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MedFuse Conference Brings Providers and Technologists Together to Innovate

On September 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

You’re invited to attend the second annual MedFuse Conference on Oct. 24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Registration is FREE for LeadingAge Minnesota members. Select the Medical Practitioner Ticket upon registration.   

Use Technology to Engage Staff

On September 24, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

Did you know that 91% of Millennial and Gen Z new hires say that a company’s technological sophistication weighs into their decision to accept a new job? It is time to embrace and invest in technology to improve staff efficiency and engagement. Need some ideas? LeadingAge Minnesota members are implementing some great solutions: 

2 New Products Added to CAST Medication Management Technology Portfolio

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

CAST has updated its Medication Management Selection Tool with two new products CuePath Innovation and Nexusera. The tool also includes an updated Product Matrix and Online Selection Tool.   

AI Solutions Reduce Falls

On September 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Virtual reality, predictive analytics, sensors, and other artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are helping keep older adults from falling, according to a recent HealthTech article.  

True Innovation is Needed in Senior Living

On August 20, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

A recent article in Senior Housing News highlights that the “dots aren’t being connected” in senior living to get innovation past the pilot stage to make a true impact. 

LeadingAge Recommends Medicare Changes to Congressional Telehealth Caucus

On April 10, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Responding to the Congressional Telehealth Caucus's request for information, LeadingAge recommended several changes in Medicare policy to expand access to telehealth services and remote monitoring, improve patient outcomes, and control health care costs.  

CMS Pushes to Improve Information Sharing Between Hospitals and Post-Acute Care

On February 13, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed policy changes supporting its MyHealthEData initiative to improve patient access and advance electronic data exchange and care coordination throughout the healthcare system. 

New HHS Resource Helps SNFs Increase Cybersecurity

On January 22, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Get equipped to battle the threat of cyber breaches with a new resource from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources (HHS) that showcases the five biggest threats and the 10 best practices for aging services providers. 

What’s the Top Concern for Health IT Executives in 2019?

On December 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Cybersecurity, telehealth and interoperability are the top three concerns for healthcare IT executives in 2019.  

HHS Releases Draft Guidance to Ease Use of EHRs

On December 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comments on draft guidance intended to streamline the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (IT). Comments are due Jan. 28.  

Telemedicine Growing at Rapid Pace in Minnesota; Different Uses for Metro and Rural Patients

On December 12, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Telemedicine grew at a rapid pace in Minnesota between 2010 and 2015 with a nearly seven-fold growth in visits jumping from 11,113 in 2010 to 86,238 visits in 2015, according to a new Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and University of Minnesota School of Public Health study highlighted in Health Affairs

Now Available: Free Safety Technology Toolkit

On October 31, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge CAST released a new Safety Technologies Toolkit that will help members prevent falls, the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults.  

Taking the Mystery out of Social Media and Digital Marketing for Workforce Development

On September 25, 2018 by Terri Foley

What if you could increase your total number of new hires by 46 percent in one year by strategically using digital media? Mother of Mercy in Albany dedicated time and grant funds to achieve those results—and a 30 percent increase in total applications. 

Enter the World of Virtual Reality

On September 18, 2018 by Rick Lazzari

Picture a world where residents can explore locations and experiences around the world as if they were there in person. Imagine what it would like to create experiences for residents that give them a sense of personal freedom, combat loneliness and depression, and create bonds with their fellow tenants who feel their passion for life reignited. This world exists, right now, through Virtual Reality. 

RUSH Act Seeks to Improve Opportunities for Telehealth Services

On August 7, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

New bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would allow qualified physician group practices to furnish telehealth services in skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program. 

CAST Updates Medication Management Selection Tool

On July 24, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge CAST has updated its Medication Management Selection Tool with vendor information for 20 products. The tool is designed to help you understand the range, uses and benefits of medication management technologies and to select solutions that best fit your requirements. 

Proposed Medicare Physician Payment Rule Expands Coverage of Telehealth

On July 17, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week released a proposed rule on physician payment that would take effect for calendar year 2019. Included are several proposals for updating and changing those payment practices, but the changes of most significance to LeadingAge Minnesota members are the proposed expansion of coverage of telehealth services. 

HIE Grants Available from Health Department

On July 11, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking proposals for the Minnesota Health Information Exchange (HIE) Grant Program. The program provides financial assistance to Minnesota health care providers to encourage implementation of admission, discharge and transfer alerts and care summary document exchange transactions. 

CAST Updates EHR Selection Tool with New Adoption Model and Matrix

On June 26, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

CAST has updated its EHR Selection Tool, which is designed to help aging services organizations plan for and choose the best electronic health record (EHR) system for their needs.

Registration Open for Minnesota e-Health Summit

On May 29, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Want to learn how e-Health can build healthier communities? Register for the Minnesota e-Health Summit: Act Today, Impact Tomorrow taking place on June 14 in Brooklyn Center. 

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