Issue: December 13, 2018

Published on December 13, 2018

Articles in this issue:

DOH Advisory: EDRS Full Implementation for Nursing Homes

Author: Lisa Volk* Published in Clinical & Quality

It has been nearly 2 years since the Bureau of Vital Records began the statewide implementation of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS). At this time, the Department of Health would like to formally announce the completion of the first phase of the statewide, EDRS roll-out. This will require the full compliance for all nursing homes in New York State, excluding New York City, to electronically complete and certify death certificates using the EDRS. In the event that a licensed physician does not have an account or EDRS role for the nursing home, it is up to the facility to designate a certifier who can certify on behalf of the attending physician. Please see full advisory here

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

All Cause Harm Prevention Change Package Webinar: Outreach Materials

Author: Nancy Leveille* Published in Clinical & Quality

The NNHQI is hosting a webinar on January 24, 2019 related to “All Cause Harm Prevention in SNF” and has developed an educational document to assist with the process. See attached information for more details. 

NYSHFA CONTACT: 

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x20

Save the Date! 70th Annual Conference & Expo

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Join NYSHFA/ NYSCAL for the 70th Annual Conference & Expo. Attendee Registration information coming January 2019! Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities now available!

NEW DATE! Audio Conference - Cyber Security and HIPPA: Emerging Issues and Enforcement Trends in NY

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Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on Friday, January 18, 2019 for the Cyber Security and HIPPA: Emerging Issues and Enforcement Trends in New York Audio Conference. 

This presentation will focus on emerging regulatory and enforcement trends in data security in the State of New York. The Speaker will utilize recent guidance, enforcement actions and public statements published by state and federal regulators to emphasize important data security and privacy issues applicable to assisted living and nursing home operators. Recent federal and state legal developments and enforcement actions are highly relevant to New York long term care providers and illustrate the growing importance of data security. For example, this session will review recent guidance and settlement agreements by the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the HHS Office for Civil Rights. These recent developments offer important lessons about common mistakes by providers and areas of focus in enforcement actions and investigations.  We will review the latest developments and discuss how to best address these risks and evolving expectations and, in some cases, the need to change organizational priorities.

Click here for more details.

Audio Conference - The New Cultural Workplace Norm of "Sterility" vs "Civility" - NYS Anti-Sexual Harassment Law

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Join NYSHFA/NYSCAL on Friday, January 25, 2019 for the New Cultural Workplace Norm of "Sterility" vs "Civility" in light of the NYS Anti-Sexual Harassment Law Audio Conference. 

On 10/9/18, NYS passed the new NYS Anti-Sexual Harassment Law which includes comprehensive provisions to address workplace sexual harassment. This new law applies to all NYS employers and requires specific employer responsibilities to be compliant. Some of these responsibilities include a detailed policy & procedure, levels of training upon hire and annually, as well as a formal complaint process. This program will review the provisions of the new law and what employers need to do to be compliant to avoid potential impact on the workplace cultural, as well as avoid common mistakes made with prevention programs.

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NYCACHCA 50th Annual Conference - March 10-13, 2019

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The 2019 NYCACHCA Annual Conference is being held March 10-13th at the brand new Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, NY. This marks the 50th Anniversary of the Conference and with programs for Administrators, CFOs and Clinicians, this 4-day conference has something for everyone! Click here for additional details and registration information.

Save the Date! 16th Annual Social Services & Activities Conference

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Save the Date! The 16th Annual Social Service & Activities Conference will be held March 28-29, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs. Registration information will be released in early 2019. Hot topics this year will include: Mindful Workplace; Dementia Population; Mental Fitness; Care Planning; and Department of Health updates.

2019 Employee Recognition Program Deadline Extended

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NYSHFA urges all facilities to nominate your employees for the 2019 NYSHFA Employee Recognition Program. The deadline for receiving nominations has been extended to December 21, 2018.

The Clinical and Quality Services Committee is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual Employee Recognition Program. The goal of this program is to honor exemplary employees working in skilled nursing facilities.

This year, the program has been expanded to include a new Non-nursing Manager of the Year award. A non-nursing manager is defined as someone who has the authority to direct staff in all aspects of their job, who can help set policy and interpret governmental guidelines. The manager reports directly to the Administrator or CEO/COO and may either be a salaried or hourly employee.  Nominees in this category will actively demonstrate their dedication to residents and employees.

The five award categories are broken down as follows:  Nursing Awards:  Registered Nurse of the Year, Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year, and Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year.  Non-Nursing Awards:  Manager of the Year and Heart and Hands Award (for non-managerial staff).

Attached are the Employee Recognition Program Brochure and Guidelines for Preparing Applications.

The Clinical and Quality Services Committee will be accepting nominations for the Employee Recognition Program until December 21, 2018.  

Recipients of the awards will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the NYSHFA/NYSCAL Annual Conference, May 6 – 9, 2019 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

If you have any questions, contact Joanne O’Connor at NYSHFA/NYSCAL.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23

Deadline Extended for 2019 Volunteer of the Year Awards Program

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The deadline for the Volunteer of the Year Awards Program has been extended to December 21, 2018. Send in your nominations today!

The Clinical and Quality Services Committee is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Program. The goal of this program is to recognize outstanding volunteers serving in NYSHFA member health care facilities. The five categories for awards are: Young Adult, Adult, Senior Adult, Group and Spiritual Guidance.

Attached are the Volunteer of the Year Awards Program Brochure and Nomination FormThe Clinical and Quality Services Committee will be accepting nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Awards Program until December 21, 2018.

Recipients of the awards will be honored at the Awards Ceremony during the NYSHFA/NYSCAL Annual Conference, May 6 – 9, 2019 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

If you have any questions, contact Joanne O’Connor at NYSHFA/NYSCAL.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Joanne O'Connor
Communications & Business Development Coordinator
518-462-4800 ext. 23