eCR Now: COVID-19 Electronic Case Reporting

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, News

Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from the electronic health record (EHR) to public health agencies for review and action. eCR makes disease reporting from healthcare to public health faster and easier. It moves data securely and seamlessly from the HER at the point of care, to data systems at state, territorial, and …

Spotlight on HealthCap Heroes: Windmill Manor

Angie Szumlinski Featured

Our newest HealthCap Heroes are a powerful duo from Windmill Manor. Administrator Stacey Cremeens and Assistant Director of Nursing Jess Caster have truly exemplified what it means to be a hero and are an inspiration to all staff members in their facility. Check out these heartwarming testimonies about the lengths these ladies have gone to for the good of those …

FEMA – PPE Preservation Planning Tool

Angie Szumlinski Featured

FEMA has developed a PPE Preservation Planning Tool Guide, which is an instructional guide to be used with the PPE Preservation Planning Tool (PPEPP Tool). The PPEPP Tool is designed for user inputs leading to estimates of the benefits of preservation practices you may implement. The tool guide is designed to guide healthcare facilities, first responder services, and other impacted …

COVID-19 Science Update – CDC

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

Data serves an important role in informing efforts to prevent and reduce public health risks. Every day, many studies are released to help answer critical questions about COVID-19. But given the large number and different types of studies being released, it can be difficult to stay on top of the latest research. To help inform CDC’s COVID-19 Response, as well …

Quality of Care in Nursing Homes

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will examine how our nation delivers finances, regulates and measures the quality of nursing home care with particular emphasis on challenges that have arisen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee will consider a broad range of issues such as: Ways to generate and assess the …

CDC Point of Care Test Reporting Webinar

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Training

Late this week, the Centers for Disease Control are offering a webinar on Point of Care Test Reporting Trainings. There are two session times participants can choose from. The first option is February 11, 2021 at 2pm and the second is February 12, 2021 at 1pm. Both sessions will have identical content and allow time for questions and answers. The …

Spotlight on HealthCap Heroes:

Angie Szumlinski Featured

Hooper Care Center It’s the little things that make a big difference for residents who are experiencing isolation during this pandemic. Katie Stanton of Hooper Care Center has given one resident at her facility something to look forward to each week, and has demonstrated her devotion to long term care in her hard work this past year! Katie Stanton is …

100% Vaccination Rate in Ohio Facility

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

A skilled nursing center in Dayton, Ohio recently achieved an inspiring feat: a 100% vaccination rate against Covid-19 for residents and staff. Even more incredible is the fact that the facility, Grafton Oaks, had zero call-outs from staff due to side effects, and the residents were even less affected than the staff. However, this wasn’t as easy of a task …

10 Steps to Reform and Improve Nursing Homes

Angie Szumlinski Featured, News

In a recent article published in AARP, FAMILY CAREGIVING Medical, the “experts” identified 10- steps to reform and improve nursing homes. Some of the key points of the article were not “new” to those of us in the trenches however it is interesting how it was presented. Here are a few things that the organization and experts think we need …

FDA Import Alert on Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers

Angie Szumlinski Featured, Health

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an import alert for alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico. Largely due to the increase in the use of hand sanitizers in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the FDA is issuing this warning to protect the safe supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and prevent products with dangerous ingredients from entering the country. In …