Cost, staffing, and quality impact of bedside electronic medical record (EMR) in nursing homes

Published On: 09-01-2010

There is growing political pressure for nursing homes to implement the electronic medical record (EMR) but there is little evidence of its impact on resident care. The purpose of this study was to test the unique and combined contributions...

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Impact of pain on outcomes in long-term care residents with and without multiple sclerosis

Published On: 09-01-2005

This study was to compare long-term care (LTC) residents with and without multiple sclerosis (MS); to compare admission status of pain, physical disability, pressure ulcers, depression, and cognitive performance in LTC residents with and without MS; and to examine...

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Call to action: APRNs in US nursing homes to improve care and reduce costs

Published On: 09-01-2017

Background: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center sponsored the initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. Purpose: Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) designed inter-professional model in nursing homes with advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Method: MOQI APRN...

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Metrics from in-home sensor data to assess the effect of clinical therapies

Published On: 09-01-2017

A set of metrics and a methodology were developed to characterize a subject’s ability to ambulate. These metrics use the movement of the subject’s centroid as detected by an inexpensive depth camera system. The centroid is chosen as it...

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Nursing home costs and quality of care outcomes

Published On: 07-01-2004

The article focuses on nursing homes costs and quality of care outcomes. Consumers are demanding mechanisms that will allow them to evaluate the quality of care provided in nursing homes. Policymakers, who are responsible for oversight of the public...

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An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses

Published On: 07-19-2018

Introduction: Antipsychotic use in nursing homes varies widely across the United States; inadequate staffing, skill mix, and geropsychiatric training impede sustained improvement. Aim: This study identified risk factors of antipsychotic use in long-stay residents lacking qualifying or potentially qualifying...

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Helping nursing homes “at risk” for quality problems: a statewide evaluation

Published On: 07-01-2009

Nearly everyone has some life experiences or opinions based on media about nursing homes and the need for quality improvement. States and federal agencies spend enormous amounts of time regulating and surveying nursing homes, but quality problems persist. In...

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Assessment of fall characteristics from depth sensor videos

Published On: 07-01-2017

Falls are a major source of death and disability in older adults; little data, however, are available about the etiology of falls in community-dwelling older adults. Sensor systems installed in independent and assisted living residences of 105 older adults...

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In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system

Published On: 07-01-2013

Falls are a major problem in older adults. A continuous, unobtrusive, environmentally mounted (i.e., embedded into the environment and not worn by the individual), in home monitoring system that automatically detects when falls have occurred or when the risk...

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The APRN role in changing nursing home quality: The Missouri Quality Improvement Initiative

Published On: 07-01-2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovations Centers partnered with 7 Enhanced Care and Coordination Provider (ECCP) sites across the United States with the goal to reduce potentially avoidable hospital transfers for nursing home residents. The University of Missouri Sinclair...

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