Electronic health records

How Senior Care Facilities Can Improve Family Communication and Connections During the Pandemic

With COVID and budget constraints, senior care facilities are searching for ways to connect residents and their families. Read More »

Moments for Care: a Virtual Concert for Senior Care

Join Moments for Care on May 21st at 2 pm EST for a free virtual concert! Read More »

The Relationship Between Senior Care and Pharmacy Solutions: Part 2

Medication management challenges senior care facilities. Explore pharmacy solutions including medication therapy management and formulary management. Read More »

AI and EHR: Perfect Together?

Big data and electronic health records — along with other technologies — could change the way long-term care is delivered. Read More »

Tech-driven care transitions

Navigating hospital discharges and post-acute care in the tech-focused era is about more than Meaningful Use compliance. Read More »

Editors’ pick: Top 10 memory care stories for 2017

Memory care was top of mind for all provider sectors this year. The introduction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ dementia-focused surveys, updates to the RAI Manual and definition changes in the state SOMs gave providers many reasons to improve their quality of care for residents with cognitive decline. Read More »

PointClickCare launches EHR for home health providers

The company announced PointClickCare At Home to help providers meet evolving patient and workforce needs. Read More »

Briggs partners with Kno2, BlueStrata for e-forms

The healthcare documentation company now offers compliance and data forms in electronic format for easy exchange. Read More »

Netsmart teams up with NY county to improve health records, data exchange

The healthcare technology provider is working with a county public health service that serves home health and long term care for easier record sharing and a more complete patient record.  Read More »

Briggs launches assisted living documentation solution

The digital forms package is the third offering in a portfolio of electronic forms designed for specific senior care settings. Read More »

HIMSS names new president and CEO

A Kaiser Permanente veteran will take over the nation’s largest association dedicated to healthcare IT. Read More »

Netsmart acquires DeVero

The deal represents Netsmart's latest expansion into home health. Read More »

IT change management in mergers and acquisitions

When it comes to IT integrations following a merger or acquisition, managing the people is more important than managing the network cables and switches. Read More »

MatrixCare buys SigmaCare

The two companies will combine efforts under MatrixCare’s platform. Read More »

LTC mergers and acquisitions: A CIO’s perspective

When two LTC providers merge, they also combine all their IT strengths and weaknesses. Tackling integration and IT quality head-on can avoid service issues down the road. Read More »

PointClickCare, ABILITY Network partner on claims management

The tech companies will integrate software so providers can create, access and manage claims within the electronic health record.  Read More »

DNH orders could significantly reduce ER visits: JAMDA study

If "Do Not Hospitalize" orders were as common as "Do Not Resuscitate" orders, SNFs could see far fewer ER visits/hospital transfers while respecting end-of-life wishes. Read More »

Case study: Improving hospice care coordination through HIE

New Hampshire’s Concord Regional VNA and Genesis Healthcare combine efforts to harness IT and make health information exchange a two-way street. Read More »

Provider charged with $31k fine for failing to have third-party HIPAA agreement

Do you have a signed agreement with all third-party business associates for HIPAA protection? If not, it could cost you thousands. Read More »

Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

Electronic health records can improve flu vaccination rates simply by reminding physicians and patients about them, researchers find.  Read More »

PointClickCare adds accounting software to its EHR

PointClickCare has partnered with Intellitec Solutions to directly integrate accounting software into electronic health records. Read More »

Briggs, MatrixCare partner for home care EMR

Briggs Healthcare has teamed up with MatrixCare to provide Home Care users with its electronic medical record platform.  Read More »

Eye problems: What patients say vs. what doctors see

Problems in vision records can cause headaches for both clinicians and patients, new study finds. Read More »

Story of my life

Taking a deeper, much more extensive look at a resident's life history is becoming a key part of progressive care plans, especially for those with dementia. Read More »

MatrixCare moves care coordination services to Microsoft Azure

The long-term care technology provider will adopt Microsoft’s Azure platform to launch its new care coordination software and other business intelligence services. Read More »

How good is your care coordination?

Senior care providers need to step up on care coordination, because the rest of the U.S. healthcare system isn’t doing a very good job, notes a new survey. Read More »

Foundations for a powerful Giving Program

What makes a strong and healthy charitable giving program? The President and CEO of the Asbury Foundation shares how to create a philanthropic program that keeps on giving throughout the year, not just during the holidays when generosity tends to spike. Read More »

HIMSS leadership changes in 2017

H. Steve Lieber, who has spent 17 years at the helm of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will be stepping down at the end of 2017. Read More »

The MOLST important document: End-of-life wishes

One NY state CCRC community takes end-of-life wishes so seriously it has made the MOLST form part of its electronic health records—the first LTC site in NY state to do so. Read More »