December 01, 2014 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: December 01, 2014

Deborah Green, EVP, Operations and Chief Operating Officer, AHIMA

Profile: The thrill is far from gone

Growing up in a big family, Deborah Green’s tenacious spirit developed out of necessity: “As one of six kids, I was always vying for my parents’ attention,” says the executive vice president of operations and chief operating officer at the Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association.

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

Gary Tetz

A graceful surrender

I have theories about things. It’s a perfectly risk-free pastime, since I never have to prove any of them. It’s just my opinion, after all, based on a rumination, which grew out of a random thought, which began as a mere zygote of a formless hunch.

James Berklan

Does Genworth’s news mean it’s time to flee?

There is a memorable scene in the movie “Forrest Gump” when Lt. Dan chews out the well-intentioned title soldier for saluting him while the enemy is likely watching. The implication is that if you want to strike a crushing blow to something, you take out its leader.

Steven Littlehale

Going with your gut?

Intuition fascinates us. Over and over, we hear stories of people having amazing successes following their gut instincts. We seldom hear about those who listen to that inner voice and fail.

How to do it … lighting

Lighting is an overlooked design element in many long-term care environments. Good quality illumination will make a big difference in your residents’ quality of life, and in many ways that you might not at first realize. Experts give their tips here on achieving better lighting.

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