Volume 12, Number 39 July  26, 2023



Dear Healthcare at Home Colleague,

Dominating the home care technology news this week is the acquisition of Complia Health. With the acquisition, Axxess takes ownership of all of the Complia Health applications: ContinuLink EMR, Mobile Edge (EVV), Clinical Edge (Point-of-Care), Suncoast Solutions (Hospice), and Emma Chatbot (communications). We had a long conversation with Axxess CEO John Olajide and share some of his comments along with the official news release.

For those who have been around a while, we also take a glance at Complia Health's 14-year history, using our own reporting as a source to jog your memory.

 

AI in Healthcare: The Agency of the Future

In part two of her story about her experiences with GPT-4, Heather Thompson delves more deeply into the advantages and dangers of using AI in healthcare. This week, she offers examples of how to prompt GPT-4 to get it to provide desired results, while avoiding the biases it picks up from its research into our own culture, through our own writings.

As if echoing Heather's research, we also have an announcement about a consortium of AI companies that have banded together in an effort to keep AI safe.

 

 

CMS Assistance from HCHB

Homecare Homebase has released an analytics tool that forecasts how the 2024 reimbursement schedule will impact your HHA. Enter your 2023 numbers and see that the size of the cuts may be larger than CMS claims.

 

M&A News

With the backing of Lorient Capital, PurposeCare is has been on the acquisition path. This month, the Windy City company has been rapidly expanding — sometimes by opening new branches, sometimes by acquiring existing agencies — into Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.

Scroll down to click on the headlines of all of this week's news.

Have a great week. Keep making a difference!

 

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Tim Rowan



BREAKING NEWS: Axxess Acquires Complia Health
Monday's announcement comes after months of negotiations between CEOs John Olajide and Rich Berner, who will continue to run Complia Health during expected months of integration.

Analysis: Complia Health's Circuitous Route to Axxess
We have been tracking the company now known as Complia Health since its birth in 2009. Here is what we have written about them over the years.

Exposing Disability Bias in AI Part 2 - A Children's Story Authored by ChatGPT-4
Heather Thompson's ongoing search for the advantages and dangers of using AI in healthcare leads her to challenge GPT-4 to confess its biases.

Homecare Homebase Releases 2024 HH Proposed Rule Model
Analytics tool shows 2024 cuts may be larger than CMS thought.

BREAKING NEWS: Industry Giants Announce Responsible AI Partnership
Working everyday to keep home care up to speed on AI, staff writer Heather Thompson caught Breaking News this morning from Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI when they jointly announced a new industry body to promote responsible AI.



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