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Improve Transitions to Drive Outcomes Under Value-Based Care

2019 may go down as the year value-based care comes into its own. More facilities than ever have reimbursement tied to the long-term value they bring to patients; if your patients are re-admitted within the 30-day window, that’s going to create negative consequences for your reputation and your bottom line. The care... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Care Transitions, Value-Based Care, blog

Ensocare Product Manager Turns Ideas into Reality

For Karen Underwood, Director of Product Management for Ensocare, the most exciting thing about healthcare isn’t what’s happening today. It’s trying to anticipate what’s going to be the next big thing tomorrow. Read More

by Marc Costanzo in Healthcare IT, Employee Profile, blog

Engaging Patients Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Imagine a patient sustains a heart attack. After the initial intervention to stabilize that person, a care plan is created and the patient is expected to follow a specific set of guidelines. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Patient and Family Engagement, blog, Care Management

Healthcare Wearables: What IT Experts Need To Know

For ages, one insurmountable hurdle stood in the way of health care reaching its full potential. That hurdle? The simple truth that a patient’s well-being was out of the hands of the care team the moment the patient left their sight. That’s changed with the advent of wearable devices that give physicians, care... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare IT, Healthcare Technology Solutions, Mobile Technology

The Post-Acute Care Management Model You’ve Been Overlooking

It’s more important than ever that healthcare facilities keep track of patients’ health long after they leave the hospital. With reimbursement penalties tied to readmissions within the 30-day window, it’s in facilities’ (and patients’) best interest to ensure the optimum health of persons to one month and beyond. Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Patient and Family Engagement, blog, Care Management

Home Health, SNFs May Benefit from CMS 2019 Rule Changes

The 2019 Fiscal Year is well underway, and 2019 proper will be here in a hot minute. That makes this as good a time as any to preview some of the changes that have recently been or are about to be rolled out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Read More

by Jill Reeves, MHA in Post-acute Care, blog, Medicare, home health

Will Technology Replace a Human Touch in Healthcare?

The past few years have given us many advances in healthcare: Electronic health records (EHRs). Wearable devices. Care management software. Apps that play a critical role in monitoring patient vital signs. The list goes on and on. But with these technological developments comes a fear that we’re all forced to reckon... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Healthcare Technology Solutions, blog, Care Management

Making the Transition from Nursing to Healthcare Executive

In the following article, Ensocare Chief Clinical Officer Mary Kay Thalken details her journey through the healthcare world and provides guidance to those looking to enter this rewarding field. How it all began—early inspiration and direction The roots of my journey from practicing nurse to senior healthcare executive... Read More

by Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA in Leadership, blog

Death of the Fax Machine: Three IT Challenges Standing in the Way of Fax's Ultimate Destruction

You can get almost any product in the world online. You can order food from your favorite restaurants on your phone. You can get psychiatric consultations, telehealth services and meet the love of your life by swiping right on the appropriate apps. But when it comes to transferring patient health information (PHI)... Read More

by Luis Castillo in Healthcare Technology Solutions, Interoperability, Cybersecurity