that those who are deemed higher-risk persons “avoid crowds” and “stay home” to further reduce your risk of being exposed. The Trump administration is “strongly advising that nursing homes for the elderly…

How today’s IT infrastructure is paving the way for new digital engagement in healthcare facilities

As the population ages and more people enter long-term care and senior living facilities, technology stands ready to improve lives while streamlining operations. Tech innovation and senior care may seem like odd bedfellows, but a growing field of connected solutions plays into the hands of the Silent Generation and aging baby boomers who expect a…

Value-based reimbursement: Implications on capital expenditures and enterprise value

The following is the second of three articles in a series: In last month’s blog we presented a bold statement: “The healthcare industry is faced with critical investment decisions that may very well determine if businesses within the industry will remain relevant.” Value-based reimbursement is driving innovative advancements in new technologies and solutions reference below.…

Coronavirus: Is your senior care community prepared for a widespread outbreak?

Our nation’s response to coronavirus is as fast-moving as the virus itself. In a short few months, the virus has evolved from an emergent, localized threat to a global healthcare crisis, causing panic across the globe.  This isn’t the first time an infectious disease has stressed the global healthcare community. Emergent health threats are becoming a…

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