Pandemic Intensifies 2021 Post-Acute Care Trends

January 4, 2021
Technology investments will provide industry with needed efficiencies to workforce management and oversight policies Workforce engagement will continue to be a top challenge and trend throughout the post-acute care space in 2021. In 2020, a Workforce 360 survey of over 2100 long-term, senior living and healthcare professionals identified the top two workforce challenges facing the industry as finding and hiring qualified job candidates (67 percent), followed by employee turnover (57 percent). The pandemic is further shedding light on the holes in pay and patient care, leaving partners scrambling to find ways to help reduce costs and increase revenue. This comes as no...read more

How St. Joseph’s Health and CareOne bridged the gap between acute and post-acute care: 2 leaders discuss

December 3, 2020
Healthcare organizations are increasingly leveraging data analytics to better collaborate with post-acute networks to improve patient care and reduce total costs. During Becker's Post-Acute Virtual Event session "Care Coordination Panel Discussion: Forging a Successful Partnership Through Data Analytics," two clinical leaders discussed how hospitals and post-acute providers can develop a mutually beneficial partnership. Real Time Medical Systems sponsored the panel, and Phyllis Wojtusik, RN, Real Time's executive vice president of health systems, served as moderator. Panelists were: Helen Ali, RN, manager of clinical transformation at Paterson, N.J.-based St. Joseph's Health Margaret Nolan, vice president of clinical program development at Fort...read more

Preparing for Increased Oversight of Infection Prevention & Control Programs – Beyond COVID-19

October 20, 2020
A Discussion with Real Time's Business Analyst, Debbie Martin, RN, RAC-CT Since 2016, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first issued mandates for infection prevention and control (IPC), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have been hard at work developing strong programs to protect their vulnerable populations. Most recently, in November 2019 when Phase 3 was announced, SNFs once again were required to expand their programs – this time redefining the role of the infection preventionists (IPs). SNFs were also tasked with creating and enforcing Antibiotic Stewardship procedures/processes, increasing surveillance of infectious disease, and offering recommendations for the prevention and control...read more

LESSONS FROM COVID: How Real-Time, Targeted Alerts Help SNFs Identify Infections Days in Advance

August 26, 2020
The need for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) to execute infection control through real-time monitoring and reporting has always been important — but the COVID-19 crisis has amplified that need to new levels. Drill down deep into the "how" and "why" of real-time monitoring and reporting for effective infection control in the post-acute setting and learn how to use real-time data-driven technology to improve patient care and clinical outcomes, identify emerging infections days in advance, avoid government mandates, and explore what the future of infection risk control holds.

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