• Healthcare Headlines: October 2018

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    Virtual Doctor Visits Are Getting More Popular, But Questions Remain About Who Pays

    Provisions within the federal budget law Congress passed this year expands the use of telemedicine, which could go mainstream within 5 to 10 years. Read more

    Study: More Practices Employing Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants 

    According to a study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine, more practices are employing nurse practitioners or physician assistants. Read more

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  • Rideshare Services Alleviating Senior Transportation Woes

    By Maggie Cunningham

    rs3As clinicians, we think daily about problems and their solutions. If a patient is having trouble breathing, we go through a series of steps to diagnose and treat the problem. If a patient has a wound, we go through the proper steps to clean and heal it. But what happens when the problem is that the patient can't get to you for the right treatment? Again, you find a solution.

    When visiting a doctor becomes a transportation hassle, patients begin to miss visits. This leads to untreated symptoms, which are costly for medical institutions losing potential revenue. Currently, if senior patients don't have the ability to drive themselves, they must call upon one of several alternatives:

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  • Healthcare Headlines - July 2016 in Review

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    The Night Doctor is in: Why 'Nocturnalists' Are Replacing Some On-Call Physicians

    More hospitals are hiring experienced "nocturnalists" to improve patient safety and prevent calls to tired on-call physicians, according to an article in the Boston Globe. Read More  

    Healthcare Hiring Momentum Leads to another 38,500 Jobs in June

    Healthcare added 38,500 jobs in June and a total of 234,600 jobs in the first six months of 2016, according to initial seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read More  

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  • Healthcare Headlines - June 2016

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    Family Caregivers Become More Crucial as Elderly Population Grows

    Strain on family caregivers is alarming many lawmakers and social-service providers. Read More   

    Anti-depressants Carry Much Higher Fall Risk than Anti-psychotics, Study Finds

    Nursing home residents with dementia who take antidepressants are at significantly higher risk of falls and fractures than those on anti-psychotics, new research shows. Read More  

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

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    Have you posted, tweeted, pinned, liked, shared or checked-in today? If so, you're one of over a billion people worldwide who regularly connect to social media. With the benefits and conveniences of social media also come risks. Follow these best practices to protect yourself: 

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Document Transport & Delivery

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    Not all data breaches are the result of malicious activity. Sometimes well-intentioned employees cause breaches by forgetting to pick up a printout, including the wrong person in an e-mail or by not disposing of a sensitive document properly. Follow the tips below to make sure you don't cause a data breach when delivering sensitive documents - via e-mail, FAX, or regular mail.

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Mobile Devices

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    The use of mobile devices has helped Kindred to become more efficient, productive and effective in how we do business - from the board room to the exam room. The convenience of having data on hand whenever and wherever we need it has to be balanced with the risks of device or data loss, theft or exposure. Remember to follow these simple security safeguards whenever you use mobile devices:

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  • Keeping Kindred Secure

    By Maggie Cunningham

    StrongSecureThumbUse Strong Secure Passwords

    When choosing a password, consider making an acronym from sentences and use characters, numbers and mixed capitalization for complexity. Also, never give out your login credentials (over the phone, in person, or in e-mail.) 

    In this example, the letters in mixed capitalization are an acronymic representation of the sentence: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. For added complexity, the letter 'O' is represented as a zero, and the sentence is finished in the special character '!' 

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