If you have ever wondered if Impact Nation was a valuable spend of your time and travel dollars, let me tell you - it is! I went to my first Impact Nation last year and was so impressed with our clients that make the effort to come to spend those precious few days with us. This is an energetic group, people!
Although drug overdoses have always been of concern, the CDC states that since 1999 the number of overdoses has more than quadrupled. Additionally, more than six out of ten overdoses involve some form of an opioid. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the United States is in the middle of an overdose epidemic that is being led by opiates. With 144 Americans dying because of...
Elliot Kotek, co-founder and content chief of Not Impossible and founding editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Impact Nation Conference, presented by Relias.
When it comes to healthcare, our minds are often mixed-up and melted by the media’s megaphone, which dominates discussion on the subject.
Post-acute care (PAC) includes individuals receiving long-term care, home health care, outpatient treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation for both physical and mental health concerns. Technically, all health organizations have branches or roots in post-acute care, but persons-served in this space are starting to become part of the opioid narrative.
Ahhh, the end of summer has come! And as sure as Starbucks will start selling their line of pumpkin spice lattes you can also be assured that CMS will release an update to the RAI MDS 3.0 User’s manual. CMS did not disappoint! A manual update was recently released with not only some of the usual updates and revisions, but also some surprises and addition of new MDS items.
In March of 2017, we solicited responses from more than 5,000 healthcare professionals to identify trends, best practices and anticipated changes for their staff development and training programs. After countless hours of data crunching and revisions, we’re proud to announce the release of our 2017 State of Staff Development & Training report.
September is National Recovery Month: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to raise awareness of disorders related to substance use and mental health. This month is also a time to celebrate those who have recovered. The SAMHSA’s annual Recovery Month theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities....
Pressure injuries in the U.S. are common and costly, affecting an estimated three million people per year and generating expenses of close to $11 billion (Raetz & Wick, 2015). Pressure injuries occur most often in acute care hospitals, nursing facilities, and home care settings (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2013).
According to recent statistics, home health referrals after acute care hospitalization have exploded, growing 65% to 3.7 million in slightly more than a decade (Jones, Bowles, Richard, Boxer, & Masoudi, 2017). Individualized patient care planning has always been the cornerstone of efficient and effective care delivery in home healthcare, and this focus is now considered a non-negotiable part...