78% of nursing home referral partners would switch allegiances for this key offering
Mar 08, 2021
As skilled nursing anticipates an uptick in hospital referrals — and the possibility of more Medicare-covered stays — a new survey finds that those without robust information exchange capabilities...
New screening tool may help prevent undiagnosed dementia
Apr 27, 2020
Seniors with eRADAR scores in the top 5% were more than five times as likely to have unrecognized dementia than those in an overall study population.
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, March 12
Mar 11, 2020
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 …...
Now that it’s teed up, providers need to keep an eye on this ball
James M. Berklan
Dec 07, 2017
Golfing great Jack Nicklaus had an insightful comment that long-term care providers might find helpful as they struggle with day-to-day tasks.
EHRs that suck away the physician’s soul
Sep 13, 2017
It’s not a secret that in long-term care, direct-care workers often resent physicians.
Health-record alert system greatly lowered urinary tract infections, study finds
Aug 25, 2014
An updated alert system in electronic health records heavily reduced urinary tract infections acquired in a hospital, according to a new study.
These nurses are picking a fight they’ll be hard-pressed to win
May 30, 2014
A nurses union’s media campaign that claims to expose the increasingly ugly underbelly of “digitalized care” might be biting off more than it can chew.
Major player will stop certifying EHR systems, including in long-term care
Jan 30, 2014
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will no longer offer certification for electronic health records systems, including those for long-term and post-acute care, the company announced...
Overdocumentation and cloning in electronic health records are overlooked risks, investigators say
Jan 09, 2014
Auditors reviewing Medicare and Medicaid claims from electronic health records are largely treating them in the same manner as paper claims, even though they pose unique risks for overbilling and fraud,...
Nonprofits continue to hike digital efforts, survey finds
Jan 01, 2014
The nation’s largest not-for-profit long-term care providers have implemented electronic health records, but there is still much room for growth when it comes to the sharing of digital data, according...