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McKnight’s Online Expo to offer continuing education credits

The American Health Care Association and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care Monday reiterated the importance of reforming the long-term care payment system. McKnight’s’ readers can learn more about payment and policy issues during the McKnight’s Online Expo March 25-26.

New electronic health record demonstration draws strong response

More than 30 communities around the country have applied to be a part of a new demonstration project that the Department of Health and Human Services hopes will nudge the nation towards electronic health records (EHR), according to a statement from HHS.

Sherrie Dornberger, RNC, CDONA, FACDONA, executive director, NADONA

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My administrator and board want my nursing staff to look at the number of nursing hours per resident and cut those hours. Is there any place where I could find out the average number of nurse hours per resident day in certified nursing facilities, and how many facilities are in each state?

Tech toys

The nation’s top lawmakers are learning more about new monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors during a special briefing and demonstration today.Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus are hosting the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to promote technological advances that can help our nation’s aging population.

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