Home Care Tech Reporthttp://homecaretechreport.com/Your weekly source for home care technology newsen-usLargest Not-For-Profit Home Care Agency Selects Delta Health Technologieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=18864/2/2014Tim RowanTim Rowan]]>The 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 RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17818/14/2013Tim Rowan— Kinnser to offer hospice solution by the end of the year]]>Independent Conference Promoter Schedules First Annual New England Summithttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17768/7/2013Tim RowanAllscripts Announces Second Quarter 2013 Resultshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17778/7/2013Tim RowanProvider Frustration Erupts at PGBA Education Sessionhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17738/7/2013Tim RowanAnalysis by Editor Tim Rowan
The Face-to-Face documentation rule is not achieving its intended goal, restraining Medicare fraud. It is doing nothing other than increasing the number of payment denials to honest agencies that cannot get their referring physicians to find the right wording. This is the message delivered in no uncertain terms this week to two PGBA educators, who may have known what kind of a lion's den they were walking into but came prepared with no satisfying answers.]]>
New Report Challenges Basic Assumptions About Reforming Payment in Health Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17748/7/2013Tim RowanThornberry's NDoc Becomes First Home Care-Only Application To Earn CCHIT Certificationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17687/31/2013Tim RowanHospice Movie Gaining Traction, Winning Awardshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17697/31/2013Tim RowanConsider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject. Get it from your library or buy it from Amazon but be sure not to miss it.]]>Delta Health Technologies® Launches New Online Portalhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17707/31/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17727/31/2013Tim Rowan— Illinois County Selects CellTrak in Order to Comply With New EVV Regulations.]]>Introducing Information Technology as a Servicehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17657/24/2013Tim RowanNew CHAP CEO Introducedhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17667/24/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17677/24/2013Tim Rowanfirst to host free webinar on 2014 proposed regulatory changes
— ContinuLink names new Chief Strategy Officer]]>
Yes, Virginia, Inadequate Risk Assessments Are Threatening Your HIPAA Compliancehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17617/17/2013Tim RowanEngaging and Empowering Patients for Better Health Outcomeshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17627/17/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17647/17/2013Tim RowanCRM Wars Update: Federal Judge Orders HomecareCRM and Playmaker CRM into Mediationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17577/16/2013Tim RowanHome Telehealth Comes Under Fire...Againhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17547/10/2013Tim RowanRemote Vital Sign Monitoring – Not Everyone's Cup of Teahttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17557/10/2013Tim RowanVendor Consolidation Continues: Mediware Acquires Fifth Home Care Software Companyhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17567/10/2013Tim Rowan
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    New Technology Vendor Review: Video Patient Education System Drives HHA's Readmissions Down, HH-CAHPS Uphttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17516/26/2013Tim RowanHIPAA Survey Report #5: Preventing and Detecting Breacheshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17526/26/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17536/26/2013Tim Rowan— Mobile PHR Helps Prevent Diabetes in At-Risk Young Adults]]>CMS Makes Drastic Changes to the Way Your Hospital Readmission Rate is Calculated; You Must Adapthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17486/19/2013Tim RowanMcKesson Survey Reveals Physicians' Need for Post-Acute Supporthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17496/19/2013Tim RowanTelephone Talks with Nurse Can Reduce Hospital Re-admissions, Study Findshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17506/19/2013Tim RowanDSS Corporation Enables Client/Server Software Vendors to Offer Software as a Servicehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17456/12/2013Tim RowanHIPAA Survey Analysis Part 4: Are Mobile Devices Putting your Agency at Risk?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17466/12/2013Tim RowanSangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care Expands Usage of Mobile Healthcare Solutionhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17476/12/2013Tim RowanNew Software Links Home Care and Hospital Patient Datahttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17416/5/2013Tim RowanBrightree CEO Discusses Plans for CareAnywarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17426/5/2013Tim RowanHIPAA Survey Analysis Part 3: The Oops Factor; Common Errors That Cause Expensive Breacheshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17436/5/2013Tim RowanProcura Joins Fundraising Effort for Pediatric Foundationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17446/5/2013Tim RowanCode S9110 Can Be Used for Home Telehealth Reimbursementhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17375/29/2013Tim RowanPatient Engagement: New to Healthcare, Not to Home Healthcarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17385/29/2013Tim RowanWhat's New? "Patient Engagement"http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17395/29/2013Tim RowanAre You Using Your Non-Clinical Caregivers Properly? http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17405/29/2013Tim Rowansome home care providers. Guest writer Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, suggests the ACA means it is time to build bridges.]]>HIPAA Survey Report #2: Breach Incidents Lower in Home Care and Hospice Than Across Healthcarehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17325/22/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17335/22/2013Tim Rowan— McKesson announces major clinical release
    — HomecareCRM moves toward Long Term Care]]>
    Viterion TeleHealthcare Sold from Germany's Bayer to Japan's NSDhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17345/22/2013Tim RowanBREAKING NEWS: HCTR Editor Arrestedhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17355/22/2013Tim RowanVNA of Cape Cod Adopts Physician-Created Physician Portal from SutureSignhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17365/22/2013Tim RowanTelehealth Reimbursement: Cigna Steps Up Before Medicare Doeshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17295/15/2013Tim RowanHCTR HIPAA Survey: Few Breaches, Weak Training Common in Home Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17305/15/2013Tim RowanSocial Media Can Help Home Healthcare and Hospice Organizationshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17315/15/2013Tim RowanNew Study Shows Personal Health Records Lead to Improved Health and Engagement for Seniors with Coronary Diseaseshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17245/1/2013Tim RowanCareAnyware Introduces Enhanced Hospice Capabilities at NHPCO 2013http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17265/1/2013Tim RowanMobile Applications: Long List of Benefits to Home Healthcare Agencieshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17275/1/2013Tim Rowan
    Editor's note: This article was submitted by a representative of one of our HCTR advertisers. If you would like to submit an article from within your area of expertise, write to editor@homecaretechreport.com. Submissions from advertisers and non-advertisers are given equal consideration.]]>
    Kaiser Permanente CIO Predicts "Dramatic" Shift in Care Delivery with Direct Home Health Impacthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17285/1/2013Tim RowanPediatrics: A Glimpse into the Future of Home Healthcare?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17254/24/2013Tim RowanHome Health Now Has Its Own Professional Connectivity Sitehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17214/24/2013Tim RowanWill Home Care Be Invited to Partner with ACOs? – Booz & Co. Analyst Offers A Definite "It Depends"http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17224/24/2013Tim RowanNHPCO Meeting Features Multiple Vendor Product Announcementshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17234/24/2013Tim Rowanfirst drew attention in Maryland this week with new releases and product enhancements aimed at hospice providers.]]>Home Care Must Be Present to Be Heardhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17174/17/2013Tim RowanTelehealth and "Big Medicine"http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17184/17/2013Tim RowanACA May Reduce the Number of Adults Delaying Care Due to Costhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17194/17/2013Tim RowanKinnser Embeds Electronic Visit Verificationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17204/17/2013Tim RowanNIH/CareAnyware Study Reveals Direct Relationship Between Depression and Rehospitalizationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17134/10/2013Tim RowanWhat Were They Thinking? ATA CEO Blasts Medicare's SMSA Revamphttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17144/10/2013Tim RowanProcura Partner Brings Health Information Exchange Tool to Customershttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17154/10/2013Tim RowanFinancial Times, Tyze Personal Networks provides secure, private, web-based community networks to enhance communications among patients, family members and professional caregivers. Through a new partnership, Procura is now offering the service to its customers.]]>Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17164/10/2013Tim Rowan— Fastrack chosen as exclusive billing system provider for members of Independent Medical Co-op's IMCO Home Care group]]>Sequestration Changes Prove Too Complex for CMS Computer Systemshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17084/3/2013Tim RowanHCTR Editorial: Support HR-1250http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17094/3/2013Tim RowanCMS Newshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17104/3/2013Tim RowanData Collection at the Point of Care; Mobile Technology Improves Patient Outcomeshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17114/3/2013Tim Rowanthe critical challenge. In home healthcare, much can be learned from the experience of Canadian providers, already under an outcome-based system. One 100-year old home care provider has found that improvement efforts can begin at the point of care if the right processes and technologies support care provider collaboration.]]>Vendor Watch: Hospice Finds Savings, Efficiencies With Electronic Document Managementhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17124/3/2013Tim RowanSenator Susan Collins: 'Home Care Can Reduce Cost and Improve Quality of Life'http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17033/27/2013Tim RowanSenator Susan Collins, (R-ME), chair of the important Senate Special Committee on Aging, explains why she is so troubled that MedPAC and Congress do not understand that cutting home care and hospice payments directly triggers much larger increases in overall Medicare spending. Home care's champion in the Senate wrote, "Home care is not just the preferred choice for most patients, it is also the most cost-effective. It costs Medicare almost $2,000 per day for a typical hospital stay, and $559 per day for a typical nursing home stay. How much does Medicare pay for home care? Just $44 a day ... slightly more than two percent of the cost of a typical hospital stay." Read Senator Collins' excellent opinion piece in its entirety here.]]>CellTrak Awarded Second Patenthttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17043/27/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17053/27/2013Tim Rowan— Datalytics LLC Launches Online Home Healthcare Scheduling Tool, Claims to Reduce Miles Driven More Than 50%]]>Philips New Role in Managing Sleep Apnea: Finding the Not-Yet-Diagnosedhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17063/27/2013Tim RowanCMS Contractor Reveals Top Reasons Medicare Payments Are Deniedhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17073/27/2013Tim RowanThe Truth About the National Mandate for Use of Electronic Health Recordshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16993/20/2013Tim Rowanmust convert from paper to electronic clinical record-keeping by 2014 or 2015? This sales tactic uses fear to convince you to buy software but it is not based on fact. As technology advocates, we agree that you are better off with an electronic clinical documentation system but we prefer you invest voluntarily, not out of fear, and we are dismayed to hear that this inappropriate sales approach is being used. Guest writer Michael Deck, a software vendor himself, looked into it for us and offers this fact-based report.]]>"Prophet of the Coming Aging Boom" Receives American Society on Aging Leadership Awardhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17003/20/2013Tim RowanSmart Devices A Distraction for Healthcare Professionals? I Want A Second Opinion!http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17013/20/2013Tim RowanKaiser, CBO Report on Impact of Ryan Budget Over 10 Yearshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=17023/20/2013Tim RowanPatient Engagement, Health Literacy Reduces Cost of Carehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16953/13/2013Tim RowanDelta Health Technologies Donates Software to University for Nurse Educationhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16963/6/2013Tim RowanClinicalVirtuoso™ application, for a gift valued at nearly $300,000.]]>Shift From SNF to Home Care Expected to Reduce Connecticut Medicaid Spending $104.2 Million Over Two Yearshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16973/6/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16983/6/2013Tim Rowan— PPS Plus announces working agreement with Deyta]]>Rumors Confirmed, Expanded; Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts to Establish Interoperability Standardhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16933/6/2013Tim RowanWindows Security Alert: Beware of Phony Tech Support Callshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16943/6/2013Tim RowanThis is one you have to send to everyone. A number of companies across the country have been reporting that they have been receiving calls from people pretending to be Microsoft technical service representatives. If any one employee takes their call and falls for their line, by the time they are done your entire network will be under their control.

    In this article we give you their exact script so you can print it and post it over every office phone.]]>
    HIMSS 13 Will Focus on Interoperabilityhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16882/27/2013Tim RowanCMS News: Help for Your ICD-10 Transition Planninghttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16892/27/2013Tim Rowan— Plan to Mitigate Risk for a Smooth ICD-10 Transition Plan to Mitigate Risk for a Smooth ICD-10 Transition]]>Vendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16902/27/2013Tim Rowan— HealthcareFirst to host webinar]]>How Hard Will Sequestration Cuts Hit Home Care and Hospice?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16912/27/2013Tim RowanEngaging Patients: A Challenging New Frontier in Healthcare Deliveryhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16922/27/2013Tim RowanFlorida Agency Leverages Technology Investment to Stay Ahead of Competitorshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16832/20/2013Tim RowanCerner, McKesson Rumored to Start Joint Project; For Patient Outcomes? Or For Competition?http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16842/20/2013Tim RowanIn-Home INR Testing Can Save Lives and Dollarshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16852/20/2013Tim RowanStudy Suggests Patients With Fewer Resources Less Likely to Die at Homehttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16862/20/2013Tim RowanVendor Watchhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16872/20/2013Tim RowanIs Home Healthcare Keeping Up With HIPAA Changes? Tell Us in the 2013 HCTR HIPAA Surveyhttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16772/13/2013Tim Rowan1 - A RISK PROFILING TOOL PLUS 1/2 HOUR CONSULTATION TO INTERPRET THE RESULTS. This will give you a preliminary risk assessment, i.e. where you stand relative to the industry for a HIPAA breach, to get a sense of your relative risk and cost of a breach.
    2 - A BREACH TRACKING TOOL to help you comply with new HIPAA breach tracking requirements and comply with the new Omnibus Rule that requires you to conduct an assessment on all possible breaches to see if you are required to report them to OCR.]]>
    HIPAA Information Resources http://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16782/13/2013Tim RowanHIPAA Security Tip: How to Completely and Safely Erase a Disc Drive Before Retiring Ithttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16802/13/2013Tim RowanNew Rules Change HIPAA Business Associate Provisionshttp://homecaretechreport.com/article.asp?id=16812/13/2013Tim Rowan