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The Hidden Costs of Ownership

SHAREOn the surface, comparing the cost of two admissions solutions may appear straightforward. With some variations on how products are priced, the end cost calculation for each will give you the comparable direct cost of ownership. But, this only tells part (often a tiny part) of the total cost of ownership. For palliative and hospice facilities, labor costs are the highest cost center. Many activities are in person when managing the admissions process, with an admissions nurse visiting the patient…

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A Digital Admissions Process vs Paper-Centric

A Digital Admissions Process vs Paper-Centric

SHAREOver the past few years, we’ve shared our approach to developing solutions for our hospice and palliative care customers. Applying digital transformation methodologies, we create solutions that leverage the latest benefits of technology. During recent visits to current and potential customers, we saw the advantages of this approach.  The digital environment allows a full range of access to information and functionality. The importance of this was highlighted as we discussed the process of obtaining hospice admissions documentation and processing revisions…

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Hospice Admissions Index & Volatility Scores

SHAREJanuary 2023 (2022 overview) We released the first Hospitality Index in Q3 last year, explaining the components of the index. In short, 2022 saw relatively steady admissions for hospice care, with a bump in the last half of the year for smaller facilities.  This Release OF HAI and HAVS Stable Admissions Index Level  On a broad basis, monthly hospice admissions were relatively level in 2022.  The overall index range ran from a low of 94(July) to a high of 115…

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Palliative Care

SHAREArticles from our posts @SMART_MD on Twitter.  Focus: Palliative Care  As we share articles of interest on our social media accounts, we continue to learn quite a bit about what is happening in Palliative Care. Here are three that stuck out recently.  A nurse who laid the foundation for 40 years of palliative care in Australia https://bit.ly/3hW5LhC Providing palliative care is difficult.  From educating patients and families, to gaining recognition, to lack of resources, providers of palliative care face a…

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You are Overusing eSignature Apps

You are Overusing eSignature Apps

SHARETechnology has accelerated business exponentially over the past four decades. When Bill Gates wrote “Business at the Speed of Thought” in the 90s, his predictions seemed unattainable. In hindsight, they were quaint. Businesses have taken advantage of software to improve processes for both customers and employees. Technology can make things run faster, more accurately, and with less effort. But when applied indiscriminately, that same technology can do as much harm as good. eSignature Apps – Misapplied and Overused  An example…

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