Massachusetts Statewide Conference: Antimicrobial Stewardship is for Everyone

Registration is now open for the Massachusetts Statewide Conference: Antimicrobial Stewardship is for Everyone, which will promote best practice antimicrobial guidelines for providers in the settings of long-term acute care, long-term care, dialysis, ambulatory surgical centers, outpatient clinics and dentistry. The event is hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in partnership with the […]

A Provider’s Guide to Successfully Reducing Antipsychotic Medications

Clover Health Care, Auburn, Maine By Marguerite McLaughlin, Sr. Director, Healthcentric Advisors “Impressive” is the only word you can use to describe the remarkable success Clover Health Care in Auburn, Maine has had in reducing their antipsychotic drug rate. Determined to turn around their status as a “late adopter” with a 31% antipsychotic drug rate, […]

Big Changes Coming to Nursing Home Compare April 2019

Memorandum Summary | March 5, 2019 “April 2019 Improvements to Nursing Home Compare include: Ending the Freeze on Health Inspection Star Ratings – In April 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will end the freeze on the health inspection domain of the Five Star Quality Rating System. We will resume the traditional […]

What Contributes to Physician Burnout? New Study by Healthcentric Advisors’ Dr. Rebekah L. Gardner Has Answers

Even with these nuances, however, Dr. Gardner says her findings “rang true” to her own experience as a physician, as well as that of her colleagues. Beyond professional and personal resonance, this gets at the very core of physician’s professional satisfaction as well as patient-physician interactions. She continued: Negative impacts on care, physician outcomes, as […]

Success Story: Massachusetts Long-Term Care Facility Significantly Reduces Alarm Use in Two Months through QAPI Initiative

Royal Falmouth a 121-bed facility located in Falmouth, Massachusetts offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and memory care for residents with dementia. Within the facility, 23% of residents were using alarms, and in some cases, residents were double alarmed utilizing bed, chair or personal safety alarms to prevent falls or other injuries. Recognizing that alarms not […]

Success Story: 21% Improvement: How One Nursing Home Improved Their Pain Management Outcomes

The Royal Megansett Nursing Home is located in scenic North Falmouth, Massachusetts, overlooking Megansett Harbor and Buzzard’s Bay. The facility is rated five stars and boasts 28 private rooms with third floor apartments for assisted living residents. Some of the many programs the facility offers are: 24/7 nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, cardiac care, […]

Success Story: Conquering C-Diff: How One Facility Lowered Facility-Acquired C-Diff Infections

Liberty Commons at Broadreach Health is located in the picturesque town of North Chatham, Massachusetts. Known as a “Community of Care on Cape Cod,” Liberty Commons is a rehabilitation and skilled care center with short-term inpatient programs and an outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Services offered include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology and aquatics. […]

First Ever RI Behavioral Health Summit Finds Gaps & Solutions

Read our Behavioral Health White Paper A Behavioral Health Summit White Paper: Informed by feedback collected from summit participants in real-time throughout the day, this paper identifies gaps to help inform policy, funding changes, and offer recommendations for local and state leadership. Almost 300 people from across the health care continuum, stakeholder organizations, and critical […]