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Healthcare at Home Staff Education: Do It Right to Increase Revenue, Decrease Costs
Considering the rate at which competition for the attention of hospitals and physicians is accelerating, maintaining a highly-trained staff of clinicians and other technology users is becoming a survival issue. In this introduction to our special staff training issue, guest author Traci Frazer shares insights about educating adult professionals that she has gained from her experience as an education professor at the University of Alabama and as a Client Success Manager for the Procura Group.
OASIS Training Must Be Comprehensive, Always Available, Constantly Repeated
Med-Pass makes the teaching skills of attorney and RN Lisa Selman-Holman available nationwide, 24/7.
The Corridor Group Believes in Training Variety
The Corridor Group expanded from one-to-one consulting to one-to-many eLearning several years ago. VP of educational services Peggy Patton told us why.
Relias Learning Releases 2015 "State of Training" Report
391 respondents completed a survey issued by Relias Learning and painted a mixed picture of the state of training among healthcare at home providers. Widely varying budgets, difficulty in getting staff to attend classroom training, resources absorbed by training for mandatory regulation changes, all interfere with the desire to train for improving care delivery and strategic advantage.
Citrix Online Declares In-Person Training is Shrinking
As part of its effort to promote GoToMeeting, Citrix has published a study of web conference training trends. Though some of the language has the flavor of a promotional document, it includes some useful information about the advantages and growing use of online learning.
Relias Learning Acquires Academy Medical Systems
In a move that company officials hint will not be its last, Relias Learning has added more than 250 new courses to its catalog through the acquisition of Bend, Oregon-based Academy Medical Systems.
CMS Proposes Bundled Payment Plan for Joint Replacement Care
Proposal would reduce costs of rehab for hip and knee replacement surgery, the most common inpatient surgery for Medicare beneficiaries. Public comment period ends on September 8. Read the entire CMS proposal here. Thanks to our friends at Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions for bringing this to our attention.

Notable Upcoming Conferences:


46th Annual Meeting
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
August 11-13
Moody Gardens Hotel & Spa
Galveston
tahch.org



2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show *

Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice
September 15-16
Hyatt Regency
Columbus
Conference Registration Site


ATA Fall Conference

American Telemedicine Association 
September 16-18
Washington DC
More Information


SANS Network Security 2015GIAC Approved Training for Security Professionals
September 12-21,
Las Vegas
sans.org/netsec



Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Annual Meeting
September 17
Waterfront Pier 5 Hotel
Baltimore
http://mncha.org/Annual-Meeting-2015


VNAA Public Policy Leadership Conference

Visiting Nurse Associations of America
September 16-17
Embassy Suites, Washington DC
http://www.vnaa.org/pplc-2015



AHHC Leadership Conference: Unlock the Treasure Trove of LeadershipAssociation for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina
September 21-22
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach
Conference Web Site


*HCTR will see you there.