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New App Makes Electronic Care Plan Tracking Possible

GPS for Post-Acute Care? Sync and Connect Reshape Patient Interactions Imagine taking off on a cross country road trip with your destination in mind. Now imagine not conducting research to figure out what routes you need to take to get there or how long you’ll need to be on the road. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Post-acute Care, Care Transitions, Care Planning

Welcome to the New Ensocare.com

Innovative Website Connects You with Post-Acute Care Solutions Welcome to the new Ensocare.com! If you’ve visited our website before, you’ll notice a few things have changed. We’ve updated our interface to reflect the same innovation we bring to our line of post-acute care software solutions. No matter where you go on... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Ensocare News, Healthcare Technology Solutions, Care Coordination Software

Top Stressors of Working Caregivers…And How Employers Can Help

As a New York Times article recently noted, the best healthcare insurance in the U.S. might be “daughter care.” That is: having a healthy daughter who can tend to your needs in older age. The Times article built upon research on dementia caregiving published in the journal JAMA Neurology, which said, “The best... Read More

by Lakelyn Hogan in Care Coordination, Care Givers

Right Thinking or Positive Thinking?

After speaking at a convention, I typically have two or three people come up to me and say that I must be a very positive thinker. They are typically surprised when I respond by saying, “No, I definitely am not!” Considering that I am a motivational speaker, you may be scratching your head and curious as to why. Read More

by Ron "Gus" Gustafson in Motivation, Leadership

Home Again, Home Again — The Last Step in Recovery

Helen's Journey: Part III It’s an exciting day for Helen! After being in the hospital for surgery and spending time recovering in a post-acute facility, she is now ready to go home. Although thrilled with the prospect of returning to familiar comforts—especially sleeping in her own bed—she and her family are a little... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination, Patient Discharge

3 Tips to Make You a Better Leader

As a former emergency room physician, each time I stepped onto the ER floor, I was leading a different team. The patients, staff and challenges were different, but the fundamental leadership principles remained the same. You don’t have to be the CEO of an organization or the manager of a department to be considered a... Read More

by Susan O'Malley, M.D.

Helen's Post-Acute Journey - Part II

The Next Step on the Journey to Recovery It’s Helen’s first day at the post-acute facility. As you may recall, she was discharged from the hospital to further recover from surgery. She and her family are extremely grateful the hospital medical team and discharge planners were able to use an automated discharge process... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, Care Coordination

Technology Lessons from ACMA

From my own experience, I know first-hand that tracking patients post-discharge is an incredible challenge given the sheer size and scope of the effort. Hospitals release hundreds of patients each day, and communicating with them can be challenging. Many hospitals have begun to focus on those patients who are at... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions

Planning for Hospital Discharge

Part One of Helen's Post-Acute Journey From the moment Helen was admitted to the hospital for surgery, her care team including her doctor, case manager, nurses, family members, and post-acute facility are working together behind the scenes to prepare for a smooth transition once it is time for her to leave. To support... Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Care Coordination

Caring for the Caregiver

Most of us who work in the healthcare field do so because we have a genuine desire to help others. We attend several years of schooling—with many more beyond that in continuing education—to learn and maintain the complex clinical skills required to care for our patients. But no one trains us for off-the-job... Read More

by Megan Johnson