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February 09, 2021 00:12:42
Nutrition series part 2: Serving up power nutrition to combat flu season and COVID-19 with Amy Wootton

Nutrition series part 2: Serving up power nutrition to combat flu season and COVID-19 with Amy Wootton

Introduction In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, we sit down again with Amy Wootton, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition Management at MatrixCare to discuss immune-supporting nutrition strategies to reduce your residents’ risk and help speed up recovery during flu season and COVD-19. Amy provides a wealth of information on important nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D, beta carotene, probiotics, and protein and relays the value of including foods that contain these nutrients in meal planning for resident dining. Topics discussed during today’s episode: [01:06 – 02:17]: Amy dives into why nutrition is especially critical during flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic. [02:28 – 04:08]: Amy explains the importance of vitamin C as the only scientifically proven supplement found that can shorten common colds. [04:20 – 05:23]: Benefits of zinc in supporting immune function. [05:42 – 06:44]: Foods that contain vitamin D. [07:02 – 08:02]: Where to find beta-carotene, probiotics, and protein. [08:12 - 09:19]: Adjustments operators have made to meet residents’ nutritional needs during COVID-19. [09:40 - 11:50]: Amy wraps up by describing the benefits of using a nutrition management tool like MealTracker. Resources Learn more about MatrixCare solutions at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ Find out more about serving up power nutrition during flu season and COVID-19 Read the transcript of today’s episode 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. ©2021 by MatrixCare ...

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February 01, 2021 00:13:20
Recognizing malnutrition in the data with Amy Wootton, Director of Nutrition Management, MatrixCare

Recognizing malnutrition in the data with Amy Wootton, Director of Nutrition Management, MatrixCare

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, we sit down with Amy Wootton, RDN, LDN, Director of Nutrition Management at MatrixCare, to discuss the prevalence of malnutrition in older adults and how technology can help facilities to identify malnutrition in the data and take quick and appropriate action to combat it. Amy describes the challenges related to malnutrition and the importance of pairing a malnutrition screening tool with observation and assessment information when preventing and treating residents. Topics discussed during today’s episode: [01:09 – 02:09]: Amy dives into her backstory and her journey into nutrition management and post-acute care. [02:24 – 03:10]: Concern surrounding malnutrition, specifically in older adults. [03:17 – 04:16]: Malnutrition related challenges. [04:26 – 07:15]: Benefits of a malnutrition screening tool (MST) and the importance of observation and assessment information. [07:33 – 09:25]: A description of the frontline and how providers can benefit from a malnutrition screening tool under PDPM. [09:46 - 12:27]: Other tools that support care planning for malnourished individuals. Resources Learn more about MatrixCare solutions at: https://www.matrixcare.com/ Find out more about malnutrition in the data Read the transcript of today’s episode 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. ©2021 by MatrixCare   ...

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January 27, 2021 00:31:29
The evolution of ResMed with Michael “Mick” Farrell, CEO of ResMed

The evolution of ResMed with Michael “Mick” Farrell, CEO of ResMed

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, we sit down with Michael “Mick” Farrell, CEO of ResMed to discuss ResMed’s origin and how the company evolved to be one of the world's leading strategic players in out of hospital software. Connecting his vocation with a larger purpose, Mick describes his four roles in life and his passion for healthcare. Hear how he tells the story of how it all started and the journey that led this medical device company to enter the realm of digital health. Topics discussed during today’s episode: [01:56 - 05:30]: Mick dives into his motivation, drive, and inspiration. [06:30 – 10:30]: The founding story of ResMed and how it all started. [10:33 - 15:40]: ResMed’s progress on transforming 250 million lives by 2025. [16:10 – 23:02]: Why ResMed expanded its reach into SaaS offerings. [23:50 – 29:00]: The synergistic value propositions that exist between ResMed’s core business and the out-of-hospital space. [29:56 - 30:40]: The future of digital healthcare and the opportunities that lay ahead. Resources Learn more about MatrixCare solutions at https://www.matrixcare.com/ For more information about ResMed SaaS, please visit: https://www.resmed.com/wellconnected/ Read the transcript of today’s episode 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. ...

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January 19, 2021 00:32:05
Information security: The non-negotiables in digital healthcare acceleration part II with Todd Friedman, Brian Tolkkinen, and Stephen Squires

Information security: The non-negotiables in digital healthcare acceleration part II with Todd Friedman, Brian Tolkkinen, and Stephen Squires

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, Navin Gupta, SVP of the Home and Hospice Division at MatrixCare, sits down with Todd Friedman, Chief Information Security Officer at ResMed, Brian Tolkkinen, Director of Information Security at MatrixCare, and Stephen Squires, Director of Information Security at Brightree, to discuss the non-negotiables related to information security every provider should have when engaging with digital healthcare. Discover best practices for creating and maintaining an effective security program and tips to keep your data and information secure. To properly protect your organization’s information and ensure compliance with regulatory and industry requirements, it’s imperative to have a strong security program. Listen in as our guests dive deeper into what providers should look for when creating their own security strategy and the importance of prevention, response, and recovery while responding to inevitable security incidents. Links mentioned in the episode Shop Safely | CISA                Scams and Safety | FBI                    2-Factor Authentication    What we covered in today’s episode Many organizations and individuals are susceptible to falling for scams, particularly during the holidays. Guide us through some gotchas, tips, and awareness that people should be taking note of. Todd, as the leader over this function, would you mind just framing up the focus areas, and then we'll talk about how you deal with security incidents? What is a security incident? Steve, I know we're talking about prevention, response, and restoration regarding security incidents. What about the aspect of prevention, in particular? How do you view this? In terms of governance, what are some things we should be paying attention to? Testing is an important part of protecting digital data. Steve, you are actively involved in testing information security practices, can you ...

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January 05, 2021 00:09:35
Understanding the benefits of CAHPS reporting with Joanna Rayford, Director of Home Health Care, at Providence Medical Center

Understanding the benefits of CAHPS reporting with Joanna Rayford, Director of Home Health Care, at Providence Medical Center

In this episode of The Post-Acute POV, Lavin Gravis, VP of Service Delivery at HEALTHCAREfirst, sits down with Joanna Rayford, Director of Home Health Care, at Providence Medical Center to understand the benefits of CAHPS reporting. With the ability to drill down by clinicians or patients, Joanna discusses how HEALTHCAREfirst services allows her organization to identify areas for improvement. Listen in as Joanna describes how her organization leverages Hospice CAHPS reporting to get better insight into their quality scores. Resources Learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst services at https://www.healthcarefirst.com/ For more information on Providence Medical Center, please visit: https://www.providencemedical.com/ Listen to more episodes from The Post-Acute POV at www.matrixcare.com/podcast/   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. ...

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December 04, 2020 00:18:50
Infection tracking of COVID19 for SNFs with Amy Ostrem, VP SNF Solution Strategy at MatrixCare

Infection tracking of COVID19 for SNFs with Amy Ostrem, VP SNF Solution Strategy at MatrixCare

In this episode of the Post-Acute POV, Kevin Whitehurst, SVP of Skilled Nursing Solutions at MatrixCare sits down with Amy Ostrem, VP of SNF Solution Strategy, to chat about infection tracking. Listen in as they discuss the impact of technology and how organizations can leverage certain solutions to dive deeper into root cause analysis, contact tracing, trends, and more. With over two decades of experience in healthcare technology, Amy has seen firsthand how smart innovation can improve efficiencies for skilled nursing facilities while driving down costs. Hear how she describes new ways these solutions can help identify risks for infections, including COVID19, and how they can enable providers to enhance their quality of care.   What we covered in today’s episode Can you tell us a little bit about your journey and what led you to become the Vice President of Skilled Nursing Solutions Strategy at MatrixCare? So with COVID-19 continue to be a forefront for the world population health, and most importantly, its impact and risk regarding the senior population, can you speak to the topic of infection tracking in skilled nursing facilities? What are you seeing as far as infection tracking with and without technology? One thing with COVID-19 is that seems to be challenging for folks in skilled nursing facilities to be even more proactive in managing the resident risk. Do you have any suggestions for things to look for or research to better track COVID severity risks? Do you have any hints for our listeners on once they do get their COVID severity risk scores and are tracking down the pack, what are some of the best practices on where and how to use this information? With the key infection topics and ...

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