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When the Internet Touches Everything
If you are in business, if you use technology, it would be wise to familiarize yourself with -- and please excuse the cliché -- the next big thing. As reported in the new book, "Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things," by MIT Media Lab scientist David Rose, global networks of connected devices are becoming a standard, in healthcare as much as in other business and service sectors. What is "The Internet of Things?" It is a technology movement that home care agency and hospice owners and administrators must learn. It will become as critical as the mandate to become an expert in networking, mobile devices, telehealth, and HIPAA technologies.
HCTR Advertiser Interview Part 2: Homecare Homebase Chief Strategy Officer Maxwell Foresees New Technologies in 2015
Tom Maxwell, Chief Strategy Officer for Homecare Homebase, continues his conversation with staff reporter Liz Seegert this week — including his predictions on the growth of several new "hot" technologies.
CellTrak Releases Updated Mobile Platform
Time management, caregiver alerts, patient portals, care coordination and outcome management are some of the features added to CellTrak's line of mobile data solutions. As competition increases in the mHealth space, technological advances such as these will become more commonplace. Click here to read comments from CellTrak CEO Michael Wons and from two customers, Addus HealthCare and Amedisys, and for a link to a video about the new system.
Procura Group Reaches Milestone
The Procura Group of Companies announced this week that its mobile healthcare solution has achieved a milestone, surpassing the supported delivery of 3.4 million patients visits.
HCTR Advertiser Interview: Homecare Homebase Chief Strategy Officer Maxwell Eyes 2015 With Caution and Optimism

Despite proposed rule changes in face to face documentation, Tom Maxwell, chief strategy officer of Homecare Homebase thinks agencies cannot relax just yet — quite the opposite. Defensible documentation is vital. He shared some of his predictions about the state of the industry in the coming year with staff reporter Liz Seegert.

TeleStroke: Home Health Should Be Part of the Movement to Serve Stroke Patients with Technology
After a review of the statistics and some studies of current practices, Audrey Kinsella concludes that home health nurses and therapists equipped with telehealth systems can be far more effective caring for patients post-stroke than physicians, even specialists.
New Software Service Takes Aim at Slow Document Turnaround
Sending paper back and forth to physicians for signature is a bad habit that home care agencies should have been cured from a decade ago. It creates workflow bottlenecks and, in the long run, is many times more expensive than electronic alternatives, which have been available for years. To remind our readers of the folly of the fax and the misery of the mail, we asked staff writer Liz Seegert to profile one of the new companies trying to save you money...and headaches.
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