Under the title "Thrive and grow in the face of today's realities: A Survival Guide for Home Health and Hospice Agencies," Allscripts has released a white paper lengthy enough to deserve the name "eBook." A free copy can be downloaded by clicking on the Allscripts ad on the front page of this week's Home Care Technology Report or by clicking here.
The document is succinct but comprehensive, with half of each page providing a description of a problem facing post-acute care providers and the other half proposing survival tips. The final two pages describe how Allscripts can help with implementing the tips but this minor promotion is worth it, considering the value of the rest of the document.
Tips include basic concepts such as re-evaluating and streamlining workflow, eliminating duplicated tasks, providing clinicians with up-to-the-minute patient condition reports, and how to prepare to shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment models. Some of the tips may feel like reminders of procedures you already know, but often, reminders are exactly what we need to make sure we continue to practice what we know. Other tips are forward-looking, into the new healthcare world being created by reform efforts.
You can read it in a single sitting. You may decide to post it in your lunch room. Either way, Allscripts could have elected to provide it to its own customers only. They are to be congratulated for sharing it with the industry.
April 23, 2015 - HEALTHCAREfirst announced last week that it has completed the acquisition of Deyta, LLC. The Springfield, Missouri-based software vendor said it plans to leverage the combined companies' collective analytic software products to offer home health
and hospice providers valuable insight into financial, operational and clinical data, including OASIS scrubbing and patient/family satisfaction (HCAHPS & HHCAHPS).
In addition to SaaS platform home health and hospice software, HEALTHCAREfirst delivers web-based business intelligence analytics, ICD-9/10 outsourced coding services, and outsourced billing services. Based in Louisville, KY, Deyta provides satisfaction and clinical quality measurement for home health and hospice, as well as decision support and business intelligence, hospice industry benchmarks and HHCAHPS.