Articles/Blog

Get the most out of your Technology Investment

  5/31/2018   Darcey Trescone, RN

Since an Electronic Medical Record system in the home care and hospice space is not "shrink wrapped" software bought off the shelf at your local Best Buy, it is critical that its deployment be done well, that it be configured to each customer's business needs. In part two of Darcey's series on software implementation, she offers a broad stroke outline for team structure, with a list of specific roles and responsibilities, that has been the foundation of successful software selections and implementations for many organizations she has worked with over the years.

 

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Why throw your competitive advantage away?

  5/22/2018   Darcey Trescone

Competitive advantage is what any organization in any industry strives for.  There are numerous articles and hundreds of books written about “How to gain a competitive advantage”.  In the homecare and hospice industry we continue to ignore that a solid Electronic Health Record implementation becomes irrelevant once the initial purchase is made.

 

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Creating Value in Bundled Payments

  5/4/2018   John Banks Powell, CipherHealth

A debate has been brewing over the past few years surrounding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) mandatory and voluntary bundled payment programs. The eventual goal is to shift healthcare providers from fee-for-service payment models to those that are value-based, the most popular being mandatory and voluntary bundled payments.  Click to read it all!

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Chronic Disease Education: A Case Study

  4/26/2018   Ginny Kenyon

 

A nursing home that educated its sub-acute staff using Kenyon HomeCare Consulting courses on chronic disease dramatically reduced hospital readmissions and improved the quality of care. Consequently, the facility was asked to participate in two ACOs and was included in a prestigious grant award.

This is a case study on this amazing turnaround.

 

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What About Staff Burnout?

  12/21/2017   Stephanie Koehn

There has been significant buzz around the topic of Physician burn-out due to the increased burden of administrative tasks. While I do not disagree with this issue, I must ask the question: How about the burn out of the provider’s office staff?

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What Is a Security Risk Assessment?

  10/31/2017   John McDuffie

In the healthcare realm, protecting your network and data is the law. Protecting PHI and ePHI requires many safeguards including strong password protection and strict adherence to policies governing the handling of PHI and ePHI to mention a few. Every possible step must be taken to ensure a patient’s information is not compromised.  This article provides excellent insight into how you can protect your data and protect your practice!

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