By: Laura Wasson, Executive Director of Healthcare
In the last few weeks, the coronavirus strain COVID-19 has progressed from a distant concern to a global pandemic. Schools and businesses are closing and the CDC is encouraging “social distancing”. Perhaps most importantly, this virus is testing the capabilities and protocols of our healthcare industry, which rarely faces challenges of this scope all at once.
By: Laura Wasson
No matter your relationship to the long-term care industry – resident, caregiver, business owner or otherwise – falls are a nightmare. The recovery process is painful for all involved, whether physically, emotionally, or financially.
Despite the efforts and good intentions of many stakeholders, the healthcare system in the United States continues to struggle with rising costs and an imbalance of quality and access to care. In fact, approximately 90% of today’s healthcare market is a comprised of a model, which treats patients through a disparate network of providers on a fee-for-service basis. Why should you care and what does this mean?
owned by Focused Senior Communities, is redefining the delivery of skilled-nursing in our community. The radically new, untraditional skilled-nursing facility is designed to resemble single-family homes in a traditional residential neighborhood. The cul-de-sac neighborhood will consist of six homes featuring an open kitchen, central dining rooms, cozy family rooms with fireplace, den, spa and ten private rooms with en-suite full baths. Another home-like touch is the large landscaped patios with lush gardens and walking paths around the 5.2-acre community.
It’s a new world for long-term care providers, and the competition is fierce. As digitally connected children search for homes for their aging baby boomer parents, a technically inclined generation themselves, LTC decision makers have found themselves actively engaged in an amenities war. One amenity game-changer is facility-wide quality, wireless coverage – from dining rooms to individual apartments.
Laura Wasson represented Tech Electronics in a roundtable discussion for the Business Journal’s Table of Experts: Healthcare – ACA to EMR: Dissecting health care’s biggest challenges. In this article, Laura explains how our technology solutions are helping our customers overcome these challenges.
As residents become more tech savvy, Chateau Girardeau recognized the need to offer more enhanced technology driven amenities. In order to accommodate these changing expectations the campus was in need of a more advanced wireless network that allowed for a secure network and seamless connectivity.
Recently the story of a Texas couple who was given the wrong baby in an El Salvador hospital hit the . Luckily, both sets of parents have since been reunited with their biological babies but as a healthcare technology solutions provider, it does raise a red flag. Although this happened in El Salvador – where the healthcare standards differ from those in the United States, that does not mean it doesn’t happen here and it is more common than one would think. In fact, some experts say that 1 out of every 8 babies are given to the wrong parents at some point during their hospital stay and that in high-capacity hospitals its closer to 1 in 4 but its hard to have the exact statistics because hospitals are not required to report data about baby switching. Although most mix-ups are corrected before the family leaves the hospital – in a world and industry ruled by technology what solutions are there to prevent these mishaps.
Words of gratitude from Tech Electronics President, Kurt Canova as he reflects on Top Workplaces award.