Volume 11, Number 20 September  21, 2022

Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

Lincoln Healthcare Leadership tried something new this month, and it mostly worked. The group behind Homecare 100 hosted a similar conference but devoted it entirely to technology. There were inspiring and informative presentations from some our industry's most respected technology leaders, including Dr. Joseph Kvedar, whose keynote on Remote Patient Monitoring as the solution to the staffing crisis we feature this week. 

Unlike HC100, this meeting, simply dubbed Home Care Tech, featured an exhibit hall. We spoke with most of the exhibitors and bring you highlights this week of the ones that offer technology solutions for recruiting and retention strategies. A technology conference as well-run and information packed as this one is sure to catch on, and we predict attendance will improve from year to year. Even with a light turnout this first year, most booth personnel we spoke with noted that those who did attend were high-level technology decision makers.




I sat down virtually with Sandata CEO Emmet O'Gara this week and asked him about his predictions for the next few years for our healthcare segment. In our recorded conversation, you will find him perhaps a little more relaxed and candid than a couple of his recent predecessors, but I found that made for a lively interview. Take a look for yourself and let me know if you agree. If you prefer, an audio-only version is available here.

For links to the entire series, and to our special interviews with Lindsay Doak about her analysis of the data gathered in BerryDunn's "National Healthcare at Home Best Practices Study," scroll down to this week's article headlines.




In addition to our two articles about the Home Care Tech conference highlights, be sure to open this issue's CMS News column. As Value-Based Purchasing becomes a reality, there will undoubtedly be many questions. We reprint the details of an upcoming webinar designed to answer those questions. Scroll down to open the announcement.


Worth the Trip

We hope to see you on the road this fall. My Director of Marketing and I will attend the NAHC Annual Meeting in St. Louis, October 23-25. Immediately afterward, I will catch up with newsletter sponsor AlayaCare at their user group meeting for a couple of days. I look forward to meeting all my subscribers who use one or more of their products. Looking ahead, I will be speaking about technologies for recruiting and retention at the New Mexico association's annual meeting in Albuquerque on November 3. 

North Carolina's Annual Leadership Conference is coming up next week in Wilmington. For my readers in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Minnesota Home Care Association's annual gathering will take place at Breezy Point on October 12-14. Lastly, one of the most interesting exhibitors I met at Lincoln Healthcare Leadership's HCT conference a couple weeks ago, CareXM, will present a free webinar titled, "Bandwidth, Not Burnout: Workforce Technologies To Combat Burnout in Home-Health and Hospice." Scroll down this page to our "Upcoming Events" column for details on all of these events.

Have a great week. Keep making a difference!

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Tim Rowan

New Staff Recruiting Technologies Featured at Lincoln Health's New Conference
First "Home Care Tech" conference attracts more vendors than providers. Theme emphasizes solving staff shortage crisis.

RPM Expert Suggests Changing Definition of RPM
Dr. Joseph Kvedar told Lincoln Health HCT attendees that Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Remote Patient Monitoring are the only way to cope with the worsening clinician shortage.

CMS News: HHVBP Instructional Webinar Announced
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Upcoming Events

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!

Bandwidth, Not Burnout: Workforce Technologies To Combat Burnout in Home-Health and Hospice

Free Webinar, presented by: CareXM

Speakers: - Kelli Carner, RN, BSN, BRMP, MHA, CBRM, Executive Director of Information Services, Providence Home and Community Care; Jeanette Dove, RN, MA, Executive VP & Chief Quality Officer Emeritus, Bristol Hospice and Founder/Principal, Engage Home-Health and Hospice Consultancy; Laurie Nelson, BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Services, CareXM

Date: September 28, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 EDT

Details and Registration

In our post-Pandemic world, higher percentages of operating budgets are going to "staffing." But in spending these extra dollars are we solving for triage chaos, improving both patient and clinician experiences?

Three expert clinician-managers – two from top-10 Home-Health and Hospice providers and one the from the company delivering Software with a Service solutions – will assess our current situation, point out what is needed for future development, and share their POV about what is available today to solve for triage chaos and sustainable, scalable growth, yielding Bandwidth, not Burnout.

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!

42nd Annual Conference

Presented by: Hospice & Palliative Care Association of NYS

Dates: November 2-3

Venue: Albany Marriott


Information and Registration



2022 Annual Conference
New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care

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

Information and Registration


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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