How IT Plays a Big Role in Senior Living M&A

Our team works diligently to fully understand our senior care clients' needs and strategic growth directions.  We strive to deliver solutions to clients before they need them, essentially, to skate where the puck is going, not to where it has been. For many years, we've provided technology infrastructure planning and reliable implementation for senior living clients that are pursuing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. 

Physiatry in Post-acute Rehab in the age of COVID-19

As part of Micah Hunt’s popular “Virtual Presentation Friday” event, vcpi’s Gary Jones joins Dr. Deborah Oranchak and Glen Rundell on January 22, 2021 from 11-12 EST for a live discussion focused on the role of physiatrists (physicians specializing in rehab and tele-rehab) in restoring functional ability and improving outcomes for those with physical or cognitive impairments or disabilities.

Don't Fall For It!!!

Think that email offering a $5 Starbucks gift card is legitimate?  Received an email from the bank but didn’t expect it?  Is your healthcare provider asking for sensitive information via email?  Don’t fall for it! This technique is called phishing, and it’s a way hackers con you into providing your personal information or account data. Once your info is obtained, hackers create new user credentials or install malware (such as backdoors) into your system to steal sensitive data.

Argentum 2020 Senior Living Executive Conference

Argentum's Senior Living Executive Conference is happening live online September 22-24. While we are disappointed that we will not be together in person, you can stop by our virtual booth to chat about your IT needs and challenges, learn about new services like telehealth, vCIO and register to win a tech assessment valued at $2,500!

Vishing on the Rise

No that is not a typo. Phone phishing, or vishing, is the criminal practice of using the telephone system to gain access to personal and financial information for the purpose of committing fraud. Vcpi has noticed an uptick in vishing over the past several months. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Malicious cyber criminals are attempting to leverage interest and activity in COVID-19 to launch coronavirus-themed campaigns.”

The Rise of Telehealth

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the use of telehealth was a rising trend in Senior Living but had yet to reach widespread acceptance by both providers and patients. Even within early adopters the actual use was relatively low compared to the total resident population.

What is MFA? and why you need it...

              In the new age of technology everyone’s had that moment where they forgot their password. The moment everyone hasn’t had is when someone steals their password. Knowing that your account is compromised is a very scary thing. What makes it more frightening is when it is an account with sensitive information like your bank account, or even worse an application with Personal Health Information (PHI).

Collaboration Enablers

Collaboration seems to be the hottest buzzword in IT for the last 18 months and you can’t have a conversation without it since the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak this past March. The funny thing is, collaboration was difficult before we were working from home, now that everyone is miles away working remotely, it is even more challenging. That said, the old saying “necessity is the mother of invention” couldn’t be more true.

Collaboration Tools for a Remote Workforce

Covid-19 as a Catalyst

 The spread of Covid-19 has forced the already growing trend of working remotely to accelerate rapidly. Senior Living providers are certainly no exception to this as they are on the frontlines of the battle against the pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Driving IT Considerations

Telehealth Services

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, CMS has announced that they are expanding telehealth Medicare coverage to nursing home beneficiaries and others as part of their strategy to address the crisis by leveraging technology. The idea is that providers can use chatbots, secure messaging, and video visits to conduct initial screening and triage of patients who may be infected.