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Delaware General Health District’s Newborn Home Visit Project: Improving Safe Sleep in the Community

Following our previous two articles about Safe Sleeping and the DGHD Home Infant Visitation Program, we wanted to follow up with the results of their project as reported to us by Joyce Richmond, RN, BS who was the Nursing Director for Delaware General Health District in 2015 when the study was completed. How was the program [...]

Draft Interpretive Guidelines for HHAs: How to Appropriately Address Fraud & Abuse

The following article is republished with permission from Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq.. Elizabeth is an attorney in private practice with clients from across the healthcare continuum, all over the country. She is a subject matter expert on future healthcare trends and regularly publishes articles, like the one below, which are well regarded in the healthcare [...]

By |2018-04-04T15:17:48+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Delaware General Health District Newborn Home Visitation Program

Following on from our previous article about Safe Sleeping, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about how one Public Health Agency uses Nightingale Notes to help them identify newborns at risk from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and educate parents. Background In 2015, the Delaware General Health District (DGHD) initiated a free of [...]

Tips on How to Have a Successful CMS Survey

Cindy Firme, RN, PHN (center of above photo) recently shared with Champ Software that Renville County Public Health’s Home Healthcare department received a successful home care survey by CMS in November 2017. Background Cindy has been a Public Health Supervisor with Renville County Public Health for 30 years. Renville County is situated just southwest of [...]

By |2018-06-25T07:24:32+00:00March 27th, 2018|Blog Expert|0 Comments

CDC Safe Sleep for Babies

This is the first of 3 articles about safe sleep for babies best practice, and how Nightingale Notes can help. Although the two may seem completely unrelated, we’ll explain how they are related, and what Nightingale Notes can tell healthcare providers about parents and caregivers of new born babies. The recent CDC Vital Signs Safe [...]

Can I contact my community health clients via text message?

It’s a good question, and one that you’re right to ask. Perhaps you’re thinking that you should take advantage of technology to: Increase the number of people who attend appointments Inform more people about community health programs Target a particular demographic Why message community health clients via text? According to many sources, including Small Biz [...]

Opioid Crisis

It seems that you can’t listen to the radio, turn on the TV, open a newspaper or browse a website without seeing or hearing some mention of the Opioid Crisis. With good reason. Did you know that approximately 115 American lives are lost due to overdose of opiates every day? Have you seen an increase [...]

Polk County Health Department’s Accreditation Story

At Champ Software’s recent Expert Webinar, Gretchen Sampson, MPH, RN shared Polk County Health Department’s journey through the accreditation process, including tips and resources for other agencies seeking PHAB accreditation. Gretchen has been with Polk County Health Department since 1977. She: Graduated with her BSN in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Received her MPH in Health [...]

By |2018-09-04T21:45:23+00:00March 1st, 2018|Blog Expert, Public Health 3.0|1 Comment

How Does Nightingale Notes EHR Help With Strategic Planning and Budgeting?

If you’re involved with the planning and budgeting at your public health agency, then you’re likely to be aware of what strategic planning is, and how an EHR like Nightingale Notes can make a big difference. However, if you’re new to planning and budgeting, then it might all be a bit confusing, and you might [...]

By |2018-02-12T12:36:27+00:00February 14th, 2018|Budgeting, Nightingale Notes, Strategic Planning|0 Comments

A Basic Overview of Health Information Exchange

This article is designed to give a basic overview of Health Information Exchange, and explain what an HIE is and what it can mean to public health personnel. Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are a crucial piece of the data exchange puzzle. While HIE is a somewhat common term among public health personnel and many health [...]

By |2018-06-25T05:55:09+00:00February 12th, 2018|EHR, Health Information Exchange, HIE|0 Comments