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Technology and Medicine: Do They Go Hand in Hand? Christina Morales

April 9th, 2015 | 0

Technology and MedicineLast year my family was forced to change insurance companies. It was a terrible decision to make since we had been seeing our doctors for over 12 years and they knew all of our health issues and treatments. However, we couldn’t keep up with the $500 fee increases that happened in just two short years. All of that leads me to say that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing when it comes to technology and medicine.

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Know Your Rights – Government Resources for Seniors Christina Morales

October 14th, 2014 | 0

know your rightsKnow Your Rights! Many families are in a Catch 22: you are unable to take care of a family member due to financial or medical reasons and yet you are hesitant to put your loved one in a nursing home because of the bad reputation that so many have. Fear not! When you know the rights of your loved one, you will be able to make the best choices for him or her.

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Improving The Patient Experience in the Hospital Dan Trigub

October 9th, 2014 | 0

Improving The Patient Experience in the HospitalIn May of 2014 a patient by the name of Mr. Hill was introduced to OpenPlacement during his pre-operative visit.  With the help of OpenPlacement and a world class Hospital Case Management team, Mr. Hill was able to learn about care after hospitalization, inform himself about post-acute providers and eventually transition successfully from hospital bed to a top notch care facility.  We recently sat down with Mr. Hill to discuss his experience.

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How OpenPlacement & Hospitals Are Working Together (WEBINAR) Dan Trigub

April 16th, 2014 | 1

OpenPlacement & Stanford Hospital Are Working TogetherLast week in partnership with AgeTech West we gave a webinar discussion entitled: Boost Census and Streamline Placements Through Web-Based Technology .  

The goal of the webinar was to discuss how hospitals are actively using OpenPlacement for hundreds of patients each and every week. We had a tremendous amount of attendees during the webinar and a very constructive and fruitful Q&A session at the end.

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Obamacare Websites: Not Just a .Gov Problem Trudy Lieberman

March 14th, 2014 | 0

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Shoppers searching the Internet for health insurance coverage can be forgiven if they are confused. A New York woman waiting to speak to an official Obamacare navigator the other day told me she decided to ask for help because she couldn’t understand the policies on the website of the New York exchange. When I asked one of the navigators about this woman’s confusion, she assured me all the summary information about the policies was there, but warned “you have to know where to look.”

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Seniors and Technology (INFOGRAPHIC) Alyssa Chan

March 12th, 2014 | 0

Seniors and TechnologySeniors and technology to some are like water and oil – they just don’t mix.  Though, times have certainly changed and now more than ever seniors and technology do go together! Today marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web (read more here) and in honor of 25 years of the super highway we have put together our very own infographic highlighting seniors and technology.

Although seniors may not be as tech savvy as the younger generation, this does not mean that they are inept. With the increase in use of technology in general, there has been a substantial increase in seniors using social media and applications on mobile devices.

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First Webinar In Partnership with AgeTech West! Alyssa Chan

March 11th, 2014 | 0

AgeTech West WebinarOn April 8, 2014 at 2:00PM-3:00PM pacific, this free webinar will discuss how an innovative web-based platform can help Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities maintain higher census by getting on the short-list of health system discharge planners for pre-screened placements and increasing visibility to families seeking quality care for their loved ones, while speeding up necessary discharges to other levels of care. Hear how Atria, On Lok, Lytton Gardens and Stanford Hospital among others are using OpenPlacement to improve the success of their placements and referrals. OpenPlacement is a Developing Technology Partner of AgeTech West, a program of LeadingAge California, Oregon and Washington.

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OP #FollowFriday These #A2GENerator Supporters on Twitter Alyssa Chan

November 22nd, 2013 | 0

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This week we finally pick back up with our segment of OP #FollowFriday (that is “OpenPlacement Follow Friday”), Healthcare Giants on Twitter.

Just yesterday, Aging2.0 (@Aging20), a global organization whose mission is to accelerate innovation in aging, announced the first cohort of its newly launched GENerator (#A2GENerator) founders program. Eleven innovative early-stage companies have been selected to begin the six-month program, based out of the Institute on Aging in San Francisco.  You can read more here. OpenPlacement (@OpenPlacement) had the honor to be part of this amazing and select group of innovators.

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How Caregivers Can Use Social Media Christy Rakoczy

October 22nd, 2013 | 1

Social Media Logotype BackgroundIn an age in which the internet is such a core part of individuals’ lives from news media consumption to information finding to interpersonal interaction, it is difficult to think of a way in which the internet cannot be used to aid in virtually any search for data or support. Caregivers, in particular, can highly benefit from the use of the internet, particularly in terms of social media, to find helpful tips and support to aid them during what can be a challenging time. By connecting with other caregivers or networks that can provide information, caregivers can enrich themselves and improve their ability to care for loved ones as well as find what they need to fulfill the support they need emotionally.

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Nursing Informatics – A Look at Technology & Nursing Christy Rakoczy

October 2nd, 2013 | 2

© Copyright 2010 CorbisCorporationExperienced informatic nurses say the best way is to approach the nursing IT department and volunteer to train.

This specialty of informatics nursing brings together information science, computer science and nursing. Informatic nurses know that constantly improving information management in nursing improves efficiency, increases the quality of patient care, and results in overall cost reduction.

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