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  • Healthcare Reform Around The Clock: 5 Steps To Manage Your Part-Time/Full-Time Employee Mix

    Your mix of part-time and full-time employees is in the spotlight – like never before – with new health coverage requirements in the Affordable Care Act and compliance mandates that start in 2015.

    The practices you have in place today to manage your workforce and part-time/full-time employee hours have a significant impact on your coverage, costs and compliance with the ACA.

    Are you prepared?

    Download this whitepaper for staffing and labor management best practices. You'll learn how to:

  • Preventing Avoidable Hospitalizations—A Clinical Approach

    With the 2012 implementation of CMS’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, post-acute care organizations have been taking a hard look at what they can do to decrease potentially avoidable hospitalizations, thereby becoming the optimal post-acute care partner.  Since the implementation of this program, decreasing avoidable hospitalizations has probably been the number one clinical initiative of many post-acute care organizations.  Care coordination and communication between post-acute care organizations and acute care facilities has improved.  Physician oversight of patients at risk has i

  • The Flawless Interior

    The overall condition of a facility speaks volumes to not only those who live and work there, but also to visitors and potential users. The old adage is: You only get one chance to make a good first impression.

    This white paper explores how everyone responsible for how a new building lasts long-term  ̶  architects, interior designers, contractors and building owners and facility staff  ̶  should take a long-term view when it comes to door and wall protection products as preventative “medicine” to keep facilities looking good long after the ribbon cutting.

  • Accountable Care Networks: 5 Steps To Get In and Stay In

    Post-acute care providers: do you have what it takes to get into the accountable care market, go after network business, and become a preferred partner?

    Don’t get left behind. Find out what it takes to get into position, optimize your outcomes and build collaborative partnerships that are key to your success. Read this paper, "Accountable Care Networks: 5 Steps to Get In and Stay In", to learn:

  • Preventing Financial Fraud: What LTC providers need to know.

    Financial crimes both against nursing home residents, the facilities in which they live, home health agencies and the government are on the rise, with any number of perpetrators. Nursing homes must arm themselves with knowledge of current laws and regulations to keep their facilities and residents safe, while also making sure to safeguard their systems through the creation of policies, processes and controls.

    Read the white paper Preventing Financial Fraud to discover:

  • Long-Term Care Facilities Increase Medicare Reimbursement Rates with AccuNurse

    Learn how long-term care and skilled nursing facilities are using a voice-based care entry system to improve the accuracy of ADL documentation and increase reimbursement rates.

    “We saw the value of AccuNurse immediately and have made up the cost for it and then some because we are now collecting reimbursements that we had previously been leaving on the table.” -Susan LupPlace, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services for Preferred Care Partners Management Group

  • Brookdale Delivers Higher Levels of Care with Wi-Fi and EMR

    Brookdale Senior Living is the largest provider of senior housing and senior care in the industry. Each day, about 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings. But like many senior living organizations, Brookdale has a limited engineering team. These constraints are challenging, but Brookdale nevertheless recognized that it needed a next-generation wireless LAN to reach its far-flung facilities, to provide wireless access within those facilities, and to help the company realize the value of its other technology initiatives.

  • 5-Step Action Plan to Improve Employee Engagement

    Are your employees engaged at work?

    Studies show that the answer is likely “no”. Yet an engaged workforce is one of the most powerful and cost-effective ways to boost your organization's financial, operational and clinical success.

    Transparency, fairness and understanding between employees and the organization are core to employee engagement. Put practices in place that turn these values into action. Read this paper, 5-Step Action Plan to Improve Employee Engagement, to learn:

  • Medical Device Alarm Safety Importance - Recognizing the Need to Eliminate Alarm Fatigue

    Alarm-equipped medical devices are essential to providing safe care to patients and residents in health care settings. However, these devices present a multitude of issues for health care organizations when the device alarms sound similar or are ignored and not responded to.
    Read why the problem of alarm fatigue needs to be addressed and eliminated within health care organizations. Also, learn how in some care settings silent alarms can help this issue and bring benefits within the health care environment.

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