Volume 11, Number 22 March  16, 2022

Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

Our ongoing quest to help you conquer staff shortage challenges takes us this week to nurses. Staff writer Darcey Trescone explores the relationship between evidence-based care planning and clinician satisfaction. Her interview with Tammy Purcell, MSN, RNC-OB, a Clinical Executive with Elsevier will walk you through the positive impact of evidence-based medicine and care planning, the history of Elsevier's relationship with the VNAA, digitizing that association's paper-based manuals, and how all of it leads to employee satisfaction and heightened loyalty to an employer. If better care plans, improved patient outcomes, and clinician satisfaction matter to you, be sure to catch Darcey's interview, "Evidence-Based Medicine — Is Your Clinical Team Providing It?"



We Found New Legal Help for Small Agencies

If you operate a small agency, whether private duty personal care or skilled nursing home health or hospice, you know how important and how expensive legal advice can be. So many documents are required to keep your business afloat and in compliance, costs can mount up quickly. We met an old friend at Home Care 100 last month who informed us about a national law firm whose home care division is preparing a searchable, customizable database of home care-specific legal documents, online trainings, and legal guidance. Read our interview with Angelo Spinolla and Linda Kraus Donev, "Database of Home Care Legal Documents Available Online."


Attention HIT specialists and software developers. The Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT asked us to tell you about a long list of opportunities for IT professionals. From a virtual annual meeting event to a series of online resources and webinars, everyone will find something to enhance their HIT expertise. Skim through the list we prepared and pick the resources that match your needs. "ONC Annual Meeting is Just the Start"



Vendor Watch

Nurses, aides, oxygen tank deliver persons, therapists, social workers, hospital@home programs, the list of people surrounding a home care patient can go on and on. Coordinating services is often low on each provider's priority list, often leading to confusion, even anxiousness, in elderly patients who need it the least. We introduced Dina to you a couple of times in recent years, on the occasion of announcements of their major investments and winning significant home care clients. Now the care coordination platform and networking company has been recognized by Inc. Magazine for its rapid growth. You will learn about their impact on healthcare in our interview with CEO Ashish Shah. 

Have a great week. Keep making a difference!

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Tim Rowan

Evidence-Based Medicine — Is Your Clinical Team Providing It?
Darcey Trescone evaluates one vendor's approach to teaching and encouraging nurses to rely on evidence-based care planning.

Database of Home Care Legal Documents Available Online
Law firm to make customizable legal documents and trainings available to Home Health, Home Care, and Hospice providers.

ONC Annual Meeting is Just the Start
Attention HIT specialists and software developers. ONC Annual Meeting and a dozen other helpful announcement to enhance your expertise.

Vendor Watch
— "Dina," a care-at-home care platform, was named to Inc. Magazine's fastest growing company list

During the 4th Quarter of 2022, web sites of the above advertisers were visited by home care and hospice executives and staff 6586 times.

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As of this date, approximately 45,023,000 Baby Boomers have become Medicare eligible.


Last Week's Most-Read Stories:

Former CMS Admin Delivers Mixed Messages
Seema Verma addressed this year's Home Care 100 audience with two contradictory messages.

Shock and Awe at Homecare 100
475 attendees too stunned to applaud.

Upcoming Events

2022 Rocky Mountain Home Care, Home Health & Hospice Conference *Presented by: Home Care Association of Colorado

Dates: May 5-6
Venue: Keystone Resort & Conference Center, Keystone, CO

Information and Registration

FREE WEBINAR: Combat the Great Resignation and Reduce Employee Turnover by 40%

Presented by: National Minority Health Association

Date: Tuesday, May 24

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific; 1:00 PM Eastern 

Information and Registration


As organizations plan for the future, they must cultivate a happier, healthier workforce. Most CEOs, CFOs, HR professionals, and other business leaders are eager to know the true impact of financial wellness. We are gathering to discuss and explore how prioritizing employee financial wellness can help increase caregiver retention and productivity at no cost to your businesses.


Gulf Coast Regional Conference & Exposition

Presented by: Home Care Associations of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama

Date: July 18-20

Venue: Grand Hotel Marriott Resort

Location: Point Clear, Alabama

Information and Registration

2022 NAHC Financial Management Conference & Exposition *

Date: July 24-26
Venue: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Information and Registration


Register for the in-person conference - starting at $750 for NAHC members or $1,025 for non-members - or for the digital only content - $400 for members and $600 for non-members. If you register for the in-person conference, you'll get access to all of the digital content.

2022 ONC Virtual Tech Forum 

Sponsored by: Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

Location: Online

Dates: September 9, 16, and 23

Information and Registration

ONC has posted the high-level agenda and opened up registration for the 2022 ONC Virtual Tech Forum on HealthIT.gov. This year's event takes place during three consecutive Fridays in September (9th, 16th, 23rd). As in years past, the Tech Forum will feature industry perspectives on the progress made in health IT over the past year, and highlight how we can continue to advance health technology to improve patient care, health equity, data exchange, and interoperability.


2022 Leadership Conference: Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina

Dates: September 25-27

Venue: Hotel Ballast

City: Wilmington

Register: ahhcconferences.com

20 educational sessions led by top industry experts, 30+ high caliber speakers, and over 40 exhibitors, including NAHC's Bill Dombi; David Rendall, Author; NC DHHS's Debra C. Farrington, MSW, LCSW; AHHC of NC Staff and Lobbyists; experts from ACHC; CHAP; Axxess; Wellsky; FORVIS; KATANA Safety; Cone Health; Delta Care Rx; The Joint Commission; Well Care Health; SembraCare, Inc.; SimiTree; LTSS Consulting, Inc.; Healthcare Provider Solutions; CareXM; 3HC and more!

MHCA 52nd Annual Meeting & Expo

Sponsored by: Minnesota Home Care Association

Date: October 12-14
Venue: Breezy Point Resort
City: Breezy Point, MN

Information and Registration

2022 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition *

"Connection 4.0: Linkup"

Date: October 23-25
Venue: America's Center Convention Complex
Location: St. Louis, MO

Information and Registration

This year, we want to celebrate one of the most meaningful touchstones of our industry — connection. At the Home Care and Hospice Conference and Expo, we'll explore ideas around connection and community to help attendees reach their stakeholders in authentic and meaningful ways.

New technology, workforce developments, and the importance of high standards in quality care continue to push our community of clinicians and providers to revamp their strategies and skill sets. This event is the meeting point for you to uncover groundbreaking ideas, discover new interests, and network with industry pros.

Meet us in St. Louis, Missouri, once known as the "Gateway to the West." So, it is perfectly centered to make those connections even easier for members and attendees from all ends of the U.S. We look forward to linking up with you this October!

2022 Annual Conference
New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care

Date: November 3
Venue: CNM Workforce Training Center
City: Albuquerque

Information and Registration


20th Annual Northeast Home Health Leadership Summit

Sponsored by: State Associations of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (HCA), New York (HCP), Rhode Island, VNAs of Vermont

Dates: January 17-19

Venue: Revere Hotel, Boston


Information and Registration

FREE WEBINAR: NAHC President Bill Dombi Shares 2023 Industry Outlook

Hosted by Mike Dordick, Netsmart

Date: January 18
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 EST

Details and Registration

(Unable to attend? Register anyway to receive the recording.)

Discussion Topics:

Homecare 100 *

Presented by: Lincoln Healthcare Leadership

Date: January 22-25, 2023
Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes, FL

Registration Information

Your state or national association meeting or webinar not listed? Send the details to Conferences@RowanResources.com using this format:

Conference Title
Sponsoring Association
Hotel or Conference Center, City, State

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