• Healthcare Headlines - April 2016

    By Claudia Lab

    HCH Monthly

    AHA Issues Guide for Improving the Patient Experience through the Physical Environment

    One way for hospitals to improve patient satisfaction is to focus on their physical environment, according to a new guide by the AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative and American Society for Healthcare Engineering. Read More    

    Hospitals Eye Community Health Workers to Cultivate Patients' Successes

    Donnie Missouri, 58, doesn't have medical training. He started his health career in the linens department in Johns Hopkins Hospital. Read More

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  • It's Easy to SECURE I.T.! - Security Event Reporting

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    Do you know what to do if you receive a phishing e-mail or lose a mobile device? What types of events qualify as HIPAA violations? Reporting security and privacy events when they happen can significantly reduce their impact. Phishing e-mails can be blocked and mobile devices can be wiped. The exposure from misdirected faxes and other PHI disclosures can be limited if you act quickly. Do your part  to protect Kindred, your coworkers and our patients by being aware of threats and reporting them when you see them. 

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  • Healthcare Headlines - March 2016

    By Kindred Healthcare
    HCH Monthly

    Number of Seniors Who Need Personal Care Help Increasing, CDC Says

    A "significantly" increasing number of adults over age 65 need help with personal care, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More 

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Keeping Kids Safe Online

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    With today's abundance of digital toys and devices, children of this generation are exposed to technology from the day they are born. Many of these devices are connected to the Internet, which brings the world to their fingertips, provides them with educational opportunities, entertainment and connections to friends and family through social media. Just like the physical world, however, cyberspace has its dark alleys and shifty characters. Limit your children's access to the seedy side of the net by following a few best practices:

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  • Facility Feature: Kindred Hospital Tucson, Arizona

    By Kindred Healthcare
    khtucsonAt Kindred Healthcare, we consider ourselves fortunate to call Tucson, Arizona one of our homes. Our 51-bed transitional care hospital, located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, allows us to offer long-term acute care to medically complex patients in the Tucson area. Many of our patients come to us with serious medical conditions that require a coordinated, specialized approach from our dedicated team of professionals. 
     
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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Cloud Solutions

    By Kindred Healthcare

    ss06015Cloud-based services are applications or infrastructure that users access via the Internet. While cloud solutions can be easy to set up and are affordable compared to traditional IT infrastructure and software, there are risks that need to be considered when reviewing cloud-based services for use at Kindred. The Contract Policy for Third Parties Hosting Kindred Data is a new Enterprise policy that governs the review and acquisition of all types of cloud-based services. The following highlights the policy and some questions to ask when considering a cloud-based solution: 

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  • Kindred Wears Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    By Kindred Healthcare

    Colorectal cancer, the cancer of the colon or rectum, is among the cancers that can affect both men and women. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. About 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and more than 50,000 people die from it. However, the disease is highly preventable.

    And for that reason, March is designated as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and more specifically, Friday, March 4th was recognized by the state of Kentucky as Dress in Blue Day. Here at the Kindred Support Center and the K-Live Campus, we were happy to participate in raising awareness.

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Removable Media

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    In our fast paced, digitally driven world, we are becoming accustomed to having business and personal information on hand whenever and wherever we need it. Though convenient and flexible, removable media such as flash drives, external hard drives, CDs/DVDs and smart phones can pose risks to Kindred networks and sensitive data.

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Workstation Security

    By Kindred Healthcare

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     It's easy to feel a sense of security about your work-space, but even in locations with strong physical security it's important to secure sensitive data when you're away, sometimes called a "clean desk policy." Why? You never know when there may be visitors in the building, including vendors or even employees from other parts of the business who are not authorized to view sensitive information you have access to. Keep your work-space secure by following these best practices:

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  • Healthcare Headlines - February 2016

    By Kindred Healthcare

    HCH Monthly

    AHA Urges Congress to Remove Legal Barriers to Value-Based Payment Arrangements

    Congress should adopt a single broad exception to federal fraud and abuse laws for financial relationships designed to foster collaboration, efficiencies and improvements in health care, AHA told leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees today. Read More   

    How a New Payment Stream Could Come to Senior Care

    As baby boomers age over the next several decades, the demand for senior care options will increase-and there currently are limited ways for middle-income earners to pay for these services. Read More  

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