Tag Archives: Nursing home

Flu Season In Full Swing

Posted on the BHIC Blog. We are in the middle of flu season and it important to be aware that several groups are at at higher risk for influenza complications.  People at elevated risk are: American Indians and Alaska Natives … Continue reading

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CMS Launches Tools and Initiatives to Help Improve American Health Care Quality

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. http://ow.ly/60Isc The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new tool for patients and caregivers, and other enhanced initiatives, to empower consumers to make informed choices about their health care, … Continue reading

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Articles on Health Care

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog. Don’t Come Back, Hospitals Say http://on.wsj.com/raOro7 The Wall Street Journal THE INFORMED PATIENT JUNE 7, 2011 Can a virtual nurse named Louise help keep patients from landing back in the hospital after … Continue reading

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Partnering to Heal

HHS unveils interactive training website for infection control http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/training/ Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, interactive learning tool for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. The training highlights effective communication about infection control practices and what it means to … Continue reading

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HP2020: Improve Access to Health Services

More regarding Healthy People 2020… http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topicsobjectives2020/overview.aspx?topicid=1 Improving access to health services means increasing the timely, appropriate use of personal health services to achieve the best possible health outcomes. Access requires patients to complete three steps: (1) gain entry into the … Continue reading

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Helping Veterans With Disabilities Live Independently

  New Effort Launched to Help Veterans With Disabilities Live Independently at Home http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?id=71670 New Partnership Uses Participant-Directed Services to Keep Veterans in Their Communities and Out of Nursing Homes The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Administration on Aging … Continue reading

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