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Expect technology to take on new roles in long-term/post-acute care following COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Practices, activities and rituals we once relied on — from handshakes and luncheon meetings to crowded conference rooms and business travel — are now things of the past … at least for the foreseeable future. However, in the realm of healthcare technology, some of the changes present in our new…

Healthcare Chapter 11s are different

Get ready for a spate of healthcare bankruptcies. The sector is facing some ugly realities. Medicaid payments are not keeping up with inflation and the disproportionate number of deaths in nursing homes as a result of COVID-19 may draw stricter regulatory scrutiny, as well as litigation. Additionally, states facing budget crunches will likely reduce reimbursements.…

Integrating the IoT and medical devices in rehabilitation and nursing homes

Following the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its necessitation of electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR), EHR and EMR continue to transform how we record and store patient medical data. Today there is a lack of integration between EHR and EMR records and the new Internet of…

Matt Curley

In the face of crisis, enforcement risk looms for long-term care providers

As long-term care providers brave the most significant public health crisis in our lifetimes, they also may find themselves at the center of an unprecedented increase in enforcement efforts driven by both government regulators and whistleblowers. A wave of new initiatives and pronouncements by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General…

How to retrofit resident rooms into isolation rooms at long-term care facilities

The latest government data counts 26,000 COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities. That’s a staggering 25% of the total COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. Facility managers are working hard to stop the spread of this infectious disease through various strategies. As administrators explore their options to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading to their…

How telehealth and telemedicine extend medical reach for senior residents

The nursing home economy is extremely vulnerable, accounting for a staggering rate of America’s COVID-19 deaths. With the pandemic clogging the accessibility of medical care, many are left to suffer. As an influencer of many industries, I’ve caught sight of two solutions that can revolutionize the future of healthcare accessibility: telehealth and telemedicine. The aforementioned…

Broadband will drive up outcomes for long-term care residents

Over the past few months, we’ve learned many things from the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned the importance of social distancing, the importance of telemedicine and, ultimately, the importance of fast and reliable high-speed broadband in long-term care facilities. Fiber internet connections are available, and they will drive your residents’ health outcomes up. COVID-19 has now…

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