Coming Soon: ICD-11

Coming Soon: ICD-11

On June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new International Classification of Diseases, Version 1.1 (ICD-11) but it won’t be until after 2022 that we will be expected to begin using the new codes. On the WHO website, the announcement states,...
Healthcare Providers: Rekindle Your Passion

Healthcare Providers: Rekindle Your Passion

Due to the innate nature of caregiving business, most healthcare workers start their career as motivated and passionate about their work.  Almost all healthcare workers begin their careers enthused and excited about the opportunities that await them as they begin to...
A Hard Diet to Swallow?

A Hard Diet to Swallow?

Have you heard of IDDSI? It stands for International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative.  It is a framework to standardize terminology and definitions for food textures and liquid thicknesses in order to avoid confusion often created by different names used to...
How to Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet

How to Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet

Since the dawn of time, humanity has used numbers to mark progress. The Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks were among the first to do so, using clay tablets with symbols of geometry inscribed on them to measure everything from the distances of ships and shores, to...