EHR - McKnight's Long Term Care News


Effective communication key to improving care coordination during transitions

While electronic health records systems are ubiquitous in primary, acute and specialty care settings, long-term care facilities are still lagging in adoption. The biggest reason for the disparity in adoption is that LTPACs weren’t eligible to participate in Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs to adopt electronic health records.  But it’s critical that LTPACs be able…

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, March 12

Operator ‘strongly’ encourages COVID-19 testing after one resident dies, another tests positive at Seattle senior living community … Encourage elders to access their EHR data, researchers urge … Exercise boosts pulmonary fitness in men beginning prostate cancer treatment … Primary care docs not prepared to meet growing dementia care demands: survey

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, December 19

Sound sleep may counter genetic risk of heart disease and stroke … Healthy diet could save $50 billion in cardiometabolic health care costs … Partnership aims to identify flu vaccines for elderly nursing home residents … Electronic health record scan can predict Alzheimer’s up to 8 years in advance

HealthMedX acquired

Netsmart has bought HealthMEDX and its electronic medical records platform, the company announced Thursday.

New senior living solution released

American HealthTech has announced the commercial launch of its new senior living solution powered by ALIS. The product provides detailed electronic care records for seniors as they move among assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, rehabilitation centers and more, the company said.

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