Get Ahead of Medication Errors with Integrated Technologies<p>​​​​<img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Pages/Get-Ahead-of-Medication-Errors-with-Integrated-Technologies/Med%20Tech%20Scanning%20Meds%201.jpg" alt="Med Tech Scanning Meds 1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;​<br><strong>Helping you protect what matters&#160;</strong>&#160;<br></p><p>Emergency room visits and hospitalizations, regulatory citations, unhappy families, and increased operational costs. These are just some of the repercussions medication errors can create.&#160;</p><p>It's an important reminder that your most important outcomes—resident wellness and safety and your community's reputation and bottom line—need to be protected. That's why it's crucial to choose a pharmacy partner with the technology and expertise to help prevent medication errors and reduce compliance risk.&#160;&#160;</p><p><strong>High-tech, high-touch services</strong>&#160;<br>Today, over 6,000 communities and organizations across the U.S. rely on Guardian pharmacies to keep their residents safe from medication mistakes, adverse drug events, and medication-related hospitalizations.&#160;</p><p>Our 43 locally operated pharmacies (and counting) accomplish this through our advanced technology and expert pharmacy teams who take a compassionate approach to service delivery.&#160;</p><p><strong>We provide technology solutions designed to&#58;</strong>&#160;</p><ul><li>Streamline workflows, reducing the chances of medication errors&#160;</li><li>Ensure accurate medication records, reducing liability and compliance risk&#160;</li><li>Flag potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, duplicate therapies, and/or &#160;&#160;wrong dosage&#160;</li><li>Improve staff communication and care coordination&#160;</li></ul><ul><li>Enable our pharmacists to optimize therapeutic regimens by providing a 360-degree view of each resident's medications across prescribers&#160;&#160;<br><strong>&#160;</strong><br><strong>How do we do it?</strong>&#160;</li></ul><ul><li>Our pharmacy systems integrate with all leading electronic health record (EHR/eMAR) systems&#160;&#160;</li><li>We offer smart packaging technologies with standardized barcode-enabled labels, pre-sorted by administration time&#160;&#160;</li></ul><ul><li>Our web-based pharmacy portal provides real-time order tracking, improved pharmacy communication, and on-demand access to clinical and financial reports&#160;</li><li>We track our pharmacists' interventions and provide you with insights into the clinical impact and opportunities to improve high-risk areas of care&#160;<br><br><br><strong>With Guardian, you gain an advocate</strong> in your efforts to prevent medication errors, ultimately improving outcomes and quality of life for your residents.&#160;<br><br>Learn key strategies to safeguard your residents from medication harm. <strong>Download our </strong><a href="https&#58;//guardianpharmacy.com/preventing-medication-errors-guide/?utm_source=PRO&amp;utm_medium=MP&amp;utm_id=23P41&amp;utm_term=Q2-23"><strong>Resource Guide</strong></a><strong>.&#160;</strong>&#160;<br><br></li></ul><div><p style="color&#58;#555555;">______________________________________&#160;<br>About Guardian Pharmacy Services&#160;<br>&#160;&#160;<br>Guardian Pharmacy Services is one of the nation's largest and most innovative long-term care pharmacy companies. We provide outstanding client service and resident care to LTC communities, including assisted living, skilled nursing, mental and behavioral health, and those who serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.&#160;&#160;</p><p style="color&#58;#555555;">To learn more about Guardian, visit us at guardianpharmacy.com or call 404-810-0089.&#160;​<br></p></div>2023-05-25T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Med%20Tech%20Scanning%20Meds%201.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Health Information TechnologyPreventing medication errors is vital to resident well-being and operational outcomes. Does your pharmacy provider deliver the high-tech, high-touch service you need to prevent medication errors and reduce compliance risk?
3 Ways to Achieve ‘Backward Compatibility’ without Draining Health IT Resources<p>​​​<img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Pages/3-Ways-to-Achieve-‘Backward-Compatibility’-without-Draining-Health-IT-Resources/shutterstock_1564297960-740x740.jpg" alt="shutterstock_1564297960-740x740.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;Backward compatibility—making a new system compatible with an existing operating system—rarely enters C-suite conversations in healthcare, but it should.</p><p>That's because even as healthcare executives expect to make <a href="https&#58;//www.huronconsultinggroup.com/insights/huron-2022-healthcare-executive-research">deeper investments in system integration</a> this year, achieving integration becomes faster and far less expensiv​e when leaders explore solutions that help systems talk with each other. This eliminates the pressure on healthcare IT teams that comes with introducing another new system and rolling it out to staff. It also makes the best use of the infrastructure a health system already has, reducing administrative demands for clinicians and staff.</p><p><strong>Why Backward Compatibility Is Key</strong></p><p>Today, the constant forward movement toward putting new healthcare technologies into play doesn't take into account an organization's technical aptitude for integrating these technologies. It also increases the pace of change for healthcare teams—including health IT—at a time when an organization's workforce is stretched to the brink of burnout.</p><p>The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recognizes this burden. In a <a href="https&#58;//www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/page/2022-10/2022-09-14_ONC_Adopted_Standards_and_Implementation_Specifications_Transmittal_Letter_508.pdf">September 2022 report</a>, the ONC stated that voluntary adoption of interoperability standards by certified HIT developers before these regulations take effect “may inadvertently create interoperability challenges where a new version is not fully backwards-compatible.&quot;</p><p>So what's holding health systems back from exploring ways to make legacy systems backward compatible? As the standards for data integration and interoperability keep moving forward, often, some leaders simply don't know where to start. Others fear the task may be beyond their team's reach.</p><p><strong>Taking the First Steps</strong></p><p>Without backward compatibility, achieving true data interoperability—internally and with outside partners—becomes impossible. But it doesn't have to be that way. Here are three approaches to consider.</p><p>1.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>Invest in solutions that connect data from disparate systems</strong>. The right tools make it easy to communicate across a wide variety of data formats and ensure you get the information you need where you need it most. For example, the latest eFax Corporate® solution is capable of sending documents to multiple destinations in a format that enables clinicians to spend more time with patients and less time deciphering documentation.<br> <br>When combining a solution like eFax Corporate with an integration engine, the transmission and management of digital, faxed documents can be automated, transformed, and processed in a variety of ways, further improving interoperability. eFax documents can be&#58;</p><ul><ul><li>Exchanged via Direct, secure FTP, email, or integrated into EHRs via APIs or HL7</li><li>Routed to a printer or automatically saved in a user folder as a PDF</li><li>Converted from a FHIR message to a PDF, (which can be faxed to care settings that don't support FHIR (SNFs, CAH, FQHC, Home Health, SDoH)<br></li></ul></ul><p>2.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>Lean into natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI) to demystify unstructured data</strong>. Today, leading health providers are exploring tools for transforming unstructured documents like digital scans and faxes into structured, actionable data using NLP and AI. With NLP, for example, a fax solution will be smart enough to not only recognize character strings in the document but also to know what they mean. That's why they also call it machine learning. Over time, an NLP AI-powered faxing solution will become capable of understanding and analyzing all the ways different systems present the same data, to help improve care.<br></p><p>3.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <strong>Consider direct-messaging capabilities that integrate with the EHR.</strong> This is quickly becoming the preferred way for primary care physicians to send referrals to specialists. The right solution will encrypt messages and ensure only the intended party has access. Such a tool can boost revenue by supporting faster referrals, and inserting patient information directly into the specialty physician's EHR. This process enables actionable insights by extracting only the data that the clinician needs to make informed decisions regarding patient care.</p><p>Find more tips for achieving backward interoperability in <a href="https&#58;//go.beckershospitalreview.com/hitwp/3-strategies-for-breaking-down-healthcares-hidden-data-silos">our new whitepaper</a>, “3 Strategies for Breaking Down Healthcare's Hidden Data Silos,&quot; published in Becker's Hospital Review.</p><p><strong>John Nebergall</strong> is COO, <a href="https&#58;//www.consensus.com/">Consensus Cloud Solutions</a>, a trusted global source for the transformation, enhancement and secure exchange of digital information.</p><p><strong>About Consensus Cloud Solutions</strong></p><p>Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ&#58; CCSI) is the world's largest digital fax provider and a trusted global source for the transformation, enhancement and secure exchange of digital information. We leverage our 25-year history of success by providing advanced solutions for regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, insurance and manufacturing, as well as state and federal government. Our solutions consist of&#58; cloud faxing, digital signature, robotic process automation, interoperability and workflow enhancement; and intelligent data extraction using natural language processing and artificial intelligence that result in improved outcomes. Our solutions can be combined with best-in-class managed services for optimal implementations. For more information about Consensus, visit <a href="http&#58;//consensus.com/">consensus.com</a> and follow @ConsensusCS on Twitter to learn more.​​<br></p><p>Written&#160;By John Nebergall​<br></p>2023-05-25T04:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Consensusshutterstock_1564297960-740x740.jpg?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Health Information Technology;TechnologyWithout backward compatibility, achieving true data interoperability becomes impossible. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three approaches to consider.
4 Reasons Seniors Are Now Embracing Tech<p>​​​<strong>​​​​​​​​​​​<img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Pages/4-Reasons-Seniors-Are-Now-Embracing-Tech/DTVCOMM_LISAT_2502956_1506797_Provider_Magazine_Marketplace_Listing_Tile_2R.jpg" alt="DTVCOMM_LISAT_2502956_1506797_Provider_Magazine_Marketplace_Listing_Tile_2R.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></strong></p><p><strong>4 Reasons Seniors Are Embracing Tech</strong></p><p>Since the onset of the pandemic, seniors have grown more receptive to technology. In fact, <strong>tech spending increased nearly 200% in 2020 among seniors</strong> and across all device categories, according to recent AARP research.<sup>1</sup> From communicating with friends and family, participating in telehealth, consuming entertainment and so much more, tech has become a necessity for seniors during the pandemic. <br><br></p><p>But the pandemic isn't the reason for the senior tech boom, it's the accelerant. The underlying reasons are more closely tied to basic human needs, like social connection, good health, mental stimulation, and peace of mind—and tech has given seniors more ways to get their needs fulfilled during the pandemic. <br><br></p><p>Read on to learn more about this new era of tech-savvy seniors, plus the tech that senior living centers should consider if they want to stay ahead of the curve.</p><p><em>Download the eBook now.</em></p><p><br><strong>About DIRECTV for BUSINESS</strong><strong><sup>SM</sup></strong><br><strong> </strong>America's commercial video industry leader, DIRECTV for BUSINESS is the ultimate entertainment provider for businesses nationwide including sports bars, restaurants, private offices, salons, airlines, hotels, senior living communities and more. DIRECTV offers best-in-class content and service with scalable entertainment solutions for any size business. DIRECTV is a sports leader as a one-stop-shopping experience for sports fans thanks to our combination of local, regional, and national sports. <a href="http&#58;//www.directv.com/seniorliving">www.directv.com/seniorliving</a></p><p>&#160;</p><p>Sources&#58;</p><p><sup>1</sup>Kakulla, Brittne.&#160;<em>2021 Tech Trends and the 50-Plus&#58; Top 10 Biggest Trends.</em>&#160;Washington, DC&#58; AARP Research, April 2021.&#160;<a href="https&#58;//doi.org/10.26419/res.00420.001">https&#58;//doi.org/10.26419/res.00420.001</a>​<br>​​​​​​<br><br></p>2023-05-11T04:00:00Z<img alt="" height="740" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Pages/4-Reasons-Seniors-Are-Embracing-Tech/DTVCOMM__700x300.jpg?Height=740" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Assisted Living;Technology;Health Information TechnologyLearn why seniors are embracing technology and the types of technology senior living facilities should consider adopting to help meet resident needs.
Assisted Living Facilities and License for Sale at Auction<p>​​​Two Assisted Living Facilities are offered for sale at an online auction. Online bidding closes Tuesday, January 10&#160;at 3 p.m. Find more information and bid online <a href="https&#58;//www.redfieldgroup.com/auction/assisted-living-facilities-in-nc-and-va-65120/details" target="_blank">here</a>.&#160;<br><img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/Refield%20image.png" class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;315px;" /><span style="color&#58;#130c0b;font-family&#58;&quot;pt serif&quot;, serif;font-size&#58;1.71429rem;font-weight&#58;700;"><br>Prop</span><span style="color&#58;#130c0b;font-family&#58;&quot;pt serif&quot;, serif;font-size&#58;1.71429rem;font-weight&#58;700;">erty 1<br></span>Wellington Park<br>329 Cooper St, Kenansville, North Carolina&#160;28349<br><br>80 Bed Assisted Living Facility<br>17,800+/- Square Feet on 3.1 Acres<br>Previously listed at $3,200,000<br>Minimum BID of ONLY $200,000<br>The facility is being sold furnished<br><br>License Information&#58;<br>Although Wellington Park currently has no residents and is not operating, it is licensed through December 31, 2023 (license number HAL-031-020).<br>A person acquiring the property, or their designee may apply for a license to operate the property as a licensed adult care home in accordance with Article 1, Chapter 131D of the North Carolina General Statutes and applicable rules found at Title 10A, Chapter 13, Subchapter F of the North Carolina Administrative Code.&#160;​</p><p><br>Property 2<br>The Manor at Natural Bridge&#160;​<br>5615 S. Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578<br><br>57 Bed Assisted Living Facility<br>11,300+/- Square Fee<br>The facility is being sold furnished<br>Minimum BID of ONLY $200,000<br>Previously Licensed ALF&#160;​<br><br>View photos, information,&#160;and bid <a href="https&#58;//www.redfieldgroup.com/auction/assisted-living-facilities-in-nc-and-va-65120/details" target="_blank">here​</a></p><p><br></p><p><em>Properties offered by Redfield Group</em><br><a href="https&#58;//www.redfieldgroup.com/auction/assisted-living-facilities-in-nc-and-va-65120/details"><img src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/Pages/Assisted-Living-Facilities-and-License-for-Sale-at-Auction/Redfield%20Logo.png" alt="Redfield Logo.png" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a><br><br></p>2022-12-19T05:00:00Z<img alt="" src="/Marketplace/PublishingImages/2020/Refield%20image.png?RenditionID=5" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ManagementTwo Assisted Living Facilities are offered for sale at an online auction.