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The most critical gap in patient care: Post-discharge behavioral health

Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced a marked shift to home-based care as more and more patients – including seniors – opt to recover at home rather than in a long-term care facility.  However, as patients make the transition from an inpatient rehabilitation facility, assisted living, or skilled nursing facility (SNF),…

Telehealth is a linchpin to SNF success

Telehealth Awareness Week (September 19–25) is a time to highlight and reinforce the critical role of telehealth.  Telehealth is the use of telecommunications technology to deliver care and health services remotely, and it plays an increasingly important role in our healthcare ecosystem. I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on five simple yet significant…

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 29

Telehealth used in only 13% of Medicare clinician visits during pandemic … House leaders to investigate FDA approval and price of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug … Early study of mRNA flu vaccine prompted by COVID shots’ success … Arkansas beats neighboring states in LTC resident, staff vaccinations … Cognitive dysfunction better predicts residents’ post-acute outcomes than dementia diagnosis … Common antacids may improve glycemic control but don’t prevent diabetes onset

A telehealth novice no more

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting a new doctor who’ll be helping one of my kids navigate a chronic condition. I sat in my office, not hers, on a comfy chair I dragged in from the kitchen. My daughter snuggled up next to me on a matching seat and got right to work…

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