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Tune in for informative conversations covering a range of topics for post-acute providers. The Post-Acute POV focuses on the importance of innovative technology in care settings, and how it can help home-based and facility-based organizations optimize clinical, operational, and financial processes while delivering exceptional care and support for patients and residents. With new topics and guests on each episode, we explore trends and solutions that make connecting and collaborating across the care continuum more important than ever for skilled nursing, life plan communities/CCRC, senior living, private duty, home health, and hospice providers.

The Post-Acute POV MatrixCare

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Tune in for informative conversations covering a range of topics for post-acute providers. The Post-Acute POV focuses on the importance of innovative technology in care settings, and how it can help home-based and facility-based organizations optimize clinical, operational, and financial processes while delivering exceptional care and support for patients and residents. With new topics and guests on each episode, we explore trends and solutions that make connecting and collaborating across the care continuum more important than ever for skilled nursing, life plan communities/CCRC, senior living, private duty, home health, and hospice providers.

    Bridging the gap: Tech-powered care transition strategies with Chris Pugliese, Director of Product Interoperability

    Bridging the gap: Tech-powered care transition strategies with Chris Pugliese, Director of Product Interoperability

    Introduction  
    In the latest episode of the Post-Acute POV podcast, our host, Chris Pugliese, Director of Product Interoperability, is joined by Holly Miller, MD, MBA, FHIMSS, Chief Medical Officer, MedAllies, Brooke Vanderpool, MSN, RN, Assistant Vice President of Patient Services, National HealthCare Corporation, and Allison Rainey, APRN, FNP-BC, our Head of Nursing and Clinical Informatics.
    The group explores the critical role of technology in streamlining care transitions and promoting patient-centered, cost-effective care while providing actionable strategies providers can implement today to enhance care coordination, boost patient outcomes, and gain a competitive edge. Listen in.
    Topics discussed during today’s episode:  

    [00:35 – 03:21]: McKnight’s Senior Living Editor, Lois Bowers, introduces Chris and our guests for this episode.
    [03:21 – 06:36]: Chris kicks off the conversation by introducing key topics including the current state of interoperability and technology gaps in post-acute care.
    [06:36 – 11:28]: Next, Chris introduces a policy spotlight, examining the CURES Act, TEFCA, and the establishment of a certification process for QHINs.
    [11:28 – 13:59]: Chris touches on the unique problems in skilled nursing including the separation from the rest of healthcare, patients receiving care for more extended periods of time, and multiple providers having overlapping responsibility for one patient.
    [13:59 – 16:01]: Brooke joins the conversation to discuss her organization’s unique interoperability needs and what tools have helped meet their growing set of demands.
    [16:01 – 17:55]: Dr. Miller details her experience with 360x and how the program designed a closed loop referral process for long-term post-acute care.
    [18:24 – 21:05]: Next, Allison offers insight on the best way to communicate information from one care setting to another in a timely and cohesive manner.
    [21:21 – 23:42]: Miller discusses the key benefits facility-based care providers can achieve using QHINs.
    [24:17 – 24:58]: Brooke emphasizes the importance of having a timely, accurate, and up-to-date exchange of information.
    [25:44 – 28:15]: Allison shares her thoughts on the main obstacles around adopting EHR certification.
    [28:15 – 29:19]: Dr. Miller goes on to explain the importance of electronic interoperability.
    [29:39 – 31:52]: Brooke wraps up the conversation by touching on ways to streamline information sharing with hospitals.

    Resources  

    Learn more about MatrixCare at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ 
    Learn more about our skilled nursing solution: https://www.matrixcare.com/resources/#skilled-nursing
    Check out MedAllies: https://www.medallies.com/
    Discover National HealthCare Corporation: https://nhccare.com/
    Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV  

      Disclaimer  
    The content in this presentation or materials is for informational purposes only and is provided “as-is.” Information and views expressed herein, may change without notice. We encourage you to seek as appropriate, regulatory and legal advice on any of the matters covered in this presentation or materials.  
    ©2024 by MatrixCare  

    • 33 min
    The future of AI in home-based care with Daniel Zhu, VP of Product, Data, Analytics, and AI/ML

    The future of AI in home-based care with Daniel Zhu, VP of Product, Data, Analytics, and AI/ML

    Introduction  
    In the latest episode of the Post-Acute POV podcast, our host, Melissa Polly, Senior Director of Marketing, is joined by  Daniel Zhu, VP of Product, Data, Analytics, and AI/ML, and Jessica Rockne, Head of Product Management, to have a conversation on the current applications of artificial intelligence in the world of home-based care and identify key challenges and opportunities associated with the adoption of these groundbreaking technologies.  While post-acute care is behind in adopting AI, organizations can no longer ignore the benefits it can bring to their business.
     During their discussion, the trio aims to answer the following questions:

    What is artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)?
    How will these rapidly evolving tools impact the delivery of care in the home?
    How can these adaptive technologies help organizations tackle the ongoing staffing shortage and operational inefficiencies?

    Listen in to discover how these adaptive technologies are innovating our industry and the technology trends that will impact home health and hospice for years to come.
    Topics discussed during today’s episode:  

    [00:35 – 02:25]: Melissa introduces Jessica and Daniel as well as the topic of today’s podcast episode: the future of AI in home-based care.
    [02:25 – 04:48]: Daniel kicks off the conversation by offering insights on how we should define AI as it applies to home-based care.
    [04:48 – 07:54]: Daniel goes on to explain the importance of large language models and their real-world application.
    [07:54 – 11:42]: Jessica joins the conversation to discuss the use cases of AI in care at home models today.
    [11:42 – 15:52]: Jessica then describes how machine learning can quickly identify what issues a patient may be facing and present this data in a way that's easy to understand.
    [15:52 – 16:56]: Jessica goes on to discuss what the future of artificial intelligence in care at home might look like.
    [16:56 – 17:53]: Daniel jumps back in to detail how the modern AI systems already in place can help streamline a variety of tasks in your healthcare operation.
    [18:16 – 19:06]: Jessica offers insight on how AI can be adopted to enhance the quality of care for patients with chronic illness.
    [19:29 – 20:50]: Next, Daniel outlines the proper way to notify patients and obtain their consent to utilize their data in an AI-based program.
    [20:58 – 21:27]: Jessica provides insight on how the commute to see patients in their home can be used as preparation like listening to a podcast or audiobook.
    [21:42 – 23:11]: Daniel goes on to explain how these technologies can improve patient safety and reduce hospital readmissions.
    [26:12 – 26:38]: Jessica wraps up the conversation detailing how clinicians can help patients feel more comfortable with AI technology.

    Resources  

    Learn more about MatrixCare at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ 
    Explore our solutions for home health and hospice care: https://www.matrixcare.com/home-health-software/
    Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV 

      Disclaimer  
    The content in this presentation or materials is for informational purposes only and is provided “as-is.” Information and views expressed herein, may change without notice. We encourage you to seek as appropriate, regulatory and legal advice on any of the matters covered in this presentation or materials.  
    ©2024 by MatrixCare  

    • 27 min
    Nutrition beyond the plate with Allison Rainey, APRN, FNB-C, Head of Nursing and Clinical Informatics

    Nutrition beyond the plate with Allison Rainey, APRN, FNB-C, Head of Nursing and Clinical Informatics

    Introduction  
    In the latest episode of the Post-Acute POV podcast, our host, Amy Wootton, RDN, Head of Product, is joined by Allison Rainey, ARPN, FNB-C, Head of Nursing and Clinical Informatics, and Sandy Hudak, RN, Associate Product Manager, to have a conversation on advanced strategies for nutrition care planning that can be tailored to senior needs. Together, they examine how analytics documentation for PDPM plays a key role in reimbursement.
    During their discussion, the trio also explores how nutrition affects the overall health of seniors, new approaches for menu creation and how technology can assist with healthy meals. Tune in for valuable insights about innovative planning strategies designed to support a comprehensive approach to senior health that can lead to improved outcomes.
    Topics discussed during today’s episode:  

    [00:35 – 02:28]: Amy introduces Allison and Sandy as well as the topic of today’s podcast episode: tackling nutrition beyond the plate.
    [02:28 – 05:45]: Allison kicks off the conversation by offering insights on person-centered care planning and the value it brings to our residents and healthcare centers.
    [05:45 – 09:56]: Allison goes on to explain the importance of a comprehensive resident view for accurate nutrition planning.
    [09:56 – 13:16]: Allison then describes the advanced functionalities that organizations need to leverage when developing high-quality care plans and providing the highest level of care.
    [13:16 – 18:05]: Sandy joins the conversation to discuss using data analytics to help monitor the effectiveness of care plans.
    [18:05 – 22:56]: Sandy touches on how data analytics can serve as an opportunity to begin nutritional assessments in your organization.
    [22:56 – 26:39]: Sandy goes on to discuss how using a data analytics tool can present actionable insights for any organization.
    [26:39 – 28:57]: Amy jumps back in the conversation to talk about the value of nutrition management technology for successful meal planning.
    [28:57 – 30:59]: Next, Amy offers insight on the benefits of personalized menu plans using a clear understanding of portion requirements that are customized to meet residents’ preferences and needs.
    [30:59 – 31:49]: Amy wraps up the conversation discussing how caregivers can reach their nutrition care plan goals. 

    Resources  

    Learn more about MatrixCare at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ 
    Learn more about our nutrition management solution: https://www.matrixcare.com/nutrition-management/
    Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV  

      Disclaimer  
    The content in this presentation or materials is for informational purposes only and is provided “as-is.” Information and views expressed herein, may change without notice. We encourage you to seek as appropriate, regulatory and legal advice on any of the matters covered in this presentation or materials.  
    ©2024 by MatrixCare  

    • 32 min
    Care coordination playbook: Optimizing referral relationships with Deb Wesley, CEO of Addison County Home Health and Hospice

    Care coordination playbook: Optimizing referral relationships with Deb Wesley, CEO of Addison County Home Health and Hospice

    In this recent episode of the Post-Acute POV podcast, our host, Nick Knowlton, VP of strategic initiatives, has a conversation with experts Deb Wesley, CEO of Addison County Home Health and Hospice, and Chris Pugliese, our director of interoperability, regarding the expanding role of interoperability in post-acute care settings. Together, they examine real-world examples of implementing electronic referrals, data exchange, medication reconciliation, and care coordination tools.
    During their discussion, they explore the key benefits that interoperability offers home health and hospice organizations, highlighting how these technologies can improve outcomes, increase safety, drive efficiency, strengthen relationships with referral sources, and enhance staff satisfaction. Tune in for valuable insights into critical interoperability solutions and learn how leveraging these innovations enables agencies to provide superior patient-centered care. Make sure to tune in.
    Topics discussed during today’s episode:  

    [00:35 – 03:26]: Nick introduces the topic of interoperability in post-acute care and its importance for referral relationships and highlights a survey on how referral sources view interoperability with post-acute care providers.
    [03:43 – 06:49]: Nick shares the survey results that show nearly all referral sources would switch providers if they could electronically interoperate.
    [07:30 – 10:44]: Nick explains how post-acute care agencies are becoming more satisfied with their EHR vendors, but there is still room for improved interoperability and begins to outline the six steps for developing an interoperability strategy.
    [11:42 – 13:41]: Nick shares step number one, make sure that both you and the partner understand the definition of interoperability.
    [14:12 – 16:21]: Nick discusses step two, leverage your partnership with your EHR vendor.
    [17:09 – 22:58]: Nick describes the third step: evaluate the financial implications of your interoperability strategy, and expands upon the need for electronic referrals.
    [23:40 – 26:15]: Steps four and five are introduced, leverage your interoperability strategy to differentiate your organization and explore the clinical labor impact of interoperability.
    [26:50 – 29:07]: Nick talks about the sixth step, leverage your interoperability strategy to improve the quality of patient care.
    [29:48 – 32:12]: Deb Wesley and Chris Pugliese join the discussion and Deb shares some knowledge on the types of interoperability she has worked with at her organization.
    [32:44 – 35:00]: Deb explains how interoperability supports her clinical team and how it has greatly improved relationships with referral sources.
    [35:43 – 38:59]: Chris discusses how fast interoperability is gaining traction with referral sources and what he sees happening specifically between referral sources and post-acute care providers.
    [39:18 – 41:18]: Chris explains how interoperability ecosystems enable seamless app integrations.
    [41:39 – 43:22]: Deb shares how communication apps are improving real-time collaboration and Nick wraps up the conversation.

    Resources  

    Learn more about MatrixCare at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ 
    Learn more about Addison County Home Health & Hospice: https://www.achhh.org/
    Check out our home health solution: https://www.matrixcare.com/home-health-software/ 
    Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV  

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    • 44 min
    Improving wound care in home-based settings with Melissa Bailey, vice president of sales and business development, Swift Medical

    Improving wound care in home-based settings with Melissa Bailey, vice president of sales and business development, Swift Medical

    In this installment of the Post-Acute POV podcast, Rob Stoltz, our host and senior business development director, engages in a conversation with Melissa Bailey, vice president of sales and business development at Swift Medical. In their engaging discussion, the duo delves into the transformative power of Swift Medical's cutting-edge wound care technology and how home-based care patients benefit. 
    Tune in to this episode as Rob and Melissa explore Swift's mission to enhance wound care through innovative digital solutions, revolutionizing traditional practices and bringing about positive changes in patient outcomes and provider efficiency.  
    Topics discussed during today’s episode:  

    [00:36 – 01:55]: Rob introduces the episode and welcomes guest, Melissa Bailey. Melissa explains Swift Medical’s main goal of enhancing wound care through technology.
    [02:27 – 05:35]: Rob and Melissa delve into the past challenges of wound care and Melissa explains how wound care used to be measured.
    [05:59 – 07:04]: Melissa discusses Swift Medical’s Swift Skin and Wound application that allows for a much more innovative approach to wound care.
    [08:05 – 10:25]: Rob and Melissa begin to talk about the integration of AI and machine learning in wound care management.
    [10:40 – 13:33]: The duo explores the benefits of Swift Medical’s technology including faster wound healing, reduced hospitalizations, and improved resources.
    [14:18 – 16:12]: Melissa shares specific case studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of Swift Medical’s solution and the improved staffing and cost savings that customers have experienced.
    [16:55 – 18:43]: Melissa discusses the importance of improved wound care to reduce rehospitalizations.
    [19:16 – 22:08]: Rob and Melissa detail the importance of integrating Swift Medical’s solution with MatrixCare, focusing on a clinician-friendly approach and minimizing documentation.
    [22:55 – 23:46]: Rob and Melissa conclude the episode. 

    Resources  

    Learn more about MatrixCare at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ 
    Check out our home health solution: https://www.matrixcare.com/home-health-software/ 
    Find out more about Swift Medical: https://swiftmedical.com/ 
    Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV  

    Disclaimer  
    The content in this presentation or materials is for informational purposes only and is provided “as-is.” Information and views expressed herein, may change without notice. We encourage you to seek as appropriate, regulatory and legal advice on any of the matters covered in this presentation or materials.  
    ©2024 by MatrixCare  

    • 24 min
    Maximizing your EHR data with Drew Bringhurst, chief commercial officer, Hospice Dynamix, and Tonya Hall, regional vice president of operations, Sage Family of Companies

    Maximizing your EHR data with Drew Bringhurst, chief commercial officer, Hospice Dynamix, and Tonya Hall, regional vice president of operations, Sage Family of Companies

    In this installment of the Post-Acute POV podcast, Rob Stoltz, our host and senior business development director, is joined by Drew Bringhurst, chief commercial officer at Hospice Dynamix, and Tonya Hall, regional vice president of operations at Sage Family of Companies. Together, they discuss the best ways to utilize data to improve outcomes, optimize revenue and streamline operations in home-based care.
    Throughout their discussion, the trio explores how the proactive use of data can improve reimbursement and strategic planning. Tune in for real-life examples of transforming business operations and culture through data insights, addressing the importance of proper documentation and the proactive adoption of analytics in business development. Listen to their conversation.
    Topics discussed during today’s episode:

    [00:35 – 05:14]: Rob introduces the episode’s topic: How Hospice Dynamix and Sage Family of Companies take advantage of data to streamline their organizations’ practices.
    [05:14 – 09:54]: Drew introduces himself and shares how Hospice Dynamix integrates with EHR and EMR systems to support their 3 pillars of utility: financial, regulatory, and business development.
    [10:25 – 15:51]: Tonya provides details on her background before discussing the importance of being proactive when it comes to data that can benefit your organization with reimbursement and strategic planning.
    [16:17 – 17:42]: Drew details how technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and language processing can assist with decision making and compliance in hospice care.
    [17:42 – 23:17]: The trio highlights real-life examples of applying learnings from data to shift not only the operations of a business but also the organization’s culture.
    [24:38 – 26:39]: Drew details the ways improper or incomplete documentation can hurt home-based care organizations and how technology can help mitigate risk.
    [26:39 – 29:36]: Tonya explains how her business development team adopted analytics to improve their strategic plans proactively instead of retroactively.
    [30:01 – 33:46]: Rob concludes the conversation with Drew and Tonya by touching on how access to real-time data can improve relationships with referral sources.

    Resources

    Learn more about MatrixCare at: https://www.matrixcare.com/
    Check out our home health solution: https://www.matrixcare.com/home-health-software/
    Find out more about Hospice Dynamix: https://hospicedynamix.com/
    Learn more about Sage Family of Companies: https://sagefoc.com/
    Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV

    Disclaimer
    The content in this presentation or materials is for informational purposes only and is provided “as-is.” Information and views expressed herein, may change without notice. We encourage you to seek as appropriate, regulatory and legal advice on any of the matters covered in this presentation or materials.
    ©2024 by MatrixCare

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Hwillis1221 ,

One of my favorite podcasts

Love how much knowledge and thought leadership is covered to help a range of providers. I always learn something new from each episode. Highly recommend!

Cingrum ,

A great resource for healthcare technology

So much to gain from hearing people in the post-acute space share their experiences. Highly recommend!

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Awesome Podcasts explaining everything “Outside the hospital”!

It’s great to hear complex subjects broken down and made simple to understand and absorb.

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