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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)
Jerry Seinfeld’s successful nine-season comedy sitcom was a “show about nothing,” yet it won more than 40 international awards. Although this blog might not receive such international acclaim, it reminds me of “Seinfeld” because it is about, well, almost nothing. So, why did I write it? And, why are you still reading it? Maybe it’s … Continue reading This blog makes me think of ‘Seinfeld’
… Or, maybe you have more in common with the hospital than you think. Poor-performing hospitals tend to coexist in the same market as poor-performing skilled nursing facilities. Surprised? How many times have you heard (or said) this statement?: “It’s the patients they’re sending me that set me up for failure.” While that might be … Continue reading Maybe you don’t want to be in that preferred network …
Driving my Grandma to one of her favorite restaurants to celebrate a significant birthday (she prefers that I don’t specify which) offered me an important lesson in communication. She was in a chatty mood, sharing stories of being a single mother, learning to drive in her thirties so that she could provide a better life … Continue reading When technology fails us: ‘We talk’