Home Care Tech Reporthttp://homecaretechreport.com/Your weekly source for home care technology newsen-usNoninvasive Medical Technologies Asked to Help With Ebolahttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198610/29/2014Tim RowanTim Rowan]]>Brightree Unveils Next Generation iPad App for Field Clinicianshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198710/29/2014Tim RowanGerman Publishing Firm Acquires Relias Learninghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198310/22/2014Tim RowanLouisville Home Care Provider to Implement ContinuLinkhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198510/22/2014Tim RowanRelias Learning Announces 28 New Courses for Home Health Organizationshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197910/15/2014Tim RowanKinematix Introduces "ORTHOMONiTOR," Wearable Technology for Stroke Patientshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198010/15/2014Tim RowanPlayMaker CRM Partners with Growth Equity Firmhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198110/15/2014Tim RowanVendor Watch: What to Look for at NAHC Exhibit Hallhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=198210/15/2014Tim RowanProcura Releases HR Documentation Frameworkhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197410/8/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197510/8/2014Tim RowanActivePERS™, a combination personal emergency response and telemonitoring system.
— Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for software applications eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion. ]]>
Partners’ Healthcare Connected Health Symposium Will Be Home Care Oriented This Yearhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197610/8/2014Tim RowanHCTR Product Review: Citrix ShareFilehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197710/8/2014Tim Rowan]]>Gentiva Agrees to $1.8 Billion Takeover Offer from Kindred Healthcarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197810/8/2014Tim RowanPopular Hospice Film Nominated for Regional Emmy Awardhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197110/1/2014Tim RowanDid Epic Flaw Risk Ebola Outbreak?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197210/1/2014Tim RowanPattern of Delayed VA Physician Signatures Costs Home Healthcare Providers Millionshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=197310/1/2014Tim RowanVNAA Sees New Beginning in Home Healthcare for Remote Patient Monitoringhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19679/24/2014Tim RowanMichigan Merger Creates Nation's Largest Health Information Exchangehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19689/24/2014Tim RowanKeeping Seniors Safer at Home Will Benefit Home Health Industryhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19699/24/2014Tim Rowan]]>Abbott Diabetes Care Releases Glucose Monitoring System with No Pinpricking, No Daily Blood Drawhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19709/24/2014Tim RowanCellTrak Releases Updated Mobile Platformhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19519/17/2014Tim RowanWhen the Internet Touches Everythinghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19549/17/2014Tim RowanHCTR Advertiser Interview Part 2: Homecare Homebase Chief Strategy Officer Maxwell Foresees New Technologies in 2015http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19629/17/2014Tim RowanProcura Group Reaches Milestonehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19669/17/2014Tim RowanPrinceton Researchers Measure Blood Sugar with Lasershttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19529/10/2014Tim RowanTeleStroke: Home Health Should Be Part of the Movement to Serve Stroke Patients with Technologyhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19599/10/2014Tim RowanNew Software Service Takes Aim at Slow Document Turnaroundhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19609/10/2014Tim RowanHCTR Advertiser Interview: Homecare Homebase Chief Strategy Officer Maxwell Eyes 2015 With Caution and Optimismhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19619/10/2014Tim RowanDespite 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.

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Legislators and Other VIPs to Address National Health IT Week Eventhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19579/3/2014Tim RowanVNAA Urges CMS to Reconsider Rate Cuts and Burdensome Regulations That Limit Access to Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19589/3/2014Tim RowanReimbursement Expert Delivers Stern Message to CMS Regarding 2015 Ruleshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19639/3/2014Tim RowanWhy Is It So Difficult To Get VA Physician Signatures? Our Early Survey Resultshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19649/3/2014Tim RowanThe Impact of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries on Medicare Home Healthhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19538/27/2014Tim RowanFree HIPAA Webinar Series Announced http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19558/27/2014Tim RowanVA Physicians Not Signing Required Documents; A Growing Problem in Home Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19568/27/2014Tim RowanMillions in Tax Credits Available to Employers; Most Leave it on the Tablehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19488/20/2014Tim RowanFDA Posts New Rules for In-Home Medical Deviceshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19498/20/2014Tim RowanWhat is Your Patient Data Worth...on the Black Market?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19508/20/2014Tim RowanYou Can Drive Across A State Line, But Do Not Administer an Aspirin When You Get Therehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19458/13/2014Tim RowanTwo Online Training Users Relate Stories of Streamlined Processes and Happy Surveyorshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19468/13/2014Tim RowanJudith Peacock, RN, could write the book on how not to do staff training. Instead of writing that book, she hired an online training service that completely turned her New York hospice operation around...and slashed training costs at the same time.

Compliance Managers Andrea Sparks and Jenny Wilder used to dread surveyor visits to their Texas hospice. Now, instead of manually tracking training records and printing endless reams, they print a simple monthly course completion report for each employee, drop it into their personnel file, and show it to surveyors as soon as they request it. The result: no more surveyor training questions or challenges...none.

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HIPAA Expert Guides VNS Through Breach Incident Without Fines or Penaltieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19478/13/2014Tim RowanFREE: Online Training for Hospice Volunteershttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19408/6/2014Tim RowanGentiva's 2nd Quarter Profits Exceed Forecastshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19418/6/2014Tim RowanClosing Emergency Rooms Raises Mortality Ratehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19428/6/2014Tim RowanVendor Watch: GrandCare Systems Replaces Several Executiveshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19438/6/2014Tim RowanCMS News: RACs are Backhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19448/6/2014Tim RowanKinnser Acquires Private Duty Software Developer ADLwarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19398/5/2014Tim RowanWhy Do We Need Healthcare Reform? How the U.S. System Compares with Other Nationshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19357/30/2014Tim RowanHospice of Southwest Ohio Merges High Tech with High Touchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19367/30/2014Tim RowanNew Product Review: Sengistix Patient Safety Monitoringhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19377/30/2014Tim RowanHow Healthcare Lobbying Works – Or Doesn't Work – in Washingtonhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19387/30/2014Tim RowanAOD Software Acquires Stratis Business Systems; Joe Kraus and Entire Team to Stay Onhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19307/16/2014Tim RowanMedicare Advantage Plans Accused of Padding Profitshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19317/16/2014Tim RowanSeniors' Demand Will Trump Both Telehealth Availability and Payer Reluctancehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19327/16/2014Tim RowaniHealthBeat has generated reaction from a wide spectrum of telehealth advocates. Interviews with industry leaders and advocates, analyzed here by staff writer Audrey Kinsella, reveal hope, optimism, and frustration.]]>Insights Into CMS's Next F2F Proposal: An Interview with Elizabeth Hoguehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19337/16/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19347/16/2014Tim RowanFormer Software Company Executive Creates App of the Futurehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19277/9/2014Tim RowanIs It Time to Develop Palliative Care Services?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19287/9/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19297/9/2014Tim Rowanfirst to partner
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Hospice Data Tells the Real Story in Rebuttal to Recent Horror Stories http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19236/25/2014Tim RowanRecent sensationalist articles appearing in the Washington Post and online in the Huffington Post told the anecdotes of a few individuals' negative experiences with two or three hospices. These attempts to smear an entire category of caregivers with a couple of anecdotes grabbed the attention of every hospice provider, as well as of one Barbara Rosenblum, Founder and CEO of Strategic Healthcare Programs. As the owner of a massive database of organized home care and hospice data, she is uniquely qualified to answer anecdotes with statistics.

And answer she did this week in her personal blog: e.g. "SHP's data and other studies show that hospice care reduces costs and, as evaluated by consumers, consistently provides high quality care." Grateful for her permission, we reprint Barbara's entire response here. If there is a chance that anyone will ever quote the two Posts' "exposés" to you, you need to be able to quote back this eloquent dissertation on the facts.

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Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19246/25/2014Tim Rowan— Briggs Healthcare® partners with Blackbean Software
— Carewell Alliance of HIT vendors welcomes Brightree as first post-acute member]]>
CMS Yields to Pressure, Backs Off on Major Physician F2F Documentation Requirementhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19256/25/2014Tim RowanSoftware Vendors Meet Hospice July 1 Regulatory Obligationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19266/25/2014Tim RowanSurvey Reveals Frustration with CMS Face-to-Face Rulings, Poorly Trained Contractorshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19186/11/2014Tim RowanVNAA Releases Next "Blueprint for Excellence" for Hospice and Palliative Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19216/11/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19226/11/2014Tim RowanClinicians' Corner: Stabilizing Health and Reducing Hospitalizations via Noninvasive Zo Measurementhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19196/4/2014Tim RowanSurviving HHAs Will be Characterized by Communication and Collaborationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19206/4/2014Tim RowanRelias Learning Launches Comprehensive Palliative Care Content Libraryhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19176/4/2014Tim RowanPricey Report Forecasts Home Care Growth, Profiles A Few Software Vendorshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19135/28/2014Tim RowanVisiting Nurse Service of New York CIO Talks About Selecting Delta Health Technologieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19145/28/2014Tim RowanCrescendo from Delta Health Technologies raised a few eyebrows so we asked him to talk with us about it. You will find his answers to our questions enlightening, a look into the decision process of one of home care's leading IT professionals.]]>Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19155/28/2014Tim Rowan— Corridor Group Announces New CEO]]>Sales Success Means Meeting Partner Needshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19095/21/2014Tim RowanCMS News: Shared Savings Program Application Instructions; Hospice Item Set Assistancehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19105/21/2014Tim Rowan— Hospices must begin collecting Hospice Item Set data July 1 to avoid reduction in FY 2016 annual payment update. See links to CMS instructions here, plus a helpful free resource from a top hospice consulting firm.]]>Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19115/21/2014Tim Rowan— CellTrak launches mobile app for BlackBerry 10]]>Runzheimer Software's CareViz Takes Aim at Common Scheduling Problemshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19125/21/2014Tim RowanSimione Healthcare Consultants and PlayMaker CRM Launch Only CRM + Sales Training for the Home Health and Hospice Industryhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19055/14/2014Tim RowanBrightree® Strengthens Integrated ePurchasing Relationship with McKesson Medical-Surgical to Help HME Providers Reduce Operational Costshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19065/14/2014Tim RowanDallas Hospital Wins Grant to Build Information Exchange Portalhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19075/14/2014Tim RowanOhio Hospice Solves Operational Challenges in Delivery of Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19085/14/2014Tim RowanProcura Announces Majority Investment from Carrick Capital Partnershttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19005/7/2014Tim RowanCMS News: Registration for Hospice User IDs Begins May 19http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19015/7/2014Tim RowanHospice Item Set Admission Record and a Hospice Item Set Discharge Record for each patient admitted on or after July 1, 2014. This article provides details and links to CMS resources.]]>Delta Health Technologies Names New VP of Saleshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19035/7/2014Tim RowanNew and Familiar on Display at 2014 American Telemedicine Association Meetinghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=19045/7/2014Tim RowanOld Weapon, New Teeth: Let's Play "Potential Jeopardy"http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18974/30/2014Tim RowanState Surveyors Join the Effort to Shutter Weakest Home Healthcare Agencieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18984/30/2014Tim Rowan<a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JDSCKLQ" target="_blank">Click here to respond to our survey about efforts to close home healthcare agencies</a>http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18994/30/2014Tim Rowanhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JDSCKLQ]]>Cisneros Delivers Hard Truths About Home Care's Futurehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18944/23/2014Tim RowanHCTR Product Review: Citrix "ShareFile" Solves Email's HIPAA Problemhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18954/23/2014Tim RowanVendor Watch: New Ways to Hire and Train Staffhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18964/23/2014Tim Rowan— Briggs Healthcare Announces Partnership with 'myCNAjobs']]>First Healthcare in Transition Seminar Leaves Attendees With a Plan to Thrivehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18894/16/2014Tim RowanNew PERS Companies Knocking at Home Care's Doorhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18904/16/2014Tim RowanMedicare Administrator Who Did Not Believe in Home Care Departs CMShttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18914/16/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18924/16/2014Tim Rowan— Axxess releases mobile app for iOS and Android]]>Largest Not-For-Profit Home Care Agency Selects Delta Health Technologieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18864/2/2014Tim RowanThe Benefits of Disruption: An HCTR Interview with Dr. Andrey Ostrovskyhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18874/2/2014Tim RowanClinicians, Are You Asking <i>All</i> the Right Questions?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18884/2/2014Tim RowanFormer Kaiser Physician Explains How to Become A High-Performing Post-Acute Partnerhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18823/26/2014Tim RowanHealthcare in Transition seminar on April 14. His message, what ACOs are looking for in post-acute partners, will speak frankly about home care agencies that will survive and those that will not in the reform era. Staff writer Liz Seegert spoke with him this week in his San Diego office to get a preview of his important presentation.]]>Data Interoperability, Crucial to Home Care Agency Survivalhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18833/26/2014Tim RowanHealthcare in Transition seminar, technology specialist Mike Deck and Michigan Health Information Exchange director Greg Cavanaugh will explain the nuances and advantages of HIE participation. Here, staff writer Liz Seegert speaks with Mike Deck about the highlights of his message.]]>Louisiana Hospice Improves Care Coordination with Mobile Technologyhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18843/26/2014Tim RowanSeriously? House Votes to Delay ICD-10 Yet Another Yearhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18853/26/2014Tim RowanHealthWyse Names New CEOhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18783/19/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18793/19/2014Tim Rowan— Independa's Remote Care Model featured in CAST Leading Age Technology selection tool]]>CMS News: Some Hospice Patients May Receive Simultaneous Palliative and Curative Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18803/19/2014Tim RowanCMS News: Application Period for Bundling Demonstration Project Reopenedhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18813/19/2014Tim RowanNo Clear Answer on RAC Suspensionshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18743/5/2014Tim RowanMEDPac Entertains Proposal to Impose Readmission Penalties on Home Healthcarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18753/5/2014Tim RowanDallas Home Care Agency Finds Success With Procurahttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18763/5/2014Tim RowanAnkota Unveils New Software to Help Control 30-Day Readmissionshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18773/5/2014Tim RowanNew Mobile Technology Makes Readmission Waves at HIMSShttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18702/26/2014Tim RowanSullivan Institute and WEDI Announce Formation of Patient Experience Councilhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18712/26/2014Tim RowanMedication Tracking Simplified by New Medical Apphttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18722/26/2014Tim RowanCMS News: Open Door Forum Set for March 5http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18732/26/2014Tim RowanDelta Health Technologies Recognized as "Functionality and Development" Leader in KLAS Homecare Reporthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18682/19/2014Tim RowanVNA Receives Grant for Care Transition Programhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18692/19/2014Tim RowanALJ Suspension Did Not Have to Happenhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18632/5/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18642/5/2014Tim Rowan— Philips promotes home healthcare group leader to North American CEO]]>Pamlico Capital Acquires Telehealth Services Provider VRIhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18652/5/2014Tim RowanHospital Partnerships More Vital Than Everhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18662/5/2014Tim RowanLHC Group Acquires Deaconess HomeCare from BioScriphttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18672/5/2014Tim RowanBREAKING NEWS: 2013 Best in KLAS Award for Home Health Software Goes To...http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18591/29/2014Tim RowanNDoc home health and hospice software application, received the coveted "Best in KLAS" rating for its customer support as well as its product features.]]>Sansio Merges with Portable Defribrillator Inventor Physio-Control Inc.http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18601/29/2014Tim RowanALJ Appeals on Hold; All Agencies at Riskhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18611/29/2014Tim RowanBlacktree Healthcare Consulting Tackles 401(k) Hidden Fees, Finds Solutionhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18621/29/2014Tim RowanGentiva Rolls Out Point-of-Care Software to 264 Branches in 10 Weekshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18551/22/2014Tim RowanSimione Healthcare Consultants Acquires Boyd and Nicholashttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18561/22/2014Tim RowanElectronic Signature System Helps VNA of Cape Cod Reduce Cost and Improve Cash Flowhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18571/22/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18581/22/2014Tim Rowan— New National Coordinator to speak at HIMSS next month
— Bosch Healthcare announces partnerships with GreatCall and Remedy Health Media ]]>
Why Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V Can Land Your Agency in Deep Trouble With the OIGhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18501/15/2014Tim RowanCMS News: <em>Jimmo v. Sebelius</em> Case Reins in Improper Payment Denialshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18511/15/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18521/15/2014Tim Rowan— Availity Announces ICD-10 Readiness
— BlackTree opens Clinical Consulting division]]>
123 New Accountable Care Organizations Namedhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18531/15/2014Tim RowanBrightree Acquires Strategic ARhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18541/15/2014Tim RowanRelias Learning Acquires Hospice Education Networkhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18471/8/2014Tim RowanBrightree Announces Strategic Agreement with Physician Practice Software Provider, athenahealthhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18481/8/2014Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18491/8/2014Tim Rowan — CellTrak Staff Volunteers Feed Hundreds During Holidays
— HEALTHCAREfirst Releases Free PECOS Verification Tool
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Massachusetts ACO Finds Success by Partnering with Home Healthhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184412/11/2013Tim RowanCMS News: 2014 Hospice Item Set Data Submission Rules Explained http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184512/11/2013Tim RowanMedication Reminder Pendant Sufficiently Annoying to Be Effectivehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184612/11/2013Tim RowanCMS News: Open Door Forum to Discuss New Hospice Information Sethttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184012/4/2013Tim RowanNew Mobile Pathways App Moves Clinical Decision Support to the Fieldhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184112/4/2013Tim RowanHome Care Steps Pathways and CoSteps into electronic form.]]>Predictive Modeling System Identifies At-Risk Patients, Helps Agencies Cut Readmission Rateshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184212/4/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=184312/4/2013Tim Rowan— Interim franchisee implements Procura software]]>Hearst Corporation Acquires Homecare Homebase; April Anthony to Remain as CEOhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183512/2/2013Tim RowanExclusive HCTR Interview: Bill Dombi Talks MedPAC, Technology, Baby Boomershttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183611/27/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183711/27/2013Tim Rowan — Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500™ Ranks Kinnser Software 135th Fastest Growing Company in North America
— HomecareCRM releases "predictive intelligence" module]]>
Notable Letters to Congress: Hospital Groups Demand Start to ICD-10 Tests, End to Medicaid Cuts http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183811/27/2013Tim RowanConnected Care, Continuous Care, Better Care: New Technologies From Partners' Connected Health Symposiumhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183911/27/2013Tim RowanExclusive HCTR Interview: Bill Dombi Talks Rebasing, Telehealth, Thinking Out of the Medicare Boxhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182711/20/2013Tim RowanVNAA Lashes Out at CMS; Says Rebasing Will Harm Patients, Raise Medicare Costshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182811/20/2013Tim RowanAging 2.0 Announces Launch of GENerator, for Entrepreneurs Focused on the 50+ Markethttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183211/20/2013Tim RowanTime Warner to Provide Telehealth for Cleveland Clinichttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183311/20/2013Tim RowanRegion 4 ZPIC Misinterprets Rules, Draws Irehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=183411/20/2013Tim RowanAn Open Letter to Judith R. Faulkner, CEO, Epic Systemshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182411/13/2013Tim RowanCMS News: Stiffer Sanctions, Tougher Surveys and Harsher Penaltieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182511/13/2013Tim RowanExpansion in VNAA's Future? An Interview with CEO Tracey Moorheadhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182611/13/2013Tim RowanFazzi's State of the Industry Address Brings Some Surprises...and A Warning!http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181711/6/2013Tim Rowanmust be in the top third in patient outcomes and care quality scores in your market area in order to survive through the healthcare reform era. This was the warning issued at NAHC's closing session by industry researcher Dr. Robert Fazzi. He based his warning on findings from his 2013 State of the Industry Report.]]>NAHC Keynote Speaker Tells Home Care How to Solve U.S. Healthcare Crisishttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181811/6/2013Tim RowanBrightree Unveils iPad Point-of-Care Application, Business Intelligence Dashboardhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181911/6/2013Tim RowanNAHC Meeting Opening Session Speakers Put on Brave Face for Sparse Crowdhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182211/6/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=182311/6/2013Tim Rowan— NAHC affiliate National Council on Medicaid Home Care has created a Business Associate member category and announced ContinuLink as its first member
— CCRC "Without Walls" leader Kendal at Home taps Independa]]>
Keeping Seniors Independent: It All Makes Perfect Cents; An Interview With Dr. Jay Sandershttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181310/23/2013Tim RowanRobots Are Monitoring California Hospice Patientshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181410/23/2013Tim RowanPatient Centered Care: A Call to Evolve Healthcarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181510/23/2013Tim RowanCellTrak at NAHC 2013http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181610/23/2013Tim RowanNational Movement Needs Your Help Reversing Epidemic of F2F-Based Denialshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180910/16/2013Tim Rowan

The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice urgently requests your help gathering solid data to present to CMS. The link to their survey is in this article. PLEASE take a moment to help the industry and help yourself.]]>Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181010/16/2013Tim Rowan— Medical Services of America Selects Allscripts Homecare
— Allscripts Homecare software selected by South Carolina's Medical Services of America]]>
Ways and Means Committee Gives Preview of New Bundled Payment Systemshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181110/16/2013Tim RowanDoes Granddad Wander? Here Are Two Technology Solutionshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=181210/16/2013Tim RowanAgency Owner's Strong Convictions Lead to Home Care Technology Conferencehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180510/9/2013Tim RowanNew Online Training Company Has A Familiar Lookhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180610/9/2013Tim RowanContinuLink Introduces Blueprint to Improved Patient Care Outcomeshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180710/9/2013Tim RowanCareDesign, a new tool within its home healthcare software system. It supports clinical workflow by helping home care agencies customize their care plan's problems, interventions and goals.]]>Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180810/9/2013Tim Rowan— Health Portal Solutions Announces Telemedicine Partnership with CareClix
— Care Technology Systems Names Chief Operating Officer]]>
Commission Calls for More Home Care Staff Pay, No Homebound Requirement, Public Fundinghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180110/2/2013Tim RowanThe bipartisan Federal Commission on Long Term Care issued its final report to Congress on September 18. In part two of her analysis, staff writer Liz Seegert identifies the report's encouraging recommendations: remove the homebound requirement, count "observation days" toward the 3-day in-patient requirement, or eliminate the 3-day in-patient requirement altogether.

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JAMA Author Promotes Home Healthcare As Primary Solutionhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180210/2/2013Tim RowanVNAA Releases Free "Blueprint for Excellence" Toolhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180310/2/2013Tim RowanProcura Partners With New Patient Education Technology Vendor, Incendanthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=180410/2/2013Tim RowanFederal Commission Recommends More Home and Community Care to Meet Aging Crisishttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17989/25/2013Tim RowanBosch Healthcare and Remedy Health Media Partner to Develop Monitors for Non-Homebound Patientshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17999/25/2013Tim RowanExpert Brings Education Strategies to Home Healthcare Staff Traininghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18009/25/2013Tim RowanProvider Consolidation Accelerating: Gentiva Acquires Harden Home Healthcare Serviceshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17959/18/2013Tim RowanIntegrating Home Care EHR Systems with Customer Relationship Management Software Requires Cooperation on Both Sideshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17969/18/2013Tim RowanSHP Releases Tenth Data Interface for Hospice Home Care As CMS Moves Closer to Public Reportinghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17979/18/2013Tim RowanPartners Healthcare Symposium to Emphasize Patient Engagement Strategies and Technologieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17919/11/2013Tim RowanCan a Nursing Home Without Walls Address the Caregiving Shortage?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17929/11/2013Tim RowanOne Less Home Care Bad Guy: Detroit Medicare Fraud Gets 50 Months, $11M Finehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17939/11/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17949/11/2013Tim Rowan— CellTrack awarded Canadian patent]]>Yale Study: Communication Gap Between Hospital and Community Physicians Leads to Readmissionshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17889/4/2013Tim RowanManaged Care Reduces Readmissions with Home Health Serviceshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17899/4/2013Tim RowanA Technology That Saved $1,225 Per Discharged Patient: The Telephonehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17909/4/2013Tim RowanOnly Electronic Systems, Not Paper, Can Solve Growing Face–to–Face Documentation Problem http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17868/28/2013Tim Rowanand get it signed and delivered on time?]]>Questioning Accepted Wisdom: When Is Evidence-Based Practice Not the Best Practice?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17878/28/2013Tim RowanHealthcare Intelligence Network Telehealth Survey Reveals Surprising Trendshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17828/21/2013Tim RowanSecure Video Communication System Opens New Telehealth Optionhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17838/21/2013Tim RowanNew CHAP CEO Sets Ambitious Course, Centered Around Advanced Software Systemhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17848/21/2013Tim RowanEmployee-Owned HHA Sets Quality Bar High in New Mexicohttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17858/21/2013Tim RowanVital Signs Monitoring Market Worth Nearly $4.4 Billion by 2018http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17758/14/2013Tim RowanBREAKING NEWS: Medtronic Acquires Cardiocomhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17788/14/2013Tim RowanRisky Procrastination: Too Many Covered Entities Have Not Completed A HIPAA Risk Assessmenthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17798/14/2013Tim Rowanafter you have experienced a breach and met with the CMS enforcement agency. If you still think the chance of a breach is remote, talk with your colleague in Vermont who had a Netbook computer stolen out of a nurse's home last month.]]>Consulting Firm Simplifies HIPAA Compliancehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17808/14/2013Tim Rowan