In this episode, we introduce Carleen Rogers of Medalogix. Carleen is a caring and earnest person who has spent most of her healthcare career in the Hospice world, and now provides education and consulting. Her passion for hospice comes through as she tells the story of her journey to Hospice care, and shares what Medalogix is doing to help further reduce the stigma of hospice in this country.
The 5 star rating, Home Health Compare and the VBP model all include the Improvement in Ambulation outcome. In this webinar, we will focus on the improvement in ambulation OASIS question and best practices for assessments. Included in the webinar will be improvement suggestions based on best practices along with implementation information for PIP based on this outcome.
In April of 2016, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel announced a change in terminology from pressure ulcer to pressure injury and included updates on the stages of pressure injuries. Sue Kennedy adn Debbie Ritter, of Ritken & Associates, help you to understand the updated stages of pressure injuries, clarification of would assessments, and teaching points to address with home care staff to ensure accurate documentation and outcomes. From the HCAF Conference.
From the HCAF Conference: Current home assessment tools utilized by health care professionals are limited in substance and outcomes - appearing mostly as audits or checklists. Carolyn Sithong leads this session about how these tools can limit environmental assessment capacity, while also understanding and overcoming the barriers that prevent patients from implementing home modifications that can help ensure their safety.
The HHCAHPS is divided into 3 composite question categories and 2 specific questions. In this webinar we will focus on the composite questions related to Care of Patients. Included in the webinar will be improvement suggestions for each of the 4 questions along with implementation information for a PIP based on this composite question.
Diane Link of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting, the "Outcome Queen," joins the podcast to talk about her upcoming Outcome Improvement Series on Curaport. We also get to know the person that is Diane - how the flame of her passion for Home Care was lit, how she got to where she is today as a true Subject Matter Expert, and a weird hobby of hers.
You can learn more about Diane on the Affiliates page of Curaport's webiste - http://www.curaport.com/affiliates.
Learn more about BlackTree Healthcare Consulting - http://www.blacktreehealthcareconsultin