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Three Must-Haves for Turning Healthcare Data into Healthcare Policy

We’re awash in data. It’s on our phones, it’s saved on our computers, our networks. It’s in the cloud. In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from an analog world where data was exceedingly rare to an era where there’s literally more data available than humans could possibly process. There’s not much we do... Read More

by Luis Castillo in blog, Interoperability, Healthcare IT

Paul Hanson Talks Security, Behind-the-Scenes Enhancements to Ensocare App

Almost every year, Paul Hanson takes a cross-country motorcycle trip. An avid rider for more than a decade, he appreciates the flexibility afforded to him at Ensocare, where he can connect to a secure server basically anywhere with a WiFi signal. “There have been times where, as long as you have internet access, you... Read More

by Marc Costanzo in blog, Employee Profile, Cybersecurity

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 blog, Care Transitions, Value-Based Care

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 blog, Employee Profile, Healthcare IT

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 blog, Care Management, Patient and Family Engagement

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 blog, Care Management, Patient and Family Engagement

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 blog, home health, Post-acute Care, Medicare

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 blog, Healthcare Technology Solutions, 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 blog, Leadership