Lenovo and Orbita are among exhibitors demonstrating new home healthcare products at HIMSS17. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The proposal offers 21 principles for prior-authorization requirements. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Some 10,000 Medicare patients die within seven days of Emergency Department discharges annually. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
There are a number of issues and trends impacting the healthcare industry that should be of particular note for home health providers as the push to provide better care to more individuals continues.
No question, mobile devices have transformed home health care delivery. Highly portable laptops, tablets and smartphones make it simple and convenient for nurses, therapists and other clinicians to document vital data, access patient records and check drug interactions – right in patient homes.
Fueled by aging Baby Boomers, the need for coordinated, team-based patient care is spilling beyond hospital walls into the quickly expanding realm of home health and hospice care.
Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced a new Quality of Patient Care Star Rating system to help consumers make better-informed decisions about home health care providers, home health agencies face more pressure than ever to deliver excellent patient outcomes, operate efficiently and prove themselves trusted partners to hospitals, physicians and other stakeholders.
Running a nursing home can be a challenging assignment. From the health and safety of every resident and staff member to the daily task of maintaining a sprawling facility – it’s a demanding job.
Healthcare facilities across the country face the problem of proper disposal of fibrous materials like wipes, diapers, rags and other solids. By Cynthia Guardia - Cia Communications, Inc.
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