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Homecare & Technology Podcast Series - Episode 4

  •   Podcast
  •   8/31/2017
  •   Tripp Matthews, Danielle Pierotti, Wanda Coley, Michael McGowan

 

In this fourth episode of the Homecare & Technology Podcast Series, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Wanda Coley, COO of Well Care Home Health, and Michael McGowan, Founder and President of OperaCare, LLC.  This episode is about Data in the Homecare space.  A big, and important word and topic in all of healthcare today, we discuss the quality of the information and data that is most utilized to run Homecare organizations.  Also, an interesting question on are we looking at the right data when managing our agencies both now and for the future.

 

Again, this discussion turned to ensuring the data that is collected through technology is done correctly by the humans providing the care and documenting that care. 

 

This is a great series, and we are happy to have you on this journey with us!

 

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Security & Data Loss Prevention

  •   Webinar
  •   8/30/2017
  •   Ricky Smith

Cybercrime is one of the top economic crimes in the world, with cost estimates soon to reach into the trillions. Not only have victim demographics expanded from the large well-known organizations to the small and mid-sized, healthcare providers are now a consistent target. The recent ransomware attacks, and threats of more to come, have raised questions regarding security and available protection mechanisms.

This webinar reviews the critical areas of concern within your environment, provides insight, and offesr tools to defend against these attacks. It also focuses on recovery and the importance of preparing for data loss.

 

 

 

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Caregiver Recruitment Strategy, Trends, and Best Practices

  •   Webinar
  •   6/28/2017
  •   Maggie Keen

Maggie Keen of myCNAjobs presented this education on Caregiver Recruitment and Retention. 

No matter which healthcare provider you talk to – finding the right caregivers is a serious issue for them.  This webinar will cover some of the latest trends in caregiver recruitment along with actionable strategies and takeaways you can use immediately to optimize recruiting efforts and tackle your 2017 Recruiting Strategy. Below you will find webinar content along with a link to register for the webinar.

 

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QAPI Series, Part 1 - Reducing Acute Care Hospitalizations

  •   Webinar
  •   6/26/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

The new requirements for providers, which were introduced in the new Conditions of Participation for Home Health, are inclusive of Program Oversight, Executive Responsibility, Scope, Data and Activities.  This education session will help to provide an understanding of how to use your Data to affect change in a specific High Risk area:  Acute Care Hospitalizations.

In this second session of a three-part series on the new QAPI initiative, Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consultants provides a detailed analysis of how using the data contained in your CASPER Report can help you reduce your Acute Care Hospitalizations

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Understanding the Effect Functional Scoring Has On Your Agency

  •   Webinar
  •   6/12/2017
  •   Chad Whitefield, PTA

 This informative webinar reviews not only the importance of performing the Functional Scoring of the OASIS correctly, but will also give insight into developing training programs for your staff to include tools and instruments to make it easier to accurately evaluate and answer these vital questions and to understand the impact it has on the practice.  Chad Whitefield of ARMG provides insight into the importance of properly answering the functional potion of the OASIS document as well as providing agencies with training tools to assist in training programs. The course focuses on the history, purpose, definitions, and importance of the functional OASIS questions.

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New QAPI Guidelines

  •   Webinar
  •   5/23/2017
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting delivers this very helpful and timely session.  The new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) are designed to develop a more patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach to patient care, while eliminating some of the administrative process requirements currently in place. One of the major changes in the revised CoPs is the new requirement to develop an organizational-wide, data-driven Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. 

Just because the CoP implementation has been delayed, this is still an important issue to address now.  Implementing a data-focused QAPI program that monitors organizational-wide data will provide you an opportunity to proactively identify issues and develop improvement plans that help set up your organization for success. Agencies should begin preparations for transitioning to QAPI now.

 

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