Three ways post-acute care and SNFs can optimize telehealth offerings
Sep 30, 2021
The ongoing pandemic has underscored the role of telehealth as a means for delivering care and a mechanism for controlling healthcare costs and reducing hospital readmissions. Even as the pandemic gradually...
Also in the News for Thursday, Sept. 2
Sep 02, 2021
As public pressure grows to release more funds, HHS reorganizes to include new Provider Relief Fund bureau … Pfizer, Merck dosing patients in oral COVID-19 drug trial … Phillips moves to repair, replace...
National survey tells story of COVID in assisted living
Aug 19, 2021
New industry data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics details how COVID-19 affected assisted living communities across the country during the height of the pandemic.
Enhance care for complex patients with information from Aug. 3 webinar
Jul 22, 2021
Skilled nursing professionals can tune in Aug. 3 as two post-acute clinical care leaders reveal key strategies for enhancing higher-needs care.
Remote monitoring rule could ultimately drive down healthcare costs
May 18, 2021
Despite discovering the myriad benefits of remote monitoring over the past year due to the necessity of COVID-19, a December final rule around reimbursement severely disincentivizes providers from using...
Conducting rounds via telemedicine? A new framework promises to cut distractions and delays
Apr 23, 2021
Skilled nursing facilities were able to completely eliminate disruptions and increase clinical care time during telehealth rounding sessions under a new framework developed by California researchers.
Telemedicine a boon for LTC residents and operators during pandemic: review
Apr 22, 2021
Telemedicine has had measurable clinical effects on residents, including reduced emergency and hospital admissions, reductions in physical restraints, and improved vital signs, nurse-researchers have found.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 3
Mar 03, 2021
Senior living chief medical officer reflects on COVID a year into pandemic, including vaccine acceptance … NIH halts convalescent plasma trial in ED patients with mild COVID symptoms … Stroke patients...
Staff buy-in key to reducing ED visits with telemedicine, senior living study finds
Feb 23, 2021
An attempt to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits with telemedicine triage failed when senior living healthcare providers were not on board. The findings contain lessons for for clinicians and...
Suffering on the third shift in rural post-acute care: Who’s accountable?
Waseem Ghannam, M.D.
Dec 14, 2020
It is 2 a.m. at Fictitious Post-Acute Care in Rural County, USA, and all is quiet but for the 82-year-old patient in Room 15. She’s distressed and disoriented, and her nurse suspects a UTI — a condition...