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Open House at Cedarview Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

Lebanon, OH, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Community members and resident families are invited to attend an open house at Cedarview Healthcare Center on Dec. 5th from 5pm-7pm. The guests will be provided a tour of the facility and enjoy music and light refreshments at the event.

“We are all very excited at the facility for the changes and to share these improvements with our residents, the community and employees,” says Elliott Polsky, Administrator of CedarView Healthcare Center.

The renovations to the facility include our updated rehab unit, including a new rehab gym. The rehab unit has 8 private suites. The lobby was completely embellished including new furniture in the lobby and throughout the entire community. Cedarview HealthCare Center is an 83-bed skilled nursing home that caters to the residents of Lebanon.

Cedarview Healthcare Center is a skilled nursing community, located in Lebanon, Ohio, that offers a living alternative for those who need more support than they would receive in their home. The community offers a wide array of health rehabilitation, dietary, and social services for both short term rehabilitation and long-term stays.

Cedarview Healthcare Center has a Pulmonary Unit that is equipped to care for Resident’s with Trach’s, Vent’s and High Flow Oxygen needs. The facility is licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Health, and is staffed with a team that is equipped to meet the individual needs of each resident. Cedarview Healthcare Center is certified by both Medicare and Medicaid.

“I think when you visit you’ll be amazed at the modern surroundings and how accommodating the facility is for the residents,” says Lacrisha Crawford, Director of Admissions at Cedarview HealthCare Center.

For more information in regards to Cedarview Healthcare Center Pavilion please call (513) 932-1121 or visit our website at www.cedarviewhc.com.

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Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors

Digital Health Leader Expands Marketplace Access with Mobility

SUNNYVALE, CA., 2014-8-20 — /EPR Healthcare News/ — Health Gorilla™, Inc., the first online healthcare marketplace to connect doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers, has announced today the release of Health Gorilla mobile.  Health Gorilla mobile provides access to the Health Gorilla Marketplace through the Apple® iPhone® and iPad™.

Today over 68% of doctors have standardized on the Apple platform to communicate with peers and patients. Doctors can now use their mobile devices to place electronic orders with Health Gorilla mobile to diagnostic labs, radiology centers, physical therapy, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and durable medical equipment (DME) and other medical providers nationwide with the ability to track and review the results instantly as they arrive.  Physicians can then forward electronic results within their practice or exchange them with peers and patients to streamline the process and improve quality of care.

According to a study published by the New England Journal of Medicine noted that approximately 59.3% of all of a primary care physician’s daily emails were for the interpretation of test results and 21.7% were responses to patients.  The use of email generally increases the risk for doctors and their patients as most email services are not HIPAA compliant.

Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported that researchers from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston conducted a survey of primary care practitioners and found that a third reported missing alerts about test results from an electronic health record notification system designed to inform them when a patient has abnormal test results.

Doctors are adopting iPad and iPhones as the platform of choice to communicate with peers and patients. Health Gorilla mobile integrated messaging greatly reduces the risk in communication between a doctor and their patients by offering a fully HIPAA compliant environment. Health Gorilla mobile enables a physician to securely and compliantly forward diagnostic test results, radiology images, admission and discharge summaries and other clinical documents to patients and care coordinators through secure messaging.

Benefits of Health Gorilla Mobile Include:

  • HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution
  • Order in less time than it takes to use fax forms
  • Receive results faster wherever you are
  • Forward results to patients instantly
  • Immediately refer results to another doctor and send messages
  • Eliminate error prone paper processes
  • Mobile solution available at no charge for doctors and their teams

“We believe that the value proposition is clear and compelling for doctors and their teams.” said Steve Yaskin, Chief Executive Office, Health Gorilla, Inc.  “The existing process is heavily dependent on paper, fax and manual processing.  It is slow, cumbersome and prone to error.  Doctors can better manage their time, and the time of their administrative and care coordinating teams, by using the power of the marketplace through the Health Gorilla app.  Now they have one place to order from any diagnostic lab, radiology center, hospital, physical therapy, sleep center, SNF and other healthcare providers in the United States.  A doctor can start with us the first day and begin ordering through the marketplace immediately.  Health Gorilla is the first to deliver this capability.  No other vendor can provide this benefit.”

Health Gorilla mobile is available as an approved Apple® enterprise application and will be distributed to existing Health Gorilla Marketplace users via a secure link for the next month.  In September Health Gorilla mobile app will be available from the Apple® store and will be fully integrated with the Apple® Health app upon its release.

About Health Gorilla
Health Gorilla™ is the first online healthcare marketplace to connect all doctors and clinicians with over 9,000+ diagnostic labs and 35,000+ radiology centers.  Doctors and their teams can instantly place orders, get results, and completely eliminate paper faxes. Uniquely, our HIPAA compliant and ONC modular certified MU2 solution is available immediately at absolutely no charge for doctors and clinicians.

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Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors
Health Gorilla Releases Mobile Application for Doctors

LifeInsurance.org Launches Key Information Designed to Take the Guess-Work Out of Choosing Your Life Insurance

If you’re in the market for good quality life insurance at affordable prices either be whole life insurance or term life, be sure and take a look at LifeInsurance.org. Their comprehensive articles reveals information and all you need to know when searching for affordable coverage in your area.

To access the articles you are not required to give any personal information. If you are buying life insurance in the near future, all you need to do is simply input your zip code into the search box, and a list of the best and most reliable agencies in your area will appear.

Users can select a variety of insurance agencies and get free quotes in order to discuss the “ins-and-outs” of the market with someone knowledgeable in the field, and licensed to sell that coverage. With the laws governing life insurance varying from state to state it’s easy to fall victim to misinformation, to get confused, or to end up paying more thanyou should.

Shopping around is also the easiest way to save money, and to compare notes on different companies, different plans, and different rates. Life insurance is a long term investment that could potentially involve large sums of money, and choosing the right coverage is essential for protecting the people and assets that you could leave behind in the event of your sudden passing.

LifeInsurance.org is an entire site dedicated to offering information that clarifies the process of selecting life insurance, and offers users the ability to get that coverage at a great price. The site is full of details regarding Whole life insurance, Term life insurance, and Variable life insurance, including definitions, tips, and things to look out for.

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How to Combine Medicare Part B with Medicare Part D

HealthInsuranceFinders.com News and Information Center today covered the topic “Not everybody on Medicare has the same coverage”. In fact the goal of the Medicare reforms that have been enacted over the past decade or so have been to give seniors more options. Many believe these changes in the system have tended to over complicate things. On the other hand, the large variety of Medicare plans, and Medicare Supplement plans now available, ensure that seniors are only paying for the coverage they want and need.

Among your options with original Medicare and Medicare Supplement Insurance are Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D. Medicare Part B and D can be combined to give you very comprehensive coverage for medications.

Medicare Part B is your “out patient” medical coverage, in other words, it pays for doctors visits, home healthcare to a degree, durable medical equipment and some forms of medications. Things that are technically medication that could be covered under your Part B benefit include, vaccines, flu shots, allergy injections, Immunosuppressant drugs and some oral cancer treatments. For the most part however, Part B is not designed to pay for regularly taken prescription medication. That is where Part D comes in.

Even if you have one of the lettered Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance plans (with the exception of some of the older plans issued before 2002 which are no longer sold) – you still will require Medicare Part D to receive a prescription drug benefit from Medicare.

Medicare Part D will cover all of the following medications:

* Any approved doctor prescribed medication taken regularly for a chronic condition.
* Any approved doctor prescribed medication for a short-term condition.
* Inhaled nebulizers.
* Vaccines, even those that are not prescribed as a result of injury.
* Hepatitis B vaccines.
* Oral anticancer drugs that may have been prescribed for reasons other then cancer treatment.
* And many more types of medication.

Independent health insurance companies sell Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plans. What drugs they cover and how much they pay for medications does vary depending on the type of Part D plan selected. If you are soon to enroll in Medicare, or are currently enrolled and your prescription drug needs are changing – discuss all of your medications with a Medicare Supplemental Insurance specialist, he or she will help you find the right combination of Medicare and Medicare Supplemental insurance that will work best for you.

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Local Respiratory Therapist Lobbies Washington D.C. for Better Health Care

Respiratory therapist Paul Sherman, MS, RRT, RPFT, RCP went to Washington, DC March 8 2009, representing California Respiratory Care Practitioners, to ask members of Congress to allow Medicare patients with lung disease to have greater access to the services of a respiratory therapist. 

Paul Sherman is a respiratory therapist at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and lives in Goleta, California.

Sherman met with Representatives Frank Wolf, James Moran, Senator Jim Webb, Carina Armenta of Senator Barbara Boxer’s office and Tim Gronniger, aid for Congressman Henry A. Waxman to ask their support for the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative. Sherman plans to meet with Representative Lois Capps when she returns to her home district of Santa Barbara. Congressman Henry A. Waxman is the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce committee.

The Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative legislation will let patients more easily receive care in doctor’s offices from respiratory therapists, which is currently restricted under Medicare law. “Currently,” Sherman explains, “Medicare policy limits how patients can receive care from respiratory therapists, who are the expert caregivers for lung patients. We think that needs to change.”

Sherman is a member of the Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT), a nationwide group organized by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) to spearhead grassroots level advocacy efforts. Sherman is also a long time member of the California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC) and has served in the past on the Board of Directors of the CSRC.

The California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC), as an affiliate of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), is a non-profit professional organization, whose mission is to represent and support our members through public and legislative advocacy, educational opportunities, and to continuously strive for excellence in the cardiopulmonary profession. By these means, the CSRC is committed to health, healing and disease prevention in the California community.

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