The nursing home crisis in South Dakota was a hot topic in Pierre this year due to recent nursing home closures, low Medicaid provider rates, workforce shortage, aging facilities and a challenging regulatory environment. The Governor’s office and legislators are asking for innovative ideas to address this crisis, so the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) is working with our members and the community to educate, engage and promote innovation at the annual post-acute care conference.
The Conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls on April 24-25, 2019 and will kick off with an opening keynote session by Vernon D. Smith MD of Avera. Each year, Dr. Smith attends the world’s largest exhibit of consumer technologies at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where he combs through over 4,000 exhibits to find the best solutions for innovation in healthcare. His presentation will introduce the audience to the latest in consumer technology that is making a difference in the lives of people today. While focused on healthcare applications, there will be plenty of non-medical applications that you may soon see applied in the clinical environment.