Electronic health records

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nudge, nudge! Get your flu shot

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

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PointClickCare adds accounting software to its EHR

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

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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. 

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Eye problems: What patients say vs. what doctors see

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

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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 »