January 2022 Release Notes
This month, we've been continuing our work on an all around upgrade to ACP Decisions' technology infrastructure.
Here's more information on what we've been up to:
Catching Up On Our Most Recent Blog Posts
Addressing Senior Loneliness and Isolation
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Social isolation and loneliness are common problems among older adults and are linked to several health conditions, such as depression and heart disease. According to the CDC, social isolation is a lack of social connection, while loneliness is the feeling of being alone, regardless of the amount of social contact.
Healthcare professionals can take steps to address these issues among their senior patient populations, including assessing the patient’s social situation, recommending appropriate interventions, and providing educational resources. By recognizing social isolation and loneliness, providers can help improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of their older patients.
Palliative care is defined as medical care that is focused on relieving the symptoms associated with a chronic or life-threatening illness. It can be offered along with curative treatments at any stage of illness to provide comfort and support. It also includes guidance making important medical decisions and assistance with coordination of care.
The goal of palliative care is to improve the overall quality of life for a patient suffering from a medical condition. It is designed to support patients physically, emotionally, and spiritually, as well as their families and caregivers.
There is a growing need for palliative care, and this specialty continues to evolve.
The Latest Technology Platform Fixes & Enhancements
👷🏼🔨Ongoing Infrastructure Update🔨👷🏼
Beginning in the Fall of 2021, ACP Decisions’ technology began an all-around upgrade starting with its infrastructure. Now through 2022 is an exciting period of growth to advance the technology in several areas including but not limited to new capabilities, HIPAA readiness, EHR integration, and security. Security updates are scheduled to be released starting February 2022. More and new opportunities for your feedback will be essential to the upcoming roadmap and release schedule.
Any Questions or Feedback?
Please reach out to our wonderful partner success manager, Shira Gabry-Kalikow MPH, MSW at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide feedback or get assistance using the platform.