Tech Beat: Capitol Home Health Pursuing Telehealth, Emails Hacked at Ohio Provider

Capitol Home Health Launches Telehealth Partnership  Capitol Home Health is partnering with telehealth company Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) on an effort to bring remote care capabilities to Medicare patients with congestive heart failure. Austin-based Capitol Home Health, recently recognized by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United states, provides skilled […]

White Paper: 21st Century Mobile Strategy For Home Healthcare

Home care workers make connections. They connect with their clients, and they connect with home care agencies, doctors, nurses and family members, providing information that builds a supportive nest of care and data around the patient. As we move deeper into the 21st century, these connections are increasingly made while caregivers are on the move, […]

Health Care Execs Pick Amazon as Most Likely Industry Disruptor

Health care executives anticipate that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is much more likely to shake up the current status quo than other potential disruptors, such as Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Walmart (NYSE: WAL). Reaction Data, a full-service research platform for health care organizations, recently surveyed about 100 top executives with hospitals and other […]

Best Buy Continues Senior Tech Push with $800M GreatCall Acquisition

Making moves to become a larger force in aging-in-place technology, retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has agreed to acquire GreatCall for $800 million in cash. GreatCall has developed and sells senior-friendly smartphones, smartwatches, medical alert devices and other technology to support and extend older adults’ independence. “[Best Buy] has recently been investing in health-related […]

Upcoming Webinar: Using Benchmarks to Improve Home Care Delivery Efficiency

Webinar Date: August 8 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central Time Register Now Managing a home health, hospice or personal care agency means managing unique and complex challenges: a decentralized workforce, severe caregiver talent shortages, and evolving compliance and documentation requirements from payers and government bodies. Additionally, value-based care is driving consolidation and creating new market leaders and […]

New Walgreens Platform Connects Customers with Heal, Other Health Care Providers

Walgreens is teaming up with more than a dozen health care providers—including physician house call startup Heal—in launching a new digital marketplace built to connect its online customers with store- and community-based services. Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens is one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains and part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots […]

Bill Delaying Nationwide EVV Deadline Awaits Trump’s Signature

In-home care providers, state Medicaid programs and their tech-vendor partners will very likely have at least one more year to gear up for the federally mandated nationwide rollout of electronic visit verification (EVV). That is, depending on what President Donald Trump decides to do. The U.S. House of Representatives last month signed off on H.R. […]

Kindly Care Raises $5.4 Million, Plans East Coast Expansion

Kindly Care—a startup that helps clients find, hire and manage at-home caregivers—has raised $5.4 million in a Series A round and is planning to expand to the East Coast for the first time. The company has also backed away, for the moment, from sharing workers with home care agencies through a platform dubbed Care Exchange. […]

HHCN Chicago Summit—Last Chance For Tickets

This September, join Home Health Care News for its second annual HHCN Summit, Thursday, Sept. 20, in Chicago. The Summit will bring together C-suite executives, who will offer their take on labor challenges, regulatory mandates, new competition and more. This event will sell out soon. If you’re in the home health, private duty or senior […]