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Packing for New Jersey to help Bernie (my father-in-law, whom I was honored to call “Dad”) navigate his transition from hospitalization to SNF, something told me to pack a suit. I did consider the possibility that Dad wouldn’t make it. He was 91 after all, with end stage renal and heart disease. And yet, just … Continue reading And he did it ‘his way’ – will you and yours?
My most recent trip to Washington, D.C., was wrapping up like most others. I was heading to Reagan Airport by way of Uber, but what happened next was not typical — and drove me to write this piece. My Uber driver, Sammy, casually drove his Toyota Corolla up the off ramp, heading the wrong way onto … Continue reading Don’t mess with my Uber rating!
Rose was 86 years old when she required surgery. The procedure itself was straightforward, but Rose had Alzheimer’s disease. The hospital was right to send her to our skilled nursing facility hours after surgery, knowing we were best equipped to care for her, given her significant cognitive impairment. The doctor at the SNF denied the … Continue reading Residents with cognitive impairment don’t feel pain
In January 2013, a final settlement was reached in a case tried before the U.S. District court in Vermont. That case is known as Jimmo v. Sebelius. The settlement ruling found that no “improvement standard” could be applied when determining whether or not a Medicare beneficiary was receiving care at a skilled level. Also, under … Continue reading Have you met Jimmo’s stepbrother Jimmo?
1. Smart purchases and successful implementations begin with a roadmap. The first step is an evaluation plan that provides a purchaser control of the technology review, according to Jennifer Marso, vice president of strategic communications for Ability. The plan includes internal reviews with staff, product reviews and interdepartmental buy-in. “It’s important to define requirements and establish a … Continue reading How to do it… Evaluating and Choosing IT
Yes, this was my first time. I was nervous and did not know what to expect. Let me start with a confession: Five years ago, I didn’t even know what HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) was. As a clinician with a deep understanding of post-acute care, data and analytics, this organization seemed more … Continue reading I was a HIMSS Virgin (#HIMSSnewbie)