LONG-TERM CARE FEATURE

While long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) providers may not be eligible for (or obligated to attest to) CMS’ Stage 2 Meaningful Use incentives or requirements, that doesn’t mean they’re unaffected by them. In fact, now is the time for LTPAC organizations to position themselves to be most attractive to hospitals racing to meet MU requirements. In Stage 2, hospitals are … Read More

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AMERINET PARTNERS WITH BLUESTEP/BRIDGEGATE HEALTH TO PROVIDE EHR, INTEGRATION SERVICES TO MEMBERS

Clinical Care Exchange platform will enable easier, better information exchange between disparate systems in acute and post-acute healthcare facilities (Salt Lake City, UT) March 6, 2014 —BlueStep/BridgeGate Health, provider of the LTPAC industry’s only client-configurable care and clinical platform powered by high-performance data integration, today announced an agreement to deliver products and services to Amerinet, Inc., a leading national healthcare … Read More

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Merger of BlueStep Systems and BridgeGate Health Creates Nation’s First LTPAC Clinical Care Exchange™

New company to serve LTPAC, senior living and behavioral health organizations with EHR platform and efficient, vendor-agnostic open integration Salt Lake City–Feb. 3, 2014–BlueStep Systems, provider of the industry’s only client-configurable care and clinical platform for the long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) market, and BridgeGate Health, a provider of robust integrated solutions that efficiently connect disparate applications and technologies, today … Read More

Thomas SpratleyMerger of BlueStep Systems and BridgeGate Health Creates Nation’s First LTPAC Clinical Care Exchange™

CIHIE ENGAGES KEYHIE TRANSFORM SOLUTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INITIATIVE

Connecting Long-Term Care Providers to Health Information Exchange (HIE) Provides More Efficient Healthcare PEORIA, IL / JACKSONVILLE, FL – September 25, 2013 – Central Illinois Health Information Exchange (CIHIE) has engaged BridgeGate Health to provide a backend technology for their HIE initiative with area long-term care providers. The KeyHIE Transform™ software, developed by Geisinger Health System and powered by BridgeGate, … Read More

Thomas SpratleyCIHIE ENGAGES KEYHIE TRANSFORM SOLUTION FOR LONG-TERM CARE INITIATIVE

MHIN ADOPTS KEYHIE TRANSFORM SOLUTION TO BRING NEW SERVICE QUALITIES TO NORTHERN INDIANA REGION

SOUTH BEND, Indiana and JACKSONVILLE, Florida (September 23, 2013) – Michiana Health Information Network (MHIN) is using KeyHIE Transform™, developed by Geisinger Health System and powered by BridgeGate Health, to enable nursing homes and home health agencies to transmit patient assessment data to the exchange. This ensures vital patient information is available when and where it is needed to provide … Read More

Thomas SpratleyMHIN ADOPTS KEYHIE TRANSFORM SOLUTION TO BRING NEW SERVICE QUALITIES TO NORTHERN INDIANA REGION

LOW-COST HEALTH IT CONNECTIVITY FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES, HOME HEALTH AGENCIES PROVIDES MORE EFFICIENT HEALTHCARE

No EHR required; Geisinger and BridgeGate International partner on widespread distribution of health IT innovation DANVILLE, PA and JACKSONVILLE, FL. – March 4, 2013 – A new low cost software tool has nursing homes and home health agencies — with or without an electronic health record —contributing patient assessment information to any health information exchange (HIE). Developed by Geisinger Health … Read More

Thomas SpratleyLOW-COST HEALTH IT CONNECTIVITY FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES, HOME HEALTH AGENCIES PROVIDES MORE EFFICIENT HEALTHCARE

Americans enjoy longer lives

Americans enjoy longer lives Posted by 9:14 PM, Mar. 21, 2011 Written by DOROTHY SCHNEIDER dschneider@jconline.com Rosemary Puetz and Ed Zufall dance at the Center @ Jenks Rest, 1915 Scott St., Lafayette, with the guidance of a Nintendo Wii. / By Liz Kolben/Journal & Courier John Roller has a simple secret for maintaining his vitality at 79 years old. He … Read More

Thomas SpratleyAmericans enjoy longer lives

5 steps to a proactive compliance program

5 steps to a proactive compliance program Posted on: 3.1.2011 2:44:43 PM Posted by Patricia Sheehan, Editor-in-Chief With passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Congress mandated nursing home compliance above and beyond the annual surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Effective 2013, a mandatory compliance and ethics program will be required of all … Read More

Thomas Spratley5 steps to a proactive compliance program

Following a national trend, N.J. nursing homes see growing number of younger residents

Following a national trend, N.J. nursing homes see growing number of younger residents Published: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 7:00 AM Updated: Tuesday, March 01, 2011, 7:10 PM By Eunice Lee/The Star-Ledger NEWARK — Kevin Johnson sized up his next shot and eased his way around the pool table, leaving his walker by the wall at New Community Extended Care Center … Read More

Thomas SpratleyFollowing a national trend, N.J. nursing homes see growing number of younger residents

Medication Errors Numerous in Home Nursing and Elder Care

Medication Errors Numerous in Home Nursing and Elder Care If you work in a nursing home with home health care or elder care you will know how much red tape  is involved. All this red tape and checks are supposed to ensure that the people who are subject to the care by such workers are afforded the best possible treatment … Read More

Thomas SpratleyMedication Errors Numerous in Home Nursing and Elder Care