June 01, 2017 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: June 01, 2017

Gary Tetz

Saved by the bad apples

Personal phone technology is creating headaches for long-term care facilities, as a few dumb staff with the judgment and moral clarity of hamsters continue to ruin it for the rest of us.

$2.4 million to settle breach

$2.4 million to settle breach

A Texas health system agreed to pay $2.4 million in May to settle potential HIPAA violations stemming from an incident where it named a patient in a press release.

Hospital visits drop by 25%

Potentially avoidable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries have dropped 25% since 2013, according to the “America’s Health Ranking Senior Report” from the United Health Foundation.

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