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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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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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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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Creating Value in Bundled Payments

  •   Article
  •   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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Social Worker Edition: Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   5/1/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In healthcare, especially Hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job.  Yet Social Workers are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not - that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done for the patient.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Social Workers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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Chronic Disease Education: A Case Study

  •   Article
  •   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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