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  • Changing LTC Regulations Means New Staffing Requirements

    Thursday, September 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EDT, 2:00 p.m. CDT

    The IMPACT Act of 2014 mandated that nursing homes submit electronically staffing data based on payroll and other verifiable and auditable data using a uniform format. In the newly released “Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) for FY 2016, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and Staffing Data Collection; Final Rule,” CMS provides information on these new stringent requirements for SNFs, including the use of a Payroll-Based Journal.

  • Mobilize Your Workflows for 21st Century Care

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

    Mobile technology is just the beginning. Learn  to thrive as the LTPAC provider of the future. Help your organization overcome the challenges of deploying mobile devices; find out how to improve clinician workflows and accessibility to information.

    Hear about existing solutions that enable physicians and caregivers to have real time access to information, creating a better resident experience. Intel, PointClickCare and Kentwood Manor will discuss how technology is helping improve quality of care in LTC organizations.

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  • Achieving Positive Resident Outcomes with Evidence-Based Treatment Options

    Thursday, June 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

    Long-Term Care professionals face the daily challenges of managing fall prevention, pain, contractures, dysphagia, and more. Available evidence clearly highlights the benefits of implementing structured treatment programs in your organization to enhance and achieve positive resident outcomes.

  • Staffing’s Impact on Five Star Rating

    Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    The Five Star Rating System continues to evolve as more revisions to determine quality ratings for skilled nursing facilities are developed. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that sample focused surveys are going to be used nationwide to assess reported staffing, as well as quality measure information, which are set to begin in 2015.  

  • Fall Management: Best Practices for Resident Safety & Quality of Life

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury and death among adults 65 or older within senior living communities. One of the biggest challenges facing many organizations is balancing fall prevention and resident quality of life. By implementing a fall management strategy, you will create a system that is beneficial to staff and residents, while reducing costs and lowering readmissions.

  • Transform Your Organization with Information Technology: 5 Steps to Success

    Thursday, January 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EST, 2:00 p.m. CST

    As we kick off 2015, there are a multitude of areas weighing on the minds of long term care providers. These include ICD-10, the IMPACT Act, focus on re-hospitalizations, length of stay, and quality assurance. Developing a strategic plan for how your organization will evaluate and implement information technology is critical to a long term care organization’s success.

  • Mobility Management: Building a Fast, Secure, and Reliable Wireless Network

    Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT

    Having a secure, reliable, and fast wireless network in your long-term care organization is a must. Residents, family members, and practitioners have come to expect access to the Internet, and the many benefits it provides. In order to keep up, organizations must invest in a secure infrastructure to meet the demands of mobility for a variety of users and environments.

  • Recognizing the Need to Eliminate Alarm Fatigue

    Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

    Alarm-equipped medical devices are essential to providing safe care to patients and residents in healthcare settings. However, these devices present a multitude of issues for healthcare organizations when the device alarms sound similar or are ignored and not responded to. According to the Joint Commission, alarm fatigue is the most common contributing factor in alarm-related sentinel events.