The Clinical Dashboard: Dr. Steve Buslovich, VP – Senior Care, VBC, PointClickCare

When skilled nursing facility staff members have patient insights at their fingertips, their patients win. They do too, because healthier patients lead to happier staff members. That can help reduce turnover, all of which adds up to a sturdier bottom line. For Dr. Steve Buslovich, VP — Senior Care, VBC of PointClickCare, that’s an equation […]

Inside Curana’s Ciena Partnership to Expand I-SNP Reach

With skilled nursing advocates and operators increasingly touting the benefits of Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) as those benefits serve both residents and care providers, a new partnership initiative in Michigan is expanding the reach of such plans across many Medicare-eligible individuals. The new I-SNP offering builds on the existing partnership between provider-led primary and […]

The Hot Seat: Mandira Singh, SVP & General Manager, Acute & Payer, PointClickCare

Mandira Singh has more than 10 years of experience in leading healthcare technology companies, and in her role today, she oversees the Acute and Payer business for post-acute technology leader PointClickCare. While Singh is known for her expertise in health systems and health plans, this Hot Seat interview sheds light not only on her skilled […]

Smart SNFs: The ROI of Data Analytics

How SNFs approach and calculate their return on investment for advanced analytics technology Health care providers know they need to invest in technology for the many benefits it provides — from predictive patient analytics to operations analysis and optimization. But particularly in skilled nursing settings where margins are already compressed and staffing challenges are persistent, […]

RETHINK Talks: An Interview with ReNew Wound Care

This interview is brought to you by ReNew Wound Care. This interview took place during a live Q&A session with ReNew Wound Care CMO Dr. Rekha Bhandari at the SNN RETHINK event in Chicago held on September 1, 2021. The interview has been edited for clarity. Skilled Nursing News: What trends are you seeing among […]

Smart SNFs: Predictive Analytics and AI

How successful SNFs are using data to predict and prevent adverse events and improve care planning While artificial intelligence (AI) has made inroads across industries from e-commerce to marketing, in health care it is revolutionizing both the patient experience and clinical operations for care providers. And though skilled nursing is not often touted for its […]

Smart SNFs: Improving Operations With a Data-Driven Approach

How skilled nursing providers can streamline operations and improve quality measures by using data to their advantage While most skilled nursing facility (SNF) operators have a keen understanding of how a data-driven approach to patient care can improve patient outcomes, they may have yet to discover how data can lead to specific operational improvements. Through […]

RETHINK Talks: An Interview with Forcura

This interview is brought to you by Forcura. This interview took place during a live Q&A session with Forcura Chief Strategy Officer Annie Erstling at the SNN RETHINK event in Chicago held on September 1, 2021. The interview has been edited for clarity. Skilled Nursing News: We’re here today with Annie Erstling from Forcura, where […]

Smart SNFs: Optimizing Clinical Outcomes with Data

How one skilled nursing operator reduced readmissions and delivered higher quality care In health care today, insights from data should serve as every skilled nursing facility’s differentiator and competitive edge. Yet many providers fail to apply it in a way that is sustainable and transformative for their organizations — and their residents. The complexity of […]

Smart SNFs: Developing Data Partnerships

How skilled nursing operators are using data to drive partnerships with hospitals, ACOs and other collaborative organizations The skilled nursing industry has many uses for the data it gathers, whether that’s for reporting purposes, operational efficiencies, or demonstrating outcomes to patients and their families. But those that operationalize their data on an even higher level […]

Voices: Chuck Cooper, Global Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Integrated Diagnostics Solutions, BD

This article is sponsored by BD. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with Chuck Cooper, BD’s Global Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Integrated Diagnostics Solutions to get his take on how BD is supporting the skilled nursing industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically with its widespread and direct distribution […]

Nursing Home Wages Trend Lower Than in Senior Living

Hourly wages for nursing home employees who provide direct care and services tend to be lower than wages for the same job titles in assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities, recent survey findings show. But salaries for leadership titles and director positions did not follow the same trend. A staff nurse (RN) in […]

Florida Nursing Homes Agree to Softened Rules on Backup Power

The Florida skilled nursing industry has collectively agreed to a modified rule that requires operators in the state to have access to backup electricity sources in the event of a power outage. The decision concludes months of discussion among skilled nursing providers and the state legislature regarding a rule proposed by Gov. Rick Scott following […]