Explainable fall risk prediction in older adults using gait and geriatric assessments

Published On: 05-06-2022

Mishra, A.K., Skubic, M., Despins, L.A., Popescu, M., Keller, J., Rantz, M., Abbott, C., Enayati, M., Shalini, S., & Miller, S. (2022). Explainable fall risk prediction in older adults using gait and geriatric assessments. Frontiers Special Issue: Preserving Health:...

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A call to address RN, social work, and advanced practice registered nurses in nursing homes

Published On: 11-10-2021

Background: US nursing homes (NHs) have struggled to overcome a historic pandemic that laid bare limitations in the number and clinical expertise of NH staff. Problem: For nurse staffing, current regulations require only one registered nurse (RN) on duty...

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Longitudinal impact of APRNs on nursing home quality measures in the Missouri Quality Initiative

Published On: 10-04-2021

OBJECTIVES: To measure the impact of advanced practice nurses (APRNs) on quality measures (QM) scores of nursing homes (NHs) in the CMS funded Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) that was designed to reduce avoidable hospitalizations of NH residents, improve quality...

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Social practices of nurse care coordination using sensor technologies – Challenges with an alert system adoption in assisted living communities for older adults

Published On: 07-10-2021

Objectives: From the view of everyday practices and the socio-technical coordination lens, we analyzed the gap between creators’ intention and the users’ implementation (mainly nursing staff and social workers) of an alert system in assisted living communities. Methods: Qualitative...

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Financial and work-flow benefits of reducing avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents

Published On: 07-02-2021

Objectives: 1) Explain the financial benefit of potential revenue recapture (PRR) for non-billable days due to hospitalizations of nursing home (NH) residents using a six-year longitudinal analysis of 11 of 16 NHs participating in the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI);...

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Advanced practice registered nurses help reduce hospitalizations from nursing home residents

Published On: 03-03-2021

Advanced practice registered nurses help reduce hospitalizations from nursing home residents MU study examines effectiveness of $35 million program designed to improve quality of care in nursing homes. Marilyn Rantz still remembers the day she got the call that...

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Full-time nurse program cuts ED visits, saves $31 million for MO nursing homes

Published On: 03-01-2020

Medicare should scrap billing restrictions for direct care services provided by advanced practice nurses in nursing homes, say researchers from the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, citing results of a long-term study. Investigators followed a six-year quality...

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Take it to the resident: A model for engaging longterm stay residents in advance care planning

Published On: 02-11-2021

Advance care planning involves a meaningful conversation about residents’ end of life goals with the health-care team and documenting these wishes in advance directives; however, these conversations are not taking place early enough or with strategies that allow nursing...

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Results of the Missouri Quality Initiative: six-year trends of reducing unnecessary hospitalizations

Published On: 01-01-2021

Objectives: The purpose of this article is to present six-year findings of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations for long-stay nursing home residents. Design: A CMS funded demonstration project analyzed over 6-years using a single group...

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A coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri nursing homes

Published On: 07-01-2020

In the United States, the first case of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was detected in January 2020 in the state of Washington. By February 2020, COVID-19 was linked to 167 confirmed cases of staff and residents within a...

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