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Get the most out of your Technology Investment

  •   Article
  •   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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Compliance Series, Part 8 - The IMPACT Act

  •   Webinar
  •   5/23/2018
  •   Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN

The IMPACT Act is directly affecting Home Health Care in America.  Get the details on this post-acute care act and how it is affecting the home health industry.  From payment models to measures for success, this presentation will help your agency understand how the industry is changing. We will look at past success metrics and what is needed for continued success in the future. 

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Why throw your competitive advantage away?

  •   Article
  •   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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ADR Education: Prevention and Response

  •   Webinar
  •   5/17/2018
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

Additional Documentation Requests.  They just won’t go away!  Homecare and Hospice are under more scrutiny by CMS and other payers than any other time in our industry’s history.

Understanding the ADR timeliness, review and response process will enable your agency to respond quickly and efficiently to the requests. In this presentation you will not only learn WHAT to do when you receive an ADR, but HOW to prevent them in the first place!

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Mental Health, Alzheimer's and Dementia: Education for Aides

  •   Webinar
  •   5/15/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

This webinar continues our series on Disease Recognition for Aides.  Whether for just Aides, or simply to be consumed as refreshing the basics of this disease, this comprehensive education on Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Mental Health is worth your time.  Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have different needs, with these needs changing and evolving as one progresses through the stages of the disease. Aides need training and experience in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other Mental Health issues - and this session provides that education!

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Outcome Enhancement for Your Home Health Agency

  •   Webinar
  •   5/10/2018
  •   Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

Improving patient outcomes is a focus area for many Home Health Agencies - but HOW does one actually do that? Understanding reports, such as CASPER and Star Ratings, are key to improving patient outcome measures along with OASIS accuracy and consistency among clinicians. This session will assist in analyzing and interpreting your agency reports and provide clinicians with OASIS item-specific guidance such as item intent and response instructions.

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