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2019 Forecast: Healthcare Cybersecurity

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has come to rely on computer-based systems to deliver care. The industry is a leader in terms of integrating systems, utilizing digital records and analytical tools to better address the needs of patients. With such a reliance on computerized systems, however, the healthcare industry faces significant risks, especially […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare

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

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities

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

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home

Humana and Private Equity Firms Buy Kindred Healthcare

Posted on: December 19, 2017 by Chris Murray

This morning, it was announced that United States health insurer Humana Inc., along with two private equity firms (TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe), has purchased home health and long term care operator Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion. Humana and the two firms will each pay $9 per share (a 4.7 percent premium […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

The Dangers of Influenza in Nursing Homes

Posted on: December 12, 2017 by Chris Murray

Though the winter solstice isn’t until December 21st, many states have already begun their descent into winter, which includes colder weather, shorter days, and the spread of illnesses such as influenza. While there are no official dates that signify the beginning and end of “flu season”, CDC data has shown that influenza cases start to […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

What Is Skilled Nursing Care?

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

One of the most common concerns that the average person has regarding home health care is the quality of care that their loved one will receive. As we have discussed in previous blogs, many are concerned that the staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home healthcare are inferior to registered nurses working […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

Home Health Care Named One of the Industries With the Highest Return on Equity

Posted on: November 7, 2017 by Chris Murray

A recent financial statement analysis from Sageworks, a financial information company for the private sector, revealed the fifteen industries with the highest return on equity (ROE) within the past twelve months. Return on equity is calculated by dividing annual net income by total equity (the difference between assets and liabilities), and the resulting figure is […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Home Health Care

Misconceptions About Home Health Care

Posted on: September 25, 2017 by Chris Murray

Last week, we discussed some of the most prominent myths surrounding assisted living facilities and how they operate. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are almost 5 million patients making use of home care services, and there are many others who could benefit from home health care. Much like with assisted living […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

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

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care

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

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Nursing Home