Telemedicine helped nursing home residents avoid ER visits, research finds
Mar 01, 2022
Skilled nursing facilities were able to limit emergency room visits after implementing a more robust telemedicine program, according to new findings published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term...
Psychiatrists create telemedicine best practices for managing psychosis in LTC
Jan 19, 2022
Properly managed telepsychiatry may ease the challenges of care for nursing home residents with psychosis, and possibly help some facility operators to expand their care offerings, an expert panel says.
Telemedicine visits do not lead to more follow-up care
Dec 03, 2021
However, telemedicine visits associated with fewer medication prescriptions, orders for laboratory tests or imaging
How telemedicine is making every moment count
Nov 19, 2021
Over the last two decades, nursing homes have faced a major shift in staffing that has altered the care being provided. While nursing positions were primarily staffed by RN’s, they have now been largely...
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.