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Topic: Skilled Nursing Facilities

December 19, 2018

Can laughter cure cancer or defeat the common cold?

As the old saying goes, laughter is the best medicine—but for what? Can laughter cure cancer or defeat the common cold? Can laughing fix erectile dysfunction? Hmm, probably not.

Laughter really is good (if not the best) medicine for a range of ailments, from chronic pain to improved cardiovascular function.

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Topics: Health Facts, Skilled Nursing Facilities, online doctor

December 15, 2018

Survey Shows Senior Homes Aren't Taking Telehealth Seriously

by Eric Wicklund

A survey of vendor preferences finds that senior living facilities aren't paying attention to telehealth even though they outsource for healthcare and therapy. But they are starting to value mHealth.

August 16, 2017 - A recent survey of vendor preferences among senior living providers finds that they aren’t using telehealth all that much – but they are taking a liking to mHealth.

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Topics: Skilled Nursing Facilities, health care, Medicare, virtual doctor consultation

December 14, 2018

How Skilled Nursing Facilities utilize Telemedicine to Qualify for Medicare Bonuses

Central Island Healthcare is using a telemedicine platform to triage its patients and reduce hospital readmissions. Its success with connected care has qualified the SNF for a hefty CMS reward in 2019.

December 13, 2018 - A telemedicine platform that provides real-time virtual care has helped a Long Island skilled nursing facility reduce hospital transfers, improve patient care and staff morale – and earn more than $150,000 in Medicare bonuses for

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Topics: virtual doctor consultation, online doctor consultation, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Medicare