Considerations for EMR Implementations

In today’s long-term care industry, providers are diligently working to implement electronic medical record (EMR) solutions. While the cornerstone of an EMR implementation is the software that drives functionality and business processes, researching and finding an EMR package to fit an organization’s requirements is just one of the areas to consider when rolling out EMR.

Illinois Medicaid is scheduled to move to a new payment system

Illinois Medicaid is scheduled to move to a new payment system in January 2014 or before. The new methodology uses a 48 RUG grouper system. The 48 Medicaid RUG categories fall into seven major groupings. Rehabilitation: This is a new category for long term care that requires a minimum of skilled therapy days and minutes

Choosing the right solution when upgrading your healthcare wireless network

LANS, WANS or Mobile Broadband As the healthcare industry prepares for the 2015 U.S. Governmental EHR/EMR Compliancy, long-term care communities are finding it necessary to upgrade or add an enterprise wireless network to their facilities to assist in support this change. Sorting through the technologies available and understanding the pros and cons of each can

Transitioning from outsourced billing program to in-house centralized billing program

Revenue cycle management and financial outcomes are tied directly to efficient information sharing between clinical and operational systems and financial systems. Having a clearly-defined process for sharing this information beginning before admission at pre-registration and following through to admission, treatment, discharge, and finally billing will provide the most successful results. A typical revenue cycle strategy

Live-feed web camera installed at Victorian Village to monitor new construction

Victorian Village, a senior retirement community in Homer Glen, IL, has a new rehabilitation construction project underway, and their campus is adding 3 new skilled nursing buildings to add to their continuum of care services. These “small house” buildings will be the first of their kind in Illinois, so naturally this project is drawing a

Tools needed for a successful school website

Your website is a critical communication tool for your teachers, parents and students. In today’s world of busy schedules, it is important to make sure that your school website is equipped with the most current, updated features for students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the community to always stay connected, 24/7, 365 days a year. ProviNET

Advanced Technology Advances Relationships

Technology has always been important to ProviNET Solutions. Already more than a decade ago, we recognized it as an important tool for enhancing human relationships. Technology allows us to do certain tasks more efficiently and cost-effectively, so that we can invest more time and resources in people and care. Technology gives us ways to connect

Understanding to our healthcare clients with a deeper knowledge

American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (AANAC) is a not for profit support and advocacy group for long term care providers. They provide insight to new legislation affecting long term care and are involved with policy and advocacy issues for long term care providers. As part of their mission they offer certification courses for anyone

Chicago’s Park Place of Elmhurst Standardizes on SARA Emergency Alert System

Status Solutions announced that its SARA emergency alert system (Situational Awareness and Response Assistant) has been deployed at Park Place of Elmhurst near Chicago with the help of ProviNET Solutions. Park Place of Elmhurst is the sixth Providence Life Services community that has  standardized on SARA since Status Solutions was selected as a vendor of

Technology for Mission’s Sake

Home-Grown Expertise Gives Provider Unique Abilities Providence Life Services, Tinley Park, IL, is another technologically ambitious provider, but it has taken its level of expertise a step farther than most. Building on capabilities it first developed in the 1980s, the organization created its own IT company, ProviNET Solutions, a decade ago. “We started doing data