Rowan Consulting Associates, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Tim Rowan after he served five years as CIO of a large Colorado home healthcare agency. Reluctant to leave the healthcare sector he had grown to love, Tim partnered with the leading home health technology consultant of the time and purchased "Home Care Automation Report" from its founding publisher. Over the next ten years, HCAR became the most authoritative and respected technology news source in home healthcare. Following the untimely passing of his mentor and business partner in 2009, Tim carried on their mission to gather, deliver and interpret news about home care technology, regulations, marketing, clinical tools, and other critical issues, now under the name "Home Care Technology Report." When the industry began using "The Rowan Report" as a shorthand nickname, we eventually gave in and relaunched HCTR as "Healthcare at Home: The Rowan Report" to reflect the changes in the industry and to encompass a broader range of topics.
MEET OUR TEAM
Founder and President Tim Rowan holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Loyola University, Chicago. After ten years in adult religious education positions, he moved to the computer and network hardware and software industry in the fledgling personal computer era, eventually landing back in adult education for a technical training firm. It was there that Tim was introduced to home healthcare through one of his training clients, who lured him aboard as their first CIO. A widower, father of four, step-father of three more, and grandfather of five, Tim lives in Colorado with his two dogs and spends his free time hiking through the Rockies. To submit story suggestions or comment on a current article: Tim@RowanResources.com
Kristin Girard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communication with a dual major in Advertising and Public Relations from Northern Arizona State University in 2013. She completed a Master of Science in Business Management and Marketing degree from the University of Maryland University College in 2017. She manages advertising sales and develops marketing strategies for The Rowan Report in addition to running her own marketing consulting business. She lives outside Phoenix with her two teenage children. To inquire about advertising opportunities: Kristin@RowanResources.com
Darcey Trescone, RN, BSN, writes news and analysis articles for clinicians. She spent years working as a hospital and then home care nurse before moving into the technology world as Director of Sales for a large home care software company. She spent some time as an industry consulting, first with Simione Consultants, then as an independent. She also designed a home health EMR and advised the developers of another software company. Today, in addition to covering clinical news for The Rowan Report, she finds herself back in school to earn another graduate degree. To submit clinical story suggestions to Darcey: Darcey@RowanResources.com
In addition to the popular weekly newsletter, Rowan Consulting Associates, Inc. offers additional services to home health, home care, and hospice providers.
The Home Care Technology Buyer's Guide is a free, automated database for healthcare at home providers that matches an agency's requirements to vendor products, provides a side-by-side comparison of selected products, and sends an automated RFI on request. Vendor categories include EMR, Telehealth, Telephony, Clinical Tools, HIPAA Support, Secure Messaging and Email Tools, Staff Recruiting and Retention Tools, and CRM Software.
Software Selection Consulting Services. Wading through today's array of hundreds of home healthcare technology companies is not a task anyone would advise you to undertake alone. Contracting with the wrong vendor is costly and time consuming. Ensure the right choice the first time with consulting services that help you select the software vendor that best suits your needs. Tim Rowan combines his 27 years of experience with that of clinical and organizational experts, custom selected for each assignment.
Rowan Consulting Associates is always pleased to talk with providers, investors, and tech companies about the industry and its needs. We never charge for 15-minute consultations. We run any press releases sent to us that are relevant to readers of our report.