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Vendor Watch(2/1/2017)
— BlackTree Consulting partners with Relias Learning
— Catch him if you can. Abagnale to speak at HIMSS
Consumer Grade Tablets are Cheaper, Aren't They?(1/18/2017)
Cybernet makes a strong argument for spending a little more on your mobile devices in order to reduce overall costs.
Pennsylvania Home Care Provider Describes Her Ideal Tech Vendor(1/4/2017)
Visiting Angels franchisee Caryn Coff has a message about her software vendor.
Epic Lands Another Home Health Agency(11/30/2016)
California standalone not-for-profit says Epic will help it create interoperability of patient records with thousands of physicians and hundreds of hospitals.
From Riding Waves to Writing Code: The Optima Healthcare Solutions Story(11/16/2016)
"We just fell in love with old people." Company co-founder – and avid surfer – Steve Mackie invited HCTR to his Florida headquarters to meet his staff and hear the story behind Healthcare at Home's latest EMR entry.
Clear Theme Emerges at NAHC Meeting: "Come Together"(10/26/2016)
In our annual summary of what caught our eye in the NAHC exhibit hall, we detected not only new software but also an important new trend. The presence of so many skilled nursing facility and senior living providers may indicate they are telling us it is time for pre- and post-acute providers of all types to start working together.
Time Marches On; Progress Leaves Dial-Up Internet Behind(9/14/2016)
Does anyone still use dial-up modems? If so, this news is for you.
Wanda Combines Remote Monitoring with Data Analytics (8/31/2016)
UCLA researchers help Silicon Valley company combine remote patient monitoring with data analytics.
From UCLA to Johns Hopkins, RPM System Released After 12 Years of Tests(8/31/2016)
Disappointed in how health systems were abusing their data analytics system, startup Wanda turned to healthcare at home providers to carry out their mission to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Zoe Heart Monitor Takes Deep Dive(8/24/2016)
NASA selects in-home style fluid status monitor for undersea simulations of outer-space conditions.
HHA Deploys Zoom Video Communications Over Kubi Robot(8/3/2016)
What do you do with a tablet-based patient communication system when the patient cannot hold it or speak through it? Connect it to a robot! This healthcare at home agency is changing lives with such a system.
Many Hospices Not Taking The NOE Problem Seriously(7/20/2016)
It may be that some of the mechanics of how to comply with CMS's Notice of Eligibility rule are unclear. We spoke with the CEO of a hospice software vendor to gain some clarification.
ChartaCloud Announces Agreement to Introduce OperaCare(7/20/2016)
"Don't submit what you can't defend," warns longtime OASIS trainer, marking the release of clinical guidance software built from his 17-year journey.
Fueled by $12M Investment, Consolo Services Group Aims to Transform Hospice Software Market(6/29/2016)
In a crowded field of hospice EMR providers, Consolo has its sites set on the front row with mileage management, business intelligence, and data analytics.
Cedars-Sinai and HomeHero Partner to Launch "Safe Transition Home"(6/22/2016)
New program provides safe rides and transitions for patients between hospital and home as Cedars-Sinai invests in HomeHero.
Three New Problem Solving Technologies Worth a Close Look(6/8/2016)
— Medalogix CEO Explains Rationale Behind Company's Third Product
— CMS is Managing NOEs All Wrong. This App Stops Hospice Losses
— CaptureProof Introduces Smart Medical Camera
Sixth Annual New Product & Technology Awards® Recognize Innovative Products for Seniors(5/4/2016)
The Mature Market Resource Center’s sixth annual New Product & Technology Awards® competition will accept entries beginning Monday, May 2. Complete details about the awards and a PDF copy of the 2016 Call for Entries brochure can be found here.
Following Acquisition, Parent Kindred Adopts Gentiva's Point-of-Care Software(4/20/2016)
Thanks to careful management and adaptable software, there were two titans but no clash.
Software Sales Vets Start Education Service(4/20/2016)
Educational service for healthcare will be modeled after Netflix.
HCTR New Product Review: Firms Bring Safety and Convenience to Field Clinicians(4/6/2016)
Two concerns of people who work on the road are safety and how to turn a car into an office. We found two new companies at the VNAA meeting last week with thoroughly impressive solutions.
Care Coordination Tech Company Expanding from Senior Care into Healthcare at Home(3/30/2016)
Every patient, every day. Care coordination and patient engagement tech company Medocity hires Healthcare at Home veteran to guide its expansion into the in-home care market.
Anti-Microbial Tablet Released at HIMSS(3/9/2016)
Cybernet Rx is a new mobile device for healthcare workers. Released last week at HIMSS, it is a Windows tablet with Gorilla Glass and an anti-microbial, washable coating.
HHS Secretary Talks Interoperability to HIMSS Audience(3/2/2016)
HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell reveals new Federal plans to give patients access to their own records.
Healthcare Not Well Prepared for Cyber Attacks(3/2/2016)
Report reveals healthcare organizations are hit by hackers every three months; patient medical records are their prime target. BA agreements are often ineffective.
New Analytics Tool Risk-Stratifies Patients Likely to Return to Home Healthcare(3/2/2016)
If you knew which patients were likely to return after discharge in a week or a month, would you call them from time to time so they remember who you are?

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