Encouraging Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting through NHSN

CMS strongly encourages nursing homes to report staff and resident vaccination rates through the CDC’s Vaccine Reporting Module in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) on a weekly basis. Access the module at //www.cdc.gov/nhsn/ltc/weekly-covid-vac/index.html.
As the Long-term Care Pharmacy Partnership Program sunsets, the NHSN will serve as the primary source for tracking vaccination rates. These data are critical to inform product distribution planning as well as revisions to guidance on routine testing and indoor visitation. Additionally, these data will help CMS monitor uptake of the vaccine among residents and staff nationwide.

The national nursing home associations, American Health Care Association and Leading Age, have joined forces to set a goal of 75% of all nursing home staff to be vaccinated by June 30, 2021. Access information related to this goal and timing at //www.ahcancal.org/News-and-Communications/Press-Releases/Pages/Nursing-Homes-Set-Goal-To-Get-75-Percent-Of-Staff-Vaccinated-By-June-30.aspx. Act  today and begin submitting COVID-19 vaccine data to CDC’s NHSN reporting module.

ADL EMR now supports the national POLST form.

The National POLST Form is a portable medical order that is an advance care planning tool. It tells health care personnel — and friends and family — which treatments you want and which ones you do not want. Like any advance care plan, you should not be required to have a POLST form.

Portable Medical Orders: What to Know Before Talking About POLST click on the link below:


Portable Medical Orders: What to Know Before Talking About POLST National POLST Patient Guide: Before Talking About POLST The best way to learn about POLST is to contact your provider. For general information, go to www.polst.org. page 1 Portable Medical Orders: What to Know Before Talking About POLST polst.org

Free WiFi Monitoring Software

Free Wifi Analyzer and Surveyor

Analyze your WiFi networks and identify the reason behind spotty WiFi connectivity.  Isolate and resolve the issue with your WiFi network using the diagnostic android app, ManageEngine WiFi Monitor Plus. Take stock of the performance of all the networks available at various points of your environment. Send the report to your manager directly from your android device – simple and easy.

Monitor the WiFi channels and its interference

Do you receive complaints from users about slow or no WiFi?  It could be channel interference that is thwarting your WiFi performance. Find out if the interference is Co-channel or Inter-channel. Spot the channel that tampers your network and optimize your network to the quietest channel.

Keep tabs on the WiFi signal strength

Instantly identify the signal with the best strength. The Signal graph filters out the weakest signals by default. The GUI has provisions to view all the available signals and the weakest signals too. These smart filters de-clutter the graph and give more visibility into the WiFi health.

Site surveys with custom floor plans

Upload your own floor plans  from your devices’ gallery or Dropbox or sample floor plans available in the App. Survey multiple locations on a site for signal strength and record the WiFi performance. Generate and export survey reports from your device!

Get the WiFi heatmap and use it for Network Analysis

See exactly where your WiFi network is cold, warm or red hot. Ascertain the quality of coverage that your access points provide and optimize the location of your access points accordingly. Heatmap reports of the site surveys enable you to size up the network coverage of the access points at different locations.

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Free WiFi Monitor | WiFi Analyzer & Surveyor – ManageEngine Free Tools. Free tools are a fantastic resource for companies on a limited budget and ManageEngine Tools are an excellent example. The more free tools a company provides, the more goodwill it develops with administrators in the trenches and when the need comes to purchase a product with more features, the company that provides is the first that comes to mind. www.manageengine.com

Data Breaches – What are “Pastes”

What are “pastes” and what do they have to do with data breaches?

Often when online services are compromised, the first signs of it appear on “paste” sites like Pastebin. Attackers frequently publish either samples or complete dumps of compromised data on these services. Monitoring and reporting on the presence of email addresses on the likes of Pastebin can give impacted users a head start on mitigating the potential fallout from a breach.

When you search for an email address on this site, both known data breaches and pastes are searched simultaneously. After the results are returned, they both appear side by side with an indication of where the address was found in a breach versus in a paste.

Integration of AMD Global Telemedicine Virtual Care Technology

ADL has completed an EMR interface with AMD Global Telemedicine’s Vital Signs Monitors. Instantly spot check, measure and capture a patient’s vital signs including pulse oximetry, blood pressure and temperature measurements. The results are wirelessly transmitted to your EMR.

We are developing a complete EMR integration of all the Medical Devices and Functions in their clinical encounter telemedicine platform.  AMD Global Telemedicine Platform handles live streaming images and data from integrated (connected) medical devices and stream it in real time to the remote physician. Clinical quality medical images and data collected during the patient encounter can be automatically preserved in the ADL EMR.

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Products and Technology

Telehealth Products | Telehealth Technology | AMD Global Telemedicine – Telemedicine Equipment | AMD Global Telemedicine Software. All of AMD’s solutions begin by making sure there is a platform for you to effectively have a virtual encounter with your patients. Our software offerings are the core of almost all our telemedicine and telehealth solutions because that is what brings all the rest of the pieces together for the best possible virtual experience. amdtelemedicine.com

Vital Sign Monitors


Vital Signs Monitors Archives – AMD Global Telemedicine Instantly spot check, measure and capture a patient’s vital signs including pulse oximetry, blood pressure and temperature measurements. amdtelemedicine.com