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Longtime Health Care Leader Announces Red Book Hospice Care Planning App to Assist with Improving Care Planning and Individualization of Care

VENICE, Fla. – Marrelli & Associates, Inc. has announced the availability of the "Red Book Hospice Care Planning" app. This app supports simple, comprehensive, on-the-go development of care plans to help clinicians care for hospice patients and their caregivers.

Tina Marrelli told us the key feature of the app is to make creating care plans quick and efficient while still incorporating the best evidence-based practices for optimal, individualized care.

There is an optional in-app subscription to the Red Book Hospice Care Planning content, which includes complete model care plans for many conditions and hospice disciplines, as well as individual care topics, interventions and outcomes. The subscription content is based upon chapter four, "End of Life, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care" from Marrelli’s bestselling "Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement" (2018, 6th edition).

"Templating and merging makes it easy to build, save and reuse content, whether your own or from Red Book, and to compose unique, multi-condition plans to fit your patients' and families' individualized care needs," she added.

One reviewer put it this way. "Never before has the hospice industry seen an app to make life easier for the clinician while improving compliance like this one! Tina Marrelli simplifies the complex so attention can turn to the all-important area of patient care."

"Red Book Hospice Care Planning" is available for iOS and Android devices and is available at the following links:

The app and its content can be licensed and adapted to existing EMR/EHR systems.

About the author
Tina M. Marrelli, RN, MSN, MA, FAAN, has masters degrees in nursing and in health care administration. Marrelli worked in varied practice settings including hospitals, nursing homes and in public health before practicing and managing in home care and hospice organizations for many years. She also worked at CMS central office. Marrelli is President of Marrelli and Associates, Inc. ( and the Chief Clinical Officer for Innovative Caregiving Solutions LLC and e-Caregiving,


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