Call for Abstracts for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Health IT Summit

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced a call for abstracts for the 2017 Long-Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) Health IT Summit, which will be held June 25-27 in Baltimore, MD. NPA is helping to plan the summit as a member of the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative.

Olga Kogan Tsypkin Named Manager of Element Care Center in Lynn, MA

Element Care has named Olga Kogan Tsypkin center manager at its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Lynn, MA. She will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of PACE at Element Care at 62 Market Street in Lynn.

Maureen Sturzo Named Manager of Element Care Center in Lowell, MA

Maureen Sturzo, LSW, has been named center manager of the Element Care Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) in Lowell, MA. She will oversee the day-to-day operations of Central PACE at Element Care, which serves Greater Lowell.

Kumar Vengadabady, of ElderONE, Selected As National Health IT Fellow

Kumar Vengadabady, director of quality and performance improvement for ElderONE, has been selected to participate in the 2016 Health IT Fellows Program by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

“This means access to a wealth of knowledge, tools and experiences to learn and adopt successful practices in health IT," Vengadabady said. "This is a major advantage and help to Rochester Regional’s health IT initiatives, especially long-term care.”

On Lok Names David Nolan Chief Operating Officer

On Lok, a pioneer of Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®) based in San Francisco, has appointed David Nolan as chief operating officer. He will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day operations of On Lok centers and setting strategies that drive the On Lok Lifeways and PACE programs throughout the Greater Bay Area. He also will provide leadership and support across other On Lok programs and services to further its mission of supporting seniors living in the community.

Charlotte Carlson of On Lok Lifeways Selected As Scholar for Emerging Leaders in Aging Program

Charlotte Carlson, MD, MPH, associate medical director at On Lok Lifeways, in San Francisco, has been selected as a scholar for the 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders in Aging Program conducted by Tideswell at UCSF, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs.

InnovAge CMO Offers Tips on Reducing Caregiver Burnout for National Caregivers Month

November is National Caregivers Month. This year’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care.”

Lisa Price, MD, chief medical officer at InnovAge, offers tips for reducing caregiver burnout, such as utilizing support programs like Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®).

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Raise Awareness About PACE So Elders and Families Can Realize Benefits of Health Care System of the Future Today

"Society needs to think differently about how we structure senior care if we hope to keep up – not only for seniors but the loved ones responsible for their care," state Richard Burke, president and CEO of Fallon Health, and Charles Yates, MD, medical director of Fallon Health Weinberg.

Kenneth Comeiro Joins Element Care As Coordinator of Advanced Practice Services

Kenneth J. Comeiro, Jr., MS, ANP, has joined the clinical team of Element Care, in Lowell, MA, as coordinator of Advanced Practice Services in its Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®). Comeiro has 16 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, working in all aspects of cardiology subspecialties, geriatrics, end-of-life care and nursing home care. He teaches in the Graduate Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston.

John Blazek Joins On Lok As Chief Development Officer

John Blazek has been appointed chief development officer at On Lok in San Francisco. He will execute strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the business units of the organization and oversee all fundraising activities, managing day-to-day operations and monitoring donor efficiency through coordination with staff and committees.


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