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Mediware’s D’Altorio-Jones to Present at ARN Conference

Discussion Around IRF Medical Necessity vs SNF Admission and Nursing Resources When Defending a Rehabilitaiton Level of Care

Lenexa, KS – October 27, 2014– Mediware Information Systems, Inc.’s, Darlene D’Altorio-Jones, PT., MBA-HCM, Senior Strategist, has been invited to speak at the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Conference Oct 29-Nov. 1, at the Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, CA. D’Altorio-Jones’ presentation, “IRF Medical Necessity vs. SNF Admission; Making it More About Nursing Resources Than Therapy Allocation When Defending a Rehabilitation Level of Care” will encourage advocacy of patient admissions by defending resource utilization for safe patient care.

D’Altorio-Jones will discuss the importance of utilizing nursing hours per patient day, physician oversight for combinations of co-morbid conditions and the need to learn self-care through the interdisciplinary plan of care as key requirements for pre-admission assessment and medical necessity documentation. Patient safety must not be compromised when nursing and physician oversight is greater than a SNF level of care. Also highlighted in the presentation; 30 day all cause readmission prevalent diagnoses, along with education and training requirements to keep the patient from re-entering an acute care bed within 30 days. Rehabilitation nurses, facility directors and case managers would benefit from attending the 20-minute paper session, slated for the morning of Friday, Oct. 31.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the event bringing rehabilitation nurses together for cutting-edge topics, and the latest services, programs, software and equipment available in the field of rehabilitation nursing. Nearly 1,000 rehab nurses are expected to attend.

Mediware provides nursing specific workflows through their inpatient rehabilitation software solution. The MediLinks® IRFPPS module provides consistent, objective and decision support documentation for nurses and FIM® management. The strength of the documentation allows nursing to be part of the team approaching and care planning process in the IRF. Learn more at

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Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care solutions, blood management technologies, cell therapy solutions, medication management solutions, home health solutions including HME/DME and business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market. Learn more at

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