PE-Backed Appriss Acquires Skilled Nursing Software Firm PatientPing for a Reported $500M [UPDATED]

PatientPing, a software company that has garnered significant venture capital funding as it looks to ease care transitions between nursing homes and other settings, has sold to Appriss Health, the companies announced Tuesday. PE Hub initially reported the news Monday, citing “people familiar with the transaction”; the two firms formally confirmed that they had reached […]

PointClickCare to Buy Collective Medical in $650M Deal as COVID Exposes Flaws of Post-Acute Silos

A giant in the post-acute software and tech world is about to get much larger, driven by a push to break down the barriers between various settings in post-acute care. PointClickCare Technologies on Tuesday announced its pending acquisition of care coordination software firm Collective Medical, cementing a relationship between the two companies that began in […]

Voices: Nancy Chi, Vice President of Data Intelligence, PointClickCare

This article is sponsored by PointClickCare. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with PointClickCare Vice President of Data Intelligence Nancy Chi to learn why real-time data collection is vital in skilled nursing, how preparation for the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) was an unwitting trial run for the data collection needs of COVID-19 […]

Future Leader: Christa Kelly, Vice President of Business Development, Villa Healthcare

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of care delivery across the senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice industries. To see this year’s future leaders, visit Future Leaders online. Christa Kelly, vice […]

Voices: Russ DePriest, SVP / GM Skilled Nursing, PointClickCare

This article is sponsored by PointClickCare. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with PointClickCare Vice President and General Manager of Skilled Nursing Russ DePriest to learn why he views the response of skilled nursing facilities (SNF) to COVID-19 “superhuman,” the biggest challenge SNFs are facing during the pandemic, and the most important […]

Aging Media Announces Future Leaders Awards Class of 2020

Aging Media Network today announced this year’s Future Leaders Awards honorees, recognizing high-performing employees who are shaping the next decade of care delivery across the senior housing, skilled nursing, home health, and hospice industries. The 2020 awards program is sponsored exclusively by PointClickCare Technologies, the leading cloud-based software platform for the senior care market today. […]

Voices: Brian Buys, Sr. Director, Clinical Product Management, PointClickCare

This article is sponsored by PointClickCare. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with PointClickCare Senior Director of Clinical Product Management Brian Buys to learn how PointClickCare is reinventing the paradigm of the electronic health record, helping skilled nursing facilities (SNF) see data as a starting point — not an end point — […]

Rethink Podcast #24: Arif Nazir of Signature HealthCARE and AMDA

The 24th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! As both the chief medical officer for Signature HealthCARE and president of AMDA, the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Dr. Arif Nazir has a micro- and macro-level view on how skilled nursing facilities are fighting the novel coronavirus. Dr. Nazir sat down with […]

Rethink Podcast #23: Angie Roberson of American Case Management Association

The novel coronavirus outbreak has put skilled nursing facilities on lockdown and disrupted daily life around the world. But health care needs continue apace, and the junction between SNF and hospital is crucial. Angie Roberson, the president of the American Case Management Association and the director of case management at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, […]

Rethink Podcast #22: Kelli Luneborg-Stern of Trifecta Public Strategies

In the senior housing and care spectrum, nursing homes typically have the worst reputation among the general public and the press — a negative image that can only worsen in cases of abuse, neglect, or high-profile accidents. As the managing partner and co-founder of Trifecta Public Strategies, Kelli Luneborg-Stern has guided skilled nursing operators through […]

Voices: Terri Weckle, SVP Strategic Market Programs, PointClickCare

This article is sponsored by PointClickCare. In this Voices interview, Skilled Nursing News sits down with PointClickCare Senior Vice President of Strategic Market Programs Terri Weckle to learn the biggest changes in the skilled world other than the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), the best ways skilled providers can grow financially healthy, and the work providers […]

Rethink Podcast #21: John Delossantos of JMD Healthcare Solutions

The 21st episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! As the CEO of JMD Healthcare Solutions, John Delossantos has had a front-row seat to the Medicare payment model change still roiling the skilled nursing space. So far, Delossantos is upbeat about PDPM’s potential to improve the health of both residents and the industry as […]

[Sponsored] Best Practices for a Successful Transition to a New EHR

Most skilled nursing providers understand the value of an electronic health records (EHR) system, and the majority have adopted an EHR to help manage patient information. As of 2017, roughly 66% of skilled nursing facilities reported using an EHR platform, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. While initial adoption […]

[Sponsored] Four Steps to a Successful EHR Transition

In a world where regulatory requirements can feel like a maze, data management is king. That means one of the most important choices a skilled nursing provider makes is choosing its electronic health record (EHR) platform and the technology partner to run it. For skilled nursing facilities, this is easier said than done. A 2017 […]

[White Paper] 3 Ways Skilled Nursing is Standardizing Under PDPM

The Patient-Driven Payment Model has reigned supreme in the skilled nursing world over the last year, and the new Medicare reimbursement system is just one element of patient-focused care. This white paper will explore the ways that forward-thinking SNFs have developed and executed on standardized care processes in the greater context of value-based care, and […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Standardizing Care Processes

Time: 1-2 p.m. CDTDate: August 28, 2019Register Now Standardization makes decision-making easier and enables consistent care delivery. It is the foundation for consistent data collection for improved insights, resulting in better care for patients. Thanks to technology, SNF operators are increasingly turning to standardized processes designed to streamline frontline caregivers’ decision-making — and, in turn, […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Standardizing Care Processes

Time: 1-2 p.m. CDTDate: August 28, 2019Register Now Standardization makes decision-making easier and enables consistent care delivery. It is the foundation for consistent data collection for improved insights, resulting in better care for patients. Thanks to technology, SNF operators are increasingly turning to standardized processes designed to streamline frontline caregivers’ decision-making — and, in turn, […]

Skilled Nursing Facilities Outpace Hospitals in Data Sharing, Technology

Though data sharing between acute and post-acute care facilities remains a frustration for operators and patients alike, the PAC space may actually be running ahead of their hospital counterparts when it comes to using in technology. That’s according to a new white paper from Toronto-based software provider PointClickCare (PCC) on patient transitions, which examined data […]

[Upcoming Webinar] Standardizing Care Processes

Time: 1-2 p.m. CDTDate: August 28, 2019Register Now Standardization makes decision-making easier and enables consistent care delivery. It is the foundation for consistent data collection for improved insights, resulting in better care for patients. Thanks to technology, SNF operators are increasingly turning to standardized processes designed to streamline frontline caregivers’ decision-making — and, in turn, give them […]

Rethink Podcast #12: LTC Properties, Inc. President and CEO Wendy Simpson

The 12th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available! Publicly traded health care REITs have been blamed for some of the skilled nursing industry’s woes in recent years — after all, how can a provider keep up with annual escalators as it navigates an uncertain reimbursement landscape and ever-rising staffing costs? But Wendy Simpson, […]