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Government plows broadband clearing for rural SNFs

August 12, 2016  |  Robert Gatty

Industry leaders’ persistent efforts resulted in passage of the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act, which will allow skilled nursing facilities to seek federal funding to finance high-speed Internet service for providers in rural areas. 

DeSalvo resigning post at ONC

August 11, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is leaving the top post at the Office of the Coordinator of Health IT (ONC) to continue as acting Assistant Secretary of Health at HHS.

Quest Diagnostics launches electronic cognitive assessment tool

August 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The tool can aid physicians in resident assessment and can be added to electronic health records.

One-on-one with...Chuck Czarnik

August 8, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Senior Editor Nicole Stempak caught up with Chuck Czarnik, CHDA to talk...

Dude Solutions launches mobile device management

July 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new functionality provides a centralized platform to manage security policies for both corporate devices and BYOD.

IT service provider agrees to pay $650k for SNF HIPAA breach

July 25, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The case is the first settlement where the accused HIPAA violator is a third-party business associate, not the nursing home itself.

US CareNet expands into care management

July 20, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

US CareNet will provide chronic care and transitional care management, population health management and care coordination services for healthcare providers through NavCare, its new business division.

Advance care planning: Easing the difficult conversation

July 20, 2016  |  Dan Hogan, founder and CEO, Medalogix

By Dan Hogan, founder and CEO, Medalogix

Discussing and documenting end-of-life choices is a key component of person-centered care, yet advance care planning is something we often put off far longer than we should.


The cost of payroll-based journal reporting adding up fast

July 20, 2016  |  David Raths

Skilled nursing facilities are quickly finding the Payroll-Based Journal Reporting, mandated timekeeping regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are more time-consuming than...

OnShift to offer PBJ software for LeadingAge members

July 8, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

OnShift will offer its payroll-based journal reporting software through an exclusive special discount program to help LeadingAge members meet the government reporting mandate. 

Researchers build biosensor to detect Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancers

July 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new portable and inexpensive nanometric biosenser can detect moleulular reactions at very low levels, offering early diagnostic testing for degenerative diseases that are not readily or easily detectable.

Challenges to EHR implementation

June 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new study on implementation of electronic health records (EHR) has identified several obstacles for doctors, chief among them poor user experience.


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