Post-Acute Care providers, especially Homecare, Hospice, and Long-Term Care, are scrambling to form meaningful and beneficial partnerships with physicians, health systems, and ACO & Payer networks. One way to ensure that your organization is considered in this process, is to focus on advanced education for their caregivers, including health care aides.
Very few healthcare providers, especially in Homecare and LTC, provide adequate chronic disease education. If your clinicians do not master the basics, how can your agency possibly drive positive outcomes and be seen as a viable partner in this changing landscape?
Since an Electronic Medical Record system in the home care and hospice space is not "shrink wrapped" software bought off the shelf at your local Best Buy, it is critical that its deployment be done well, that it be configured to each customer's business needs. In part two of Darcey's series on software implementation, she offers a broad stroke outline for team structure, with a list of specific roles and responsibilities, that has been the foundation of successful software selections and implementations for many organizations she has worked with over the years.
An up & coming player in the Post-Acute software market just made another big splash. Optima Healthcare Solutions has acquired HospiceSoft, and now will be able to reach all corners of the Post-Acute Care industry - adding to their foothold in the Rehab space as well as their Home Health solution launched this past fall. Keep your eye on this group!
This article is the full Press Release.
Over the last 30 years CMS [Center for Medicaid Medicare] has warned the health care community that Medicare as it was constructed could not survive. Because of this, there has been increased focus on service delivery options and an increasing emphasis on quality care of the chronic diseases that account for 80% of the expenses for health care insurers.
One missing link seems to be adequate aide education or lack thereof. To address this issue, Ginny Kenyon of Kenyon HomeCare Consulting presented this webinar on WHY healthcare organizations need to have Chronic Disease education at the heart of their strategic initiatives, and how they can access and implement this education to their staff and clinicians.
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