Deploying an Effective IPC Plan to Protect Against Emerging Variants, Flu, and More

October 19, 2021
A Discussion with Real Time’s Clinical Account Specialist and Infection Control Expert, Cheryl Scalzo, RN The latest pandemic news indicates that the delta surge appears to be leveling off with a likely decline in COVID-related cases and deaths expected in the coming months. However, immunity may be waning, and we’ll all need another jab to bolster vaccine protection. As such, the CDC officially endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for the country’s long-term care residents and workers in late September. As long-term and post-acute facilities gear up to administer boosters and with an unpredictable flu season right around the corner, we asked...read more

What Health Plan Leaders Need From Post-Acute Networks to Drive Quality and Care – A Discussion

October 7, 2021
Real Time Medical Systems works with almost a thousand skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and health systems across the country, helping them use live point-of-care data to better manage their patients. Sitting on top of the SNFs’ electronic health records (EHRs), our platform extracts data every hour utilizing algorithms to identify opportunities to intervene before a vulnerable patient progresses to an acuity level that requires hospital readmission. Real Time’s interventional analytics solution enables these facilities to significantly reduce both their readmission rate and their average length of stay (ALOS). But what about health plans, the payers literally taking on risk on...read more

VOICES: Christopher Miller, Chief Technology Officer, Real Time Medical Systems

October 6, 2021
This article is sponsored by Real Time Medical Systems. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with Real Time CTO Christopher Miller to learn how his team is helping SNFs optimize their limited staffing resources through live data automation. He walks through the implementation process and explains the benefits of taking analysis out of the equation to provide skilled nursing staff with timely, actionable insights. What career experiences do you most draw from in your role today as Chief Technology Officer at Real Time Medical Systems? Christopher Miller: I learned early on that when you prioritize people first, with...read more

Ease Staffing Shortages and Burnout with Live Interventional Analytics

August 25, 2021
The pandemic shined a spotlight on our nation’s nursing facilities, particularly the courageous healthcare workers battling the virus from the frontlines. But that fight came at a cost. COVID-related burnout inflamed the critical staffing shortages facilities have been dealing with for decades. With nursing homes across the country reporting significant turnover and staffing shortages as COVID hospitalization rates resurge, recruiting and retaining qualified staff will only get tougher. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living report 94% of nursing homes are experiencing staff shortages with 75% of them saying the shortage is worse than the previous...read more

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