May, 2022

Show your face; Empathy and Trust in the mask-wearing workplace

Pro CRNA

By Thomas Davis, DNAP, MAE, CRNA. This article is not intended to make a political statement, pass judgement on the CDC, or coerce healthcare providers to do anything that would compromise their safety or that of their patients.

Monday Morning Update 5/16/22

HIStalk

Top News Remote monitoring and financial incentives had no impact.

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Organizing and Activism of Adopted and Displaced People

Bill of Health

By Lina Vanegas. I am a transracial and transnational displaced person. I was separated from my country, language, and culture and taken to Michigan, which has no connection to me or my ancestors. I was taken there to create a family for strangers who had the privilege and resources to buy me.

How Honor, Home Instead’s Initial Sit-Down Led to More Than an Acquisition

Home Health Care

Honor CEO and Co-founder Seth Sternberg has wanted to launch a platform like “Honor Expert” for the last eight years.

Hospital labor expenses up 37% from pre-pandemic levels in March

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals spent nearly $5,500 in labor expenses per adjusted discharge in March compared to about $4,000 roughly three years ago, according to a report from Kaufman Hall

Why Implement Incorta Analytics for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP Reporting?

Perficient Digital Transformation

Oracle Cloud ERP offers several built-in tools for reporting.

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Monday Morning Update 5/9/22

HIStalk

Top News From the Allscripts earnings call: CEO Paul Black.

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The False Choice: Adoptee Voices in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom 

Bill of Health

By Michele Merritt. As legal scholars have predicted since the current composition of the United States Supreme Court became apparent, abortion restrictions are increasing; if Roe v. Wade is overturned with the Dobbs v.

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Home-Modification Bill Could Lead to Lower Costs, Partnerships for Home Care Providers

Home Health Care

A bill allowing older adults to deduct home-modification expenses from their taxes was introduced in Washington, D.C. last week.

Patient experience, safety worse during pandemic, Leapfrog says

Healthcare Dive

Patients reported issues with hospital staff responsiveness and said their experiences with care transitions out of a hospital setting worsened considerably during the pandemic, according to the watchdog

Optimizely Page Publish Options – Do’s and Dont’s

Perficient Digital Transformation

Page Publish is the most basic feature of a CMS. This is what makes our content visible to the world. Episerver CMS (now known as Optimizely Content Cloud) too has the feature and some more flexibility built around it to aid our content authors.

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Most Recent CMS, CDC and NHSN Nursing Home COVID-19 Data  

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS posted nursing home data for the week ending May 1, 2022.

Monday Morning Update 5/2/22

HIStalk

Top News Walmart rolls out a diabetes telehealth program for.

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Flipping the Script: Adoption and Reproductive Justice

Bill of Health

By Kimberly McKee. Adoption is a reproductive justice issue. Pretending otherwise ignores how adoption is used as a red herring in anti-abortion arguments. A recent invocation of this faulty logic occurred in Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s questions during the November 2021 oral arguments in Dobbs v.

Fixing the ‘Toxic’ Home Health-Medicare Advantage Relationship

Home Health Care

The home health industry’s battle with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for fair rates has gone from a few stakeholders saying “the quiet part out loud” earlier this year to nearly every major provider in the country talking about the issue with regularity.

Efforts to protect health workers from violence on the job ramp up

Healthcare Dive

Renewed efforts to pass federal requirements for healthcare employers come as some systems are implementing their own policies to keep workers safe

Demystifying the Journey to Enabling Analytics in the Cloud: Gateway to Innovation 2022 Recap

Perficient Digital Transformation

On May 4th, IT professionals from around the region gathered in St. Louis to attend the 2022 Gateway to Innovation Conference. The conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees to network, learn, and gain inspiration from regional successes and national speakers.

Minnesota Nurse Aide Training Program Call – May 16, 2022 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Join the Nurse Aide Training Program call May 16 at 11 a.m.

Delivering Patient-Centered Care Means Decluttering the Digital Health Landscape

HIT Consultant

Simon Mathews, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pager. Digital health companies (DHCs) and their solutions continue to grow at a rapid pace. This is in part being fueled by the record funding for DHCs, with over $29 billion for US-based companies in 2021 alone.

A Birthmother Reflects: The Perpetuation of Adoption Myths

Bill of Health

By Angie Swanson-Kyriaco. During opening remarks for Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, 2021, Justice Amy Coney Barrett stated that the “obligations of motherhood that flow from pregnancy” and the “burden” of parenting are eliminated through adoption.

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Home-Based Care Acquisitions, Partnerships Both on Table for CVS Health

Home Health Care

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has become one of the most interesting home-adjacent health care players since its investor day last December. It’s possible that the “adjacent” tag will soon be dropped, and the company will be squarely in the home-based care space. “We

3 questions for Dr. Alan Kadish, Touro University President

Healthcare Dive

Between new locations, expanding programs and an ever-growing list of community service initiatives, Touro University is becoming one of the nation's leaders in medical and health science education in myriad ways

Five Perficient Colleagues Recognized as 2022 CRN Women of the Channel

Perficient Digital Transformation

Perficient is a dynamic, driven organization that challenges, champions, and celebrates our people. Today, we are excited to announce that CRN® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named five Perficient colleagues to its esteemed 2022 Women of the Channel list.

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CDC Updates Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions Website

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CDC updated the Long COVID or Post-COVID Conditions website on May 5, 2022.

Analysis: Seeking Balance in the Hyperactive Mental Health Tech Market

HIT Consultant

The prevalence of mental and behavioral health conditions has been on the rise in recent decades, further aggravated by the pandemic in the last two years.

Adoption and the Meaning of Consent

Bill of Health

By Malinda L. Seymore. Adoption and abortion both rely on concepts of consent, each an exercise in autonomy. Yet in adoption, we rarely consider the constraints on autonomy that often preclude meaningful choice. . When I think of adoption consent, I think of Dawn’s case.

Why Eliminating GPS from EVV Could Cost Millions, Force ‘Massive’ Step Backward

Home Health Care

The electronic visit verification (EVV) implementation process could hit a significant roadblock this summer if a Congressional bill that eliminates the use of GPS is passed by federal lawmakers.

Insurers saw profits rise in Q1 as cost increases weighed on hospitals

Healthcare Dive

The results spurred payers to paint an improved financial outlook for the full year compared to earlier estimates for 2022

Perficient Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2022

Perficient Digital Transformation

Congratulations to our Chicago team for being recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. This is our fifth consecutive year being recognized for this award. This adds to our growing list of awards and recognitions! “I’m

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Claims-Based Quality Measure Tip Sheets 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. TMF Networks has posted 2 Claims-Based QM Tip Sheets: Percentage of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Had an Outpatient Emergency Department Visit.