Another gem of an article on Ginny Kenyon's blog is entitled "Creating a Culture of Excellence" in Home Health and you can access the full article here. The gist of the article is that most all home care organizations talk about providing excellence but only a few really build that into their CULTURE.
The warm weather that many of us have experienced lately might make us think of finishing up our studies, but in the Private Home Care field, there is always more to learn!
Jeff Haden, author and leadership consultant, authored an article in Inc. magazine entitled The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses. The subtitle makes a bold claim:
This week's Private Home Care conversations in social media for you are a bit different than what I've been sharing lately. That said, I think that you'll find them both engaging and useful. If you are a part of any conversations or are aware of any resources that you feel I should explore, please let me know!
John Glaser, Ph.D., is the CEO of health services at Siemens Healthcare in Malvern, Pa. He is also a regular contributor to H&HN Daily. This recent article does a terrific job of highlighting some of the shifts in thinking that are under way, and lays out 6 key areas that MUST be addressed by technology in Accountable Care models.
It just seems so fitting to talk about the pending closure thousands of hospitals on Friday the 13th -- But it's TRUE!
A friend passed me the article below, which has nothing to do with home care, but everything to do with our battle between success and failure. My article title is based on an anecdote from the story below - the product that we all know called "WD-40" was named that because it was the inventor's 40th attempt. We might argue that we're "cursed" in home care because of all the challenges we face with regulation changes, reimbursement cuts and the like, but we should also acknowledge that we're "blessed" to have these challenges in a growing market where we can afford to take some risks and make some mistakes before finding our ultimate success.
Another week and another diverse and interesting batch of conversations for you to peruse! Thanks to the many of you who have reached out and have helped me connect with others in the private care industry. To others who may be reading this, I'd love t hear from you! If you have any more suggestions for resources online that I should check out, let me know!
Back in December, Ankota co-founder Marc Ottinger shared a great piece on the blog called "Choosing the Best Elder Care for Your Loved One" which pointed readers to some strong guides about assisted living, home care, memory care and more from Assisted Living Today (http://assistedlivingtoday.com/). Today's post introduces a very powerful series, also by Assisted Living Today that talks about Dementa and Alzheimer's care. They've assembled a panel of 20 memory experts who have contributed content. Here's a collage and the list of experts (I've cleverly left out their bios so you can read them all here):
The Home Care Software Geek posts in this blog don't talk about Home Care Nursing Software, Private Duty Telephony, DME Delivery Software, Home Infusion Care Management or the other topics we focus on regularly at Ankota. Instead, these posts are intended to keep our readers up to date with technology trends that might be useful to your agencies, such as social media technologies, mobile devices, and what's happening from the big-boys like Microsoft, Google and Apple.
Hello everybody! After posting a few of these articles and aggregating the private duty home care conversations happening online, it's been very exciting and helpul for me to connect with and learn more about a number of you! Whether you are a social media maven or a private duty dynamo in the industry, I'd like to hear others out there! I'd like to keep this great flow of feedback and outreach coming!
On a few occaisions I've had the chance to meet Tom Boyd and Tom Nicholas, whose company Boyd & Nicholas brands themselves as the home care cost report people. Their office sends a weekly email newsletter with information from across the spectrum of healthcare and I learn a lot from it. In their most recent email, they shared a very interesting comparison between the US healthcare Industry and the Newspaper Industry, which is shared below.