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Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 12

EMR records may be enough to predict dementia risk: study … New bill seeks additional oversight of Medicare hospice providers … Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease … Bill would strip nursing home operators of ability to sign death certificates

Briggs partners with //SOS/ Corporation

Briggs Healthcare® has announced a partnership with //SOS/Corporation that will mean the first licensed Briggs documentation in an electronic format for the long-term care market.

Michael Mutterer, Riverside Medical Center

I couldn’t live without … HealthMEDX clinical EMR

When Michael Mutterer became vice president of senior services at Riverside Medical Center in Illinois in 2011, his first priority was introducing clinical electronic medical record technology in its post-acute facilities. Mutterer wanted a rapid implementation at Riverside, which he described as “progressive.”

Practice Fusion announces additional financing

Practice Fusion announces additional financing

Practice Fusion has announced a $70 million Series D financing round. The new funding brings the company’s total capital raise to $134 million. The investment will accelerate Practice Fusion’s “continued leadership in the electronic medical record (EMR) market, expand its offerings to patients and power new clinical data research and development,” the company said.

Bruce Baron

How to reduce patient risk if your EMR system fails

Many senior care providers are implementing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in their efforts to improve care and reduce costs. This is increasingly a necessity, as EMRs can help prevent harmful drug interactions, track assessments and monitor clinical outcomes. However, EMR downtime is a tremendous challenge. Communicating consistent instructions to staff during the recovery should be the easiest part of the recovery process.

White paper addresses integrating medical devices and EMR at point-of-care

White paper addresses integrating medical devices and EMR at point-of-care

RosieConnect’s mobile, wireless, immediate transmission of vitals, weight and glucose from bedside or point-of-care to receiving EMR’s delivers nursing time-savings, elimination of documentation errors, rapid alerts which speed care plan intervention to prevent resident deterioration that can lead to hospital readmissions — and the concomitant penalties.

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