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Gregg Sylvester, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, Seqirus, explains why the use of Fluad (Influenza Vaccine, Adjuvanted) was more effective than non-adjuvanted standard dose trivalent influenza vaccine for reducing the risk of all-cause hospitalizations, as well as hospitalization for influenza and…
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Chris Caulfield, RN, NP-C, chief nursing officer, IntelyCare, discusses current shortages facing skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and how it compared to times before the pandemic, how SNFs are utilizing temporary staff, and offers tips on how short staffing can be addressed since there may be staff…
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William Graham, senior vice president, Medicare Business for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, discusses challenges older adults are facing as they have to delay care and in-person medical visits due to the pandemic, highlights a recent care expansion by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and provides tips on…
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Paul Knight, OT, MBA, founder and chief product officer, Curatess, discusses the wide variety of telehealth offerings now available for long-term care facilities and explains the reimbursement process for those treating SNF patients via telehealth.
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Chris Caulfield, RN, NP-C, co-founder and chief nursing officer, IntelyCare, discusses current issues facilities face in terms of staffing and how it compares to CMS requirements, and provides an outlook for the future of care based on these standards.
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Paul Knight, OT, MBA, founder and chief product officer, Curatess, explains how a clinician can deliver similar or better care remotely as in-person, particularly in the common scenario where the clinician must serve multiple SNFs, and provides tips for SNFs looking to improve and expand their…
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Tim Lash, chief strategy officer for West Health, discusses how the health care system has responded to the needs of older adults during COVID-19 and future health care changes to be expected.
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Frank Wretzel, BSPharm, long-term care pharmacist, discusses changes to his daily work routine and continued challenges facing long-term care facilities during these uncertain times.
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Chris Caulfield, RN, NP-C, co-founder and chief nursing officer of IntelyCare, discusses misconceptions as well as advantages and disadvantages for facilities in relation to the gig economy, and provides future predictions for this market.
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Ronald J. Shumacher, MD, FACP, CMD, chief medical officer for Optum Care Services, discusses a recent study that looked specifically at inpatient utilization or hospitalization rates, transfers to the emergency department, and skilled nursing use patterns for long-term nursing home residents who…
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