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Healthcare companies rise to Forbes' Cloud 100 list

September 8, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Forbes has released its first top 100 list dedicated to cloud computing companies, and several healthcare software companies are making a strong debut.

Medalogix launches data analytics for home health

August 18, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The software uses care planning tools and prescriptive analytics that experts say rival CMS’ risk adjustment models.

AHT partners with COMS Interactive for combined clinical workflow

August 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two companies will combine their nursing workflow system features and create accessibility from a single dashboard.

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.

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.

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.

MDS Update: Gearing up for Section GG charting

June 28, 2016  |  Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, QCP, DNS-CT

The new section, which documents a resident's functional ability and assistance levels, has a compliance date of October 1, 2016.

The murky LTPAC interoperability landscape

June 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Providers, vendors and techies are gathering at the 2016 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit in Reston, Va., this week to discuss the challenges to interoperability and the cost felt by patients, providers and payers.

LeadingAge CAST adds new EHR adoption model

June 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The site-adaptable model is being added to the organization’s portfolio of long-term care electronic health record selection tools.

Learning to operate under the value-based payment model

June 14, 2016  |  Richard A. Royer, MBA

By Richard A. Royer, MBA, CEO of Primaris

For nursing homes, learning to operate under a new payment model is challenging after existing in the fee-for-service sphere for so long. But the introduction of new value-based programs requires nursing...

How chart audits affect your reimbursement

June 7, 2016  |  Krisandra Panting, RN, BSN, MBA

The pressure is on for skilled nursing facilities: Compliance for CMS reimbursement means proper charting, documentation of therapy minutes and shaking out those RUGs.

The fate of your stars: CMS and the new quality measures

May 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

As the opening keynote at the Memory Care Forum in Philadelphia, NASL policy guru Cynthia Morton discusses what’s coming next from CMS on long-term care quality measures and how that data might affect your five-star quality rating.


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