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Katie Senters

As the National Director of Sales at symplr, Katie Senters leads the business development team. She is passionate about listening to clients and helping them reach their credentialing, compliance, and safety goals. Katie has a unique and comprehensive healthcare SaaS background. Her experience includes implementing solutions and successfully managing client relationships with large, complex organizations such as the federal government, integrated delivery networks, pharmacies, and colleges. Prior to joining symplr, she lead the National Accounts team at the National Healthcareer Association, which is a division of Ascend Learning. Katie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University.

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How Hospital Supply Chain Leaders Can Thrive in a Virtual Environment

By: Katie Senters
January 11th, 2021

COVID-19 has created countless challenges across every industry, and healthcare facilities have been especially hard-hit. According to some estimates, the demand for PPE at hospitals increased by as much as 1700% in the early months of the pandemic. U.S.-based manufacturers were unprepared to meet such a steep spike in demand, and much of the country’s PPE supply had to come from China. In addition, there were widespread shortages of other vital equipment.  

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5 Ways to Safely Facilitate Visitors in Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Assisted Living Facilities

By: Katie Senters
November 5th, 2020

As discussed in CMS Guidance on Visitors in Long-term Care Facilities, visitation restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been especially challenging for residents in skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living facilities. While these measures have been effective in controlling the spread of the virus, they have also left facility residents feeling lonely and isolated as a result.

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Visitor Management | long-term care

Why Visitors Are So Important for Residents in Long-term Care

By: Katie Senters
October 30th, 2020

Social interaction plays an important role in physical and mental health, and among the elderly, its role is as pivotal in long-term health outcomes as physical activity or medication adherence.

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Visitor Management

Creating a Visitor Policy that Reflects Your Facility’s Access Needs

By: Katie Senters
October 23rd, 2020

Is your health system allowing visitors again after a recent COVID-19 pandemic lockdown?

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Visitor Management | CMS | long-term care

CMS Guidance on Visitors in Long-Term Care Facilities

By: Katie Senters
October 21st, 2020

The danger posed by COVID-19 has required swift and decisive action to protect the population — including the elderly, who are particularly susceptible to the virus and for whom COVID-19 poses a unique threat. Long-term care facilities — including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation facilities — are primarily comprised of elderly residents, and as such are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Keep on reading to learn more about the impact of this virus and how CMS has shifted their recommendations for visitation to help prevent isolation.

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supply chain | Healthcare Supply Chain

Celebrate Healthcare’s Silent Heroes

By: Katie Senters
October 2nd, 2020

Historically, healthcare supply chain leaders’ have worked behind the scenes, silently ensuring that those on the front line have what they need to do their jobs within the walls of the hospital. In fact, to many supply chain leaders, a noiseless supply chain is a sign of success. If everything is working as planned, those who depend on supply chain don’t have to give a second thought to how they obtained the materials they need for their work. You might even say their superpower is to ensure silence.

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