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Infection Control in LTCF

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:39

As healthcare providers our patients trust us to treat and prevent their illnesses. A large part of that responsibility is preventing the spread of infection and the best way to prevent it is to stop it before it starts. Let’s take a look at some of the best Infection Control methods available and how they can be used in a LTCF.

LTCFs, like all other healthcare facilities, face many IFC challenges and must take great precautions to keep their patients safe. Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) occur in the lungs (23% of all HCAIs), urinary tract (23%), blood (6%), skin (11%) and gut.

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LTCF Solutions to Common Challenges

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Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:22

As 77 million baby boomers enter retirement and begin battling health issues associated with the elderly, demand for long term care (LTC) is on the rise. According to Census Bureau projections, the number of people ages 65 and older will increase an unprecedented 115 percent between 2010 and 2050.  As demand increases, this will burden an already troubled industry that is fighting a negative image. There are many challenges facing long-term care facilities (LTCF) today. Most of the issues which have contributed to LTCF’s reputation stem from two primary problems, however: lack of funding and staff shortages.

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Creating a Happier Workplace

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:39

Keeping employees happy is crucial to ensuring their loyalty and preventing high turnover, which is very costly to organizations.  That happiness, however, is dependent on much more than a person’s salary. In fact, according to Forbes, most employees say a company’s benefit programs, work-life balance, incentive programs and opportunities for development and advancement matter more than the size of their paycheck.

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Are You Just a Few Tweaks Away From an EHR or Workflow That Your Staff Loves?

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:27

As leaders in our organizations we walk a fine line on what is not only best for our staff but also what is best for our patients and the company as a whole. Studies have shown that employee satisfaction greatly reflects on patient satisfaction and productivity, especially in a clinical environment. We use new processes and technologies to improve workflow and increase productivity. Let’s make sure these ‘advancements’ are not doing more harm than good.

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Population Health Management and HIE Integration

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013 19:18

As 2013 flies right past us, the coming year is rushing in with a promise of "healthcare for all" yet the funding and staffing is not increasing. Many organizations are having to cut their budgets! The big questions is....what are healthcare organizations going to do? It is time to change the model and focus on the health of our population. Population Health Management and the Health Information Exchange are instrumental tools to bettering the health of the population as a whole.   Are you doing your part to help improve population health?  And can HIE connectivity make those efforts more successful?

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