Home Care Non-Profit Partners with CellTrak for Patient Monitoring

The Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk (VNSHS) has successfully completed its full roll-out of CellTrak’s mobile technology software.

A not-for-profit home health care and hospice agency located in Northport, New York, VNSHS has been utilizing Progresa as their electronic health record (EHR) for nearly 10 years—a deciding factor in its choosing of CellTrak, according to Jo Ann Quigley, chief operating officer for VNSHS.

“One of our goals was to find a mobile solution that would interface with Progresa, and CellTrak fit that need,” said Quigley. “We found the transition seamless and our field staff is thrilled with the ease of use.”

For the seventh consecutive year, VNSHS has been selected to the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25% of Medicare-certified agencies overall, ranking winners by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.

“Having a mobile solution gives our staff a paperless, time saving tool that ultimately leads to increased efficiency and more time with our patients,” said Quigley.

CellTrak eliminates paper-based reporting processes, providing automated patient-specific care plans and visit records. The technology combines GPS milage monitoring and automated visit verification to help improve compliance, automate workflow, while simultaneously reducing costs and improving outcomes at the point of care.

“We are very excited to help VNSHS enable their vision of comprehensive care with our mobile solution platform,” said Michael K. Wons, president and CEO of CellTrak Technologies. “Their quick adoption and roll-out of the technology across the entire organization highlights another reason why they are continually recognized as a HomeCare Elite provider.”

Written by Jason Oliva