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Skilled Nursing Boot Camp Evaluating the Investment Landscape<p>New to the NIC Boot Camp series, the Skilled Nursing Boot Camp&#58; Evaluating the Investment Landscape course will define how value is created in skilled nursing. It is designed for those new to the industry, as well as those who desire to stay current in underwriting skilled nursing properties. This course will orient participants to the nuances of skilled nursing. Participants will be able to understand the unique risks associated with skilled nursing and how they may be mitigated.<br><br>Similar to the NIC Senior Housing Boot Camp course, participants will engage in a case study grounded in today's reality that will expound on options of the operator's perspective. It will include mock offers and term sheets. Participants will hear pitches for consideration and determine if they should sell the property, hold and/or retain a new operator.<br><br>The course is scheduled to take place on <strong>March 23 from 8&#58;00 AM – 12&#58;00 PM CST</strong> to participate in an engaged 4-hour discussion while gaining new networking connections in the skilled nursing sector.<br><br>The Boot Camp is being held at the same location as the 2022 NIC Spring Conference, which takes place <strong>March 23 – 25 in Texas at the Omni Dallas</strong>.<br><br>Visit us at <a href="https&#58;//bit.ly/3qc9Kut" target="_blank">NIC.com</a> to learn more and register today!<br></p>2022-01-12T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/SNBC_tagline_740.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />FinanceA one-day course to define how value is created in skilled nursing. For those new to the industry, and those who desire to stay current in underwriting skilled nursing properties.
NHSN Reporting Can Be Frustrating – Let Us Help<p>​​​The Accushield sign-in and health screening kiosk can help <a href="https&#58;//go.accushield.com/l/934973/2021-12-20/t5qb" target="_blank">Skilled Nursing Facilities</a> meet NHSN reporting requirements for Visitors, Staff, Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, PAs, and other Contracted Providers.<br><br>Here are some ways the Accushield kiosk can help fulfill the <strong>NHSN reporting requirements&#58;</strong></p><ul><li>Easily capture vaccine status, type of vaccine, date of the first and second dose, and proof of vaccination for everybody that enters the facility</li><li>Automatically report on the number of weekly staff, visitors, and healthcare providers entering your facility</li><li>Pull NHSH based COVID-19 Vaccine reports to easily upload into the NHSN reporting website, including Health Care Providers that are eligible for the booster<br></li></ul>The Accushield kiosk allows visitors to sign in, answer health screening questions, accept a consent form, and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and/or negative test results. Join the over 4,500 <a href="https&#58;//go.accushield.com/l/934973/2021-12-20/t5qb" target="_blank">skilled nursing</a> and <a href="https&#58;//go.accushield.com/l/934973/2021-12-20/t5qd" target="_blank">senior living facilities</a> that have replaced paper logbooks and in-person screeners with the Accushield sign-in and health screening kiosk.<br><strong><br>The Accushield </strong><strong>sign-in &amp; health screening kiosk offers&#58;</strong><img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/Accushield-kiosk-NHSN.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;245px;height&#58;245px;" /><br><br><ul><li>Touch-Free Sign In and Sign Out</li><li>Instant Temperature Scanning</li><li>Health Screening Questionnaire</li><li>Vaccine Tracking &amp; Reporting</li><li>Document Management (require health docs in order to gain entry)</li><li>NHSN Reporting Assistance</li><li>Informed Consent Forms</li><li>Google Review and Survey Management</li><li>Print Health-Verified Name Badges</li><li>Real-Time Reporting Dashboards<br><br></li></ul>Allow entry to your community with confidence! The Accushield solution was designed by Administrators and Executive Directors to help Skilled Nursing Facilities and Senior Living Communities know who is in their buildings, enabling the creation of a safer and healthier environment.<div><br><p><strong>Visit us at </strong><a href="https&#58;//go.accushield.com/l/934973/2021-10-06/7nmj" target="_blank"><strong>accushield.com</strong></a><strong> to learn more! ​</strong><strong>Interested in a 15-minute demonstration? </strong><a href="https&#58;//go.accushield.com/l/934973/2021-12-20/t5rg" target="_blank"><strong>Sign up here</strong></a><strong>&#160;​</strong></p><p></p></div>2021-12-20T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/Accushield-kiosk-NHSN.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Health Information TechnologyThe Accushield sign-in and health screening kiosk can help Skilled Nursing Facilities meet NHSN reporting requirements for Visitors, Staff, Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, PAs, and other Contracted Providers.
Choose Blockchain-Based eSignatures to Secure your Healthcare Workflows<p></p><p><strong>Why Blockchain is the Best Technology for e-Signatures in Healthcare<br></strong><br>Implementing the right e-signature solution can streamline your healthcare workflows and save your staff enormous time and frustration from having to manually gather patient signatures and securely store those documents.<br><br>But you also need to find out whether an e-signature provider's security protocols are sufficient to satisfy the privacy requirements of healthcare regulators. After all, those electronic signatures will in most cases be attached to documents containing highly personal, sensitive information about your patients. The process your organization uses to store and protect such documents could make the difference between compliance and noncompliance.<br><br>Your medical practice maintains electronic records of numerous forms containing patients' personal health data and various administrative documents—along with signatures from both the patients themselves and other providers in their continuum of care.<br><br><strong>Question&#58;</strong> Does the e-signature process your practices uses to collect and store these electronic records meet HIPAA standards for patient data confidentiality and security?<br><br>Additionally, keep in mind that HIPAA—along with other industries' data-privacy regulations, such as SOX and GLB—demand not only the security of personal data but also the ability to quickly retrieve that data upon consumer request or to meet a regulatory audit.<br><br>Once again, blockchain offers unique advantages. First, it's important to remember that most federal data-privacy laws, including HIPAA, are intentionally vague about which systems and processes regulated businesses should use. Regulators expect businesses to identify and deploy the most sophisticated and proven data-protection solutions feasible. And few technologies have ever been demonstrated to be more secure or tamper-proof than blockchain.<br><br>Also, because blockchain-based data is broadcast to numerous, decentralized private or external networks, and every update to those sites is recorded in chronological order, it is impossible to alter an existing block of data in any way without creating a record of the update. From a regulatory standpoint, this means your practice will be able to demonstrate to auditors that your patient data is not only secure but that it has never been altered or otherwise compromised since your team placed it in secure electronic storage.<br><br><b>Bottom line&#58;</b> Blockchain-based e-signatures give your organization a method of storing and securing electronic records in a way that will meet even the strictest data-privacy laws.<br><strong style="text-align&#58;center;"><br>To learn more about jSign, the first simple, e-signature solution built on blockchain, visit <a href="https&#58;//www.consensus.com/jsign/healthcare/" target="_blank">www.consensus.com/jsign</a>.​</strong></p><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><strong><br></strong>​<strong><img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Pages/Choose-Blockchain-Based-eSignatures-to-Secure-your-Healthcare-Workflows/CRJS-214-Panos_for_jSign_Sponsored-Content.jpg" alt="CRJS-214-Panos_for_jSign_Sponsored-Content.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;512px;" /></strong></p>2021-12-08T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/Jsign%20logo%20740px%20x%20740px.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ManagementAffordability, ease-of-use and flexible integration are certainly standard requirements when evaluating eSignature solutions. But for organizations in highly regulated industries like healthcare – don’t forget to include support for blockchain security.
When the Roadblock to Patient Care Is a Physician’s Signature<p>​Therapy providers across the U.S. were surveyed to get a better understanding of the issue of obtaining a physician's signature. The results showed that paper methods have led to lost productivity, compliance risks, and wasted time&#58;​<br></p><ul><li>86% reported spending too many cycles printing, faxing, and chasing down physicians for signatures.</li><li>50% worried about the risk of non-compliance due to missed deadlines or not having the proper signed documents.</li><li>71% said their physicians spent too much time sorting through stacks of paper that need to be signed or re-signed.<br><br></li></ul>Denise Norman, president of Transitional Care Management, provides a great summary of what providers face on a daily basis&#58; “Anybody who's been in therapy knows that physician signatures and the plan of treatment is a thorn in anyone's side…faxing, getting doctors to come in, mailing things, going to their office, getting them to sign.&quot;<br><br>It's exhausting to think about the time and effort needed to get physicians to put their pens to paper!<br><br>Therapy providers don't need convincing that automating the signature process through technology would be helpful. We only have to look at electronic prescriptions to see the benefits of going paperless—including streamlined pharmacy workflows, reduced patient wait times, and improved visibility and tracking of prescription drugs.<br><br>The same benefits can be applied to patient documentation in the rehab environment. At Net Health, we've made this technology available through our Physician eSignature tool, CliniSign, which integrates seamlessly with our therapy management software. CliniSign empowers physicians to sign documents from anywhere, at any time, via their smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer.<br><br>Instead of being bombarded by stacks of paper waiting for them at their office, physicians can view and sign documents at their convenience. For therapy providers, the solution eliminates the paper chase, makes it easy to track and manage signatures, and reduces compliance risk by storing e-signed documents directly in the EHR.<br><br>CliniSign has been proven to save physicians between 10-30 hours per week signing documents. Overall productivity gets a significant boost, compliance concerns go away, and document signing is faster and more efficient.<br><br>The bottom line is this&#58; paperless signatures are a simple way of solving a major roadblock to timely patient care.<br><br>To learn more, download our <a href="https&#58;//go.nethealth.com/clinisign" target="_blank">Physician eSignature Toolkit</a>.<p></p><p>_______________________________________</p><p><strong>About Net Health </strong></p><p>Net Health's mission is to harness data for human health. We offer EHR software and predictive, actionable analytics for medical specialties, including rehab therapy, wound care, home health and hospice and employee health. Our solutions are trusted in over 24,000 facilities across the continuum of care, including the nation's leading hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, senior living facilities, home health and hospice agencies and outpatient clinics. </p><p><a href="http&#58;//www.nethealth.com/" target="_blank">www.nethealth.com</a><br></p>2021-12-08T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/Net%20HealthDec21.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ManagementWhen it comes to treating patients, the roadblock to timely patient care often comes down to a delay in obtaining the physician’s signature.