Often, new technology is viewed with reluctance or fear, especially in long-term care settings. In a must-attend webinar April 10, an implementation specialist will share best practices for technology upgrades, and veteran long-term care operators will deliver advice and tips from the frontline.
Payroll-based journal data starts affecting Five-Star ratings early this year. A special March 22 McKnight's webinar on PBJ will challenge providers with the question: "Are you fully ready?" It kicks off at 1 p.m. ET.
Topics will include how post-acute facilities can work with their area hospitals to gain more referrals and how technology can help improve clinical outcomes.
A special McKnight's webinar on Feb. 27 will explore the connecting between worker retention, culture and how an employee-centered approach will ease worker shortages.
A McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar at 1 p.m. ET on Feb. 13 will offer strategies for achieving financial, clinical and operational success in the months ahead.
Learn how to implement the main components of an antibiotic stewardship program.
A special McKnight's webinar on Jan. 17 will offer secrets directly from a master emergency preparedness planner, trainer and driller with a perfect compliance record.
A special Dec. 7 McKnight's webinar will explore how providers can staff to win by giving employees instant access to schedules, performance feedback, rewards and more.
The second phase of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new rule for long-term care will be here Nov. 28, and with it new pharmacy-related requirements providers must adhere to.
Leveraging critical vital-sign information to learn long-term care resident trends and provide better care will be the subject of a special McKnight's webinar Oct. 5. "Predicting resident deterioration: Are we looking at the right data at the right time?" will last approximately 60 minutes and start at 1:30 ET.
Participants at McKnight's Sept. 12 webinar will learn specific steps how data mining can improve quality of care and reduce hospital usage.
Presenter Leah Klusch will give providers the information they need to succeed in a tight regulatory environment.
Providers struggled to understand how clinical technology will work under the mega-rule requirements are encouraged to attend the Technology session at the McKnight's Fall Online Expo.
Expanded employee recruiting efforts and optimized daily staffing practices will be in focus at a McKnight's webcast starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 2
A new treatment approach that improves quality measures, falls risk and skin integrity is the reason for a "urinary incontinence revolution" — and the focus of an Aug. 15 McKnight's webinar. The hourlong event kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Attendees will learn to navigate today's dramatically shifting regulatory landscape, and reap maximum payments, at a special McKnight's webinar on May 23. "Regulatory and payment reforms: Surviving risks, mining opportunities" will start at 1 p.m. Eastern and offers 1 free continuing education credit.
Providers will learn how implementing an on-site hemodialysis program can help boost referrals and create a unique competitive advantage during a May 16 webinar.
Join Massachusetts Executive Director Carolyn Blanks on Thursday, May 4 as she discusses strategies for skilled nursing facilities.
A special McKnight's webinar will offer providers numerous workforce strategies for surviving difficult times. The event will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern on May 9.
In this April 20 webinar, participants will learn how to pay employees accurately and promptly, maximize reimbursements and cut down on labor costs.
The more data providers have, the better they can implement and use electronic health records. But navigating an EHR and making productive use of time involves deconstructing common problems.
The CE-accredited webinar is intended to deepen understanding of the QAPI framework and identify the data needed to manage quality outcomes
The federal government assumes providers are up-to-speed on Medicare's rules and coverage.
Cap off the first day of McKnight's 11th Annual Online Expo with an informational session full of strategies for being survey-ready around the clock
The final session of the 2017 McKnight's Online Expo will start at 1 p.m. Eastern on March 15 and focus on practical uses for data that providers probably are already gathering.
Employees seem to be in the driver's seat more than ever thanks to high turnover and worker shortages in long-term care. That's why on Feb. 16 providers are being presented with a vital McKnight's webinar, "Employee Engagement: Your Key to Success in 2017."
Providers will learn what PPS care redesign means for them, and how quality initiatives can help them improve the bottom line at a Feb. 7 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar. The broadcast, "A quality-based approach to surviving turbulent times ahead," begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offers one free CE credit to attendees.
The new Medicare and Medicaid rules of participation have significant changes in the area for nursing home pharmacy services. A free McKnight's webinar Jan. 31 will explain the challenges and offer strategies for all employees dealing with them.
Between finding the right fit for a position despite growing competition, and retaining that employee once they're on board, the hiring process can be a lot to handle.
Review the past, present and future of bundles.
Millennials — workers under age 36 — are set to outnumber baby boomers and GenXers combined in the workforce by 2020. Attendees at a Sept. 29 webinar will learn how to tap into this growing generational cohort and successfully recruit, train and retain millennial employees.
Bullying among residents of long-term care and skilled nursing facilities creates a multitude of problems, but is largely underreported. Attendees of a webinar during McKnight's Fall Online Expo on September 22 will gain a better understanding of the drivers and characteristics of bullying in LTC facilities.
Around half of facilities management personnel are expected to retire in the next decade, causing a potential crisis for long-term care administrators. At an upcoming webinar, attendees will learn how to address this potential loss of knowledge.
A McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar Aug. 23 will deliver actionable advice for professionals at all levels of LTC on how to use their own data to their best advantage.
A special McKnight's webinar will reveal what's needed to cope with staffing shortages, rising wage pressures, millennials in the workforce and more. "10 Win-Win Staffing Strategies" will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern on August 16.
National expert Leah Klusch will lead attendees at an August 9 webinar through the skills and knowledge they need to master the newest MDS section: GG — Functional Abilities and Goals. "How to get the MDS Section GG right from the start" will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern. The McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar offers free CE credit.
Attendees at a special June 28 McKnight's webinar, "How to succeed with new payment models," will learn how controlling costs and boosting quality will get them on their way.
In a May 24 webinar, participants will learn about actions they can take with bundled payments, how technology can help and lessons learned.
Post-acute care providers will learn strategies to successfully partner with other organizations to thrive in bundled payment and other risk-based models during a McKnight's webinar May 17. The hour-long event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and offers free CE credit.
Whether it's having difficult conversations with the payroll department, working with IT departments or contacting vendors, providers must understand new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services payroll-based journal reporting requirements.
Attendees will learn about the government's new Payroll-Based Journal system, the information providers need to report, and how to streamline the process at an April 28 McKnight's webinar.
"How to empower true person-centered care through interoperability" is the title of the McKnight's April 26 webinar. Among other benefits, attendees will learn how to use interoperability to reduce financial and clinical risk from a therapy and pharmacy standpoint. Free CE credit will be available to participants.
In this Feb. 25 webinar, attendees will learn best practices on preparing for an upcoming survey and understanding the evolution of citations over the last five years.
With the federal government's huge push away from fee-for-service care, it's a tricky time to be a post-acute care provider. A Feb. 16 McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar will tackle the challenges, including how to improve outcomes, use your own "big data" and build a case as a high-value partner.
Providers need to understand the current value-based purchasing landscape for post-acute care. They can learn this by attending "The Evolving Medicare Payment Landscape: How PAC Providers Can Prepare."
Learn how to identify the negative outcomes related to sleep deprivation and seniors at this Jan. 26 webinar.
Workforce shortages, high turnover rates, wage pressures and Payroll-Based Journal reporting mandates will be the focus of a special McKnight's webinar on Jan. 28.
The federal government is putting Payroll-Based Journal Reporting rules in place in an effort to obtain more accurate staffing and occupancy levels. Few providers know many details of the process or how to satisfy requirements, however, making the Nov. 17 McKnight's webinar a must-attend event.
In an Oct. 20 webinar, attendees can learn how residents and staff at Tealwood Senior Living used customizable solutions in innovative ways to promote independence and transparency with families.
An Oct. 15 webinar will cover the business implication of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CCJR) initiative, the first mandatory Medicare bundled payments program,
Attendees at the next free McKnight's webinar are going to get a boost toward creating a better workforce. "Staffing strategies to get ahead: 10 tips to accelerate success" will take place at 1 p.m. ET on Oct. 1.
Learning how to successfully implement QAPI in a nursing center, and how to measure results with it, will be the focus of a McKnight's webinar Sept. 2. The event will start at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and feature speakers Andrew W. Kramer, M.D., and Michael Lin, Ph.D., the CEO and chief scientific officer of Providigm, respectively.
Nurses may struggle with technology. Learn how managers can empower them at a Tuesday, August 11 Super Tuesday webinar.
Many long-term care providers are struggling to understand the rules and regulations of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014. Receive clarity - and a CE credit - during this August webinar.
Administrators tend to overlook the importance of a maintenance manager's job in a senior living organization. Catch up with what's important at this August webcast.
Participants can earn a continuing education credit and hear from payment expert Leah Klusch, executive director of the Alliance Training Center
Although technology can be frustrating, there are certain aging services technologies available today that can improve the quality of life, especially in residents with dementia.
During a free June 17 McKnight's webinar, attendees will receive tips on how to find "right-fit" candidates, better keep current staff members engaged with employee-centric practices, and consistently meet Five Star Quality Rating goals.
Healthcare associated infections are major causes of transfers from long-term care facilities to acute care hospitals and readmission within 30 days after discharge, yet many of them are preventable.
Evidence-based quality data can be a powerful tool — especially for building partnerships with hospitals and managed care entities. These relationships will become increasingly important, making McKnight's free May 20 webcast a must-attend for forward-thinking providers.
Technology is showing increased potential for improving resident care, preventing medical errors and increasing administrative efficiencies. During an important one-hour webcast on May 12, operators will learn about the top technology challenges providers face nationwide — and what they can do about them. Chip Burns, the president and CIO of The Asbury Group-Integrated Technologies, will be the featured speaker.
Root cause analysis is critical to discovering the causes related to a problem identified through the PCDA quality improvement process. Participants will learn more about this process during a CE-eligible webcast.
With greater competition for talent and other workforce challenges, long-term care operators need to be well armed with knowledge about staffing. A free McKnight's webcast March 18 will feature experts explaining how to deal with Five Star Quality Rating changes and otherwise achieve clinical, operational and financial improvements through quality staffing practices.
With a constantly changing technology landscape, it's important to know which systems to adopt. The aging services experience can be improved with devices that offer security and safety.
Hear from Avalere experts on navigating BPCI milestones in 2015.
A free McKnight'swebcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 21 will offer expert tips on how providers can integrate their services into the managed care model.
New reimbursement rulings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can mean stronger revenue streams for skilled nursing providers. A free McKnight's webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 16 will explain how providers can better manage patients post-discharge.
Attendees at the Nov. 6 McKnight's webinar will learn how to adopt employee-centric practices that will improve staff satisfaction and retention. Takeaways will be proven practices and practical advice that will help providers achieve the Quality Initiative goal of reducing nursing staff turnover 15%. Irene Fleshner, RN, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President for Strategic Nursing Initiatives for Genesis HealthCare, will be the featured presenter.
Many providers never get the chance to reduce pressure ulcers and resident falls while also meeting quality improvement goals. Attendees at McKnight's Oct. 29 webinar, however, will hear first hand how one continuing care retirement community did, and learn how they can do it too. The free event begins at 1 p.m. (Eastern Time).
Attendees at a Sept. 30 McKnight's webinar will learn the latest information and real-world examples of how skilled nursing providers can survive and thrive by reducing readmissions. The one-hour event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern Time and is free to attend.
As value-based payment and delivery models take hold in Medicare, providers must shift their focus from managing stays to managing episodes of care. Experts from Avalere Health leading a McKnight's Sept. 23 free webinar will delve into how key episode-level data can help long-term care managers form strategies for participating in new models and networks.
Attendees at a special McKnight's webcast Sept. 17 will have the world of computer-based clinical decisions support unfolded before them. Improved quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of processes are the byproducts of such clinical decision support. The featured speaker at this free event will be Denise Wassenaar, chief clinical officer at MDI Achieve/MatrixCare.
Attendees will learn first-hand from a leading nursing executive at a free Aug. 27 McKnight's webcast how post-acute care providers can grow better relationships with acute-care partners. Martie Moore, RN, MAOM, CPHQ, the chief nursing officer for Medline Industries, will be the featured speaker. Leadership's role in lowering readmissions and delivering higher quality outcomes will be a focal point of the session.
Attendees at a free McKnight's webcast Aug. 19 will hear how frontline execs have found success battling new caregiving challenges in long-term and post-acute care. The event will feature, among other topics, best labor and personnel strategies from Dan Leamon, vice president with Altercare of Ohio, and Diane Geis, Altercare's chief personnel officer.
The Affordable Care Act presents providers with many challenges, including some that aren't being well met yet. A McKnight's webcast on Aug. 13 will discuss the fundamentals needed — including strategy, data and technology — that can help your organization stay ahead.
The next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast will help providers discern if they are prepared to be a preferred "connected" partner of hospitals and physicians. The free event takes place at 1 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 5 and offers Continuing Education credit at no cost.
Providers should make sure to have a system when a patient is discharged from therapy. Attendees will learn the components of a good maintenance plan, what the caregiver should know and how to motivate and track a patient's progress.
Collaboration and demonstrated competence are becoming more essential than ever for long-term care providers. A free McKnight's webcast will help attendees learn specific strategies to improve care, and their bottom line, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern on July 22. Carla Ellzey, RN, BSN, NFA, the chief nursing officer at Management Seven LLC, will be a featured speaker and detail how her organization has risen to success.
Providers will get a close look at and understanding of how they can challenge survey findings before an administrative law judge at a McKnight's webinar. "So you want your day in court: Lessons learned form the Departmental Appeals Board" will start at 1 p.m. July 18. The free, hour-long event will include a speaker who will discuss his experiences as a surveyor who testified in cases like the ones that will be simulated during the broadcast. Attendees also can "rule" as to the final outcome.
Providers will learn how the government's PEPPER reports are connected to their facilities' health during a June 3 McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. Featured speaker Leah Klusch, the executive director of the Alliance Training Center, will help attendees realize how these reports can affect their payments and affect operations.
A June McKnight's webinar will focus on understanding the Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measure and give tools for better conversations with hospitals or PAC providers.
Skilled nursing facilities face increasing pressure to decrease the rate of hospital readmissions for their residents. A special McKnight's webinar June 18 will focus on strategies providers can use to improve their readmit rates. The free event starts at 2 p.m. Eastern and will feature speakers Michael K. Lin, PhD, chief scientific officer, and Andrew M. Kramer, MD, chief executive officer, both of Providigm.
Long-term care providers can learn about balanced approaches to staffing that both answer increasing acuity needs and stay within budget at a McKnight's webinar June 11. "Staffing strategies built for quality care" kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern. The free webinar features Irene Fleshner, RN, NHA, FACHE, senior vice president for strategic nursing initiatives for Genesis Healthcare.
Many long-term care providers have become familiar with the ideas behind Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement — but what are the most effective ways to put those ideas into practice in a facility?
Long-term care providers should evaluate how technology can increase safety of their residents. This includes evaluating technology tools for nurse call management and fall management.
(Editor's Note: This program is now available in our archive. Click through registration as usual to access the presentation.) Participants in an April 23 McKnight's webcast will hear first-hand from a top operator how to become successful with Wi-Fi, and why they need to be. The role of technology in promoting resident safety, autonomy, person-centered care and operational efficiency will be covered in depth. Elizabeth J. Hickle, the executive director at Light of Hearts Villa, will be the featured speaker.
Learn the basics of the bundled payment program offered by CMS in a webinar featuring expert Ellen Lukens.
Traci Bild, one of the nation's foremost sales and marketing experts, will be the featured speaker, and discuss how technology can help the bottom line.
What does quality staffing look like in 2014? A free McKnight's webcast March 6 will sort through facts and myths to help providers better understand what they should be doing to keep themselves at the quality forefront.
Webinar participants will learn what seniors and families are looking for in a long-term care facility.
Speakers from Avalere Health will demonstrate how post-acute care providers can reduce costs and improve quality.
Providers attending McKnight's free Jan. 28 webcast, "From paper to paperless: An EMR success story," will learn how workflow can be transformed virtually overnight.
Improving retention among employees is a desire on the minds of many long-term care administrators.
Hear how Riverside Lodge met the challenge of achieving true person-centered care at McKnight's Dec. 4 free webcast. With the right technological help, Riverside leveraged an e-call system to improve resident safety, increase staff efficiency and better learn the needs of each resident. Featured speaker Deb Friend, Riverside's administrator, will give frontline information on how others can do it too. The event begins at 1 p.m. Eastern.
Attendees at McKnight's Nov. 21 free webcast will learn valuable information about taking Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs from the merely theoretical to actual practice. When staff members participate in a QAPI Committee or are assigned to a Performance Improvement Project (PIP) team, they need to learn different skills for generating ideas, prioritizing problems, making decisions, working in teams and working with data and numbers. This webinar, which begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, will help do that. Barbara Baylis, MSN, RN, Accreditation Program Director for Providigm, will be the featured speaker.
Post-acute providers have to learn how to demonstrate the outcomes of therapy. By understanding and using specific data components, providers can learn how to provide the best rehabilitation services through the continuum of care.
Successful senior living providers have upped their games to meet the high expectations of today's consumers, who have more choices now than ever before. Hear at a Nov. 6 free McKnight's webcast how Watermark Retirement Communities leads the market with a creative approach to care and service by prioritizing staffing and labor management, evolving services to manage increasing resident acuity, and driving efficiencies throughout their operations.
Computerized Physician Order Entry systems may sound complex, but long-term care staff is increasingly being called upon to send electronic orders to their pharmacy. Attendees at the Oct. 17 webinar, held at 1 p.m. ET, will find out how CPOE can help administrators and nurses improve cost and quality, and learn about the best practices for implementation.
Creating a seamless flow of demographic and clinical patient information between acute and post-acute facilities will be critical for future long-term care success. McKnight's will host a webcast Oct. 1 to help bring providers the latest on achieving quality through electronic medical records interoperability. The free event will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. The title of the session is, "Driving Care Coordination: Efficiencies & Quality Through LTPAC EMR Interoperability with Referral Partners."
Now available in archive: Finding new routes to quality care the topic of Sept. 18 McKnight's webcast
Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has not finalized the rules for the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative, it has released a set of materials to help providers start implementing programs for it. McKnight's will provide an extensive update on it during a free webcast Sept. 18 that will also offer free CE credit. The event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern and will suggest practical approaches for provider success.