19 minutes | Dec 4, 2020

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 infection tracking efficiencies, the suggestions on research and ways to build on and track risk and best practices and using all of the valuable data, could you share briefly what is available in MatrixCare today from a technology perspective to support all of those topics? Resources Learn more about MatrixCare solutions. Listen to more episodes of the Post-Acute POV. Read the transcript of today’s episode.     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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