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What Should Healthcare Facilities Do in Outbreak Situations?

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Healthcare facilities across the country deliver expert medical care to millions of patients each year. Patients deserve compassionate, accurate, and safe healthcare, with each facility being responsible for providing this care. As part of routine operations, hospitals and clinics have rigorous infection control practices in place, helping to protect the health of their patients and […] Read More

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How Stop Loss Health Insurance Can Benefit Businesses

Posted on: December 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Healthcare businesses face many risks as they deliver care to patients. Some of these risks include protecting staff members. Self-funded healthcare coverage is often an employee benefit extended to people working in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, skilled care centers, and nursing homes. Unfortunately, these insurance plans do not always adequately cover certain potential claims. To […] Read More

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What Long-Term Care Facilities Need to Consider When Caring for Those With Dementia

Posted on: November 2, 2018 by Chris Murray

In the United States, one in every three seniors dies with dementia, a collective term for cognitive losses including Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops the disease every 65 seconds, representing 5.7 million people in the U.S. This number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050, and […] Read More

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The Pros and Cons of Smart Technology in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: September 21, 2018 by Chris Murray

Tremendous advances have been made in the healthcare field over the past decade. Digital diagnostic and recordkeeping systems have streamlined care for patients of every age. Technologies that make it easier to monitor patient activities have been employed in facilities around the world. Some of the same technologies used by healthcare providers have also found […] Read More

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Preventing Respiratory Tract Infections in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: August 17, 2017 by Chris Murray

As the summer comes closer to an end and the days slowly grow colder and shorter as we enter autumn and prepare for winter, it’s time to start thinking about common infections and how they can be prevented. Respiratory tract infections, which include diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, asthma, the common cold and […] Read More

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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: July 27, 2017 by Chris Murray

As technology has continued to advance, the artificial intelligence previously only seen in science fiction has started to become more commonplace in business and everyday life. Items such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Echo, and Tesla’s Autopilot feature have rapidly grown in popularity and are not uncommon to see in everyday life. The business world is […] Read More

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How Repealing the Affordable Care Act Could Impact Jobs in Healthcare

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by Chris Murray

Today, Senate will be voting on whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or repeal and replace it with the GOP’s replacement, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. If the Affordable Care Act (also referred to as Obamacare) is repealed, federal funding for healthcare (particularly Medicaid) would be drastically reduced, which will impact the level of […] Read More

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The Importance of Network Security for Health Care Facilities

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Chris Murray

Multiple large-scale cyber attacks in recent months have affected businesses and individuals worldwide and left people on edge about potential future threats. May 2017’s WannaCry attack in particular has had an impact on healthcare facilities; the United Kingdom’s National Health Service hospitals were hit by the ransomware and an estimated 70,000 devices were affected. This […] Read More

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A Primer on Assisted Living Facilities

Posted on: June 16, 2017 by Chris Murray

Assisted living facilities offer community-based long-term living arrangements designed for seniors who need some help with the activities of daily living (ADLs), but who are also looking to preserve as much independence as possible. These communities vary greatly: from a modern high-rise apartment building to a quiet suburban townhome community. Some may resemble a resort […] Read More

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The Risk of Drug-Resistant Infections at Nursing Homes

Posted on: May 23, 2017 by Chris Murray

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) cited research by the Columbia University School of Nursing indicating that residents of long-term care facilities are vulnerable to drug-resistant infections known as superbugs, which can then easily spread these deadly germs to others. In fact, according to the research, between 11% and 59% of nursing-home […] Read More

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