HouseWorks Beefs Up Technology Capabilities with eCaring Acquisition

For HouseWorks, technology is a key component in its growth and enhancement as an organization. The company recently announced that, along with RAB Ventures LLC, it has acquired the assets of eCaring, a New York-based health care technology company. “It has become really clear that the home care industry needs technology to remain competitive and […]

Tech Company Reshaping Dementia Care for Home Care Agencies, Family Caregivers

People Power, a health care technology company, recently launched a new research project with the University of California, Berkeley. The goal of the project is to help caregivers provide better care for seniors with dementia. To do so, the project grants caregivers access to a tool called Presence Caregiver, a motion-sensor caregiving system. While People […]

Coronavirus Scare Likely to Boost Telehealth Adoption Among Home-Based Care Providers

On Thursday, the Senate approved a bill that will provide $8.3 billion in emergency funds to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Apart from funding, the bill made major changes to telehealth statutes, possibly allowing home-based care providers to both rely heavier on telehealth tools and be properly reimbursed for […]

Driverless Cars Finding New Lane in Home-Based Care

A decade from now, there will be more people older than 65, more home-based care offerings than ever — and likely more self-driving cars out on the roads. And believe it or not, driverless cars — or autonomous vehicles — will make their mark on the home-based care space, just as they’ll affect shipping, retail […]

Bayou Home Care Owner: It Takes More Than Quality Care to Keep Home Health Businesses Alive

In the past, home health providers could almost exclusively focus on quality of patient care, sit back and watch their businesses thrive. Today, there are far more variables to factor into the equation for operational success. That’s according to registered nurse Donald Lirette, who also happens to serve as executive director and owner of Bayou […]

Tech-Powered Therapy Provider Nets $9M, Targets Home Health Industry Amid PDGM Disruption

Home health providers struggling with the delivery of therapy services may soon have increased access to an up-and-coming telerehab tool that’s promising to disrupt the traditional physical therapy model. Sword Health, a tech-enabled physical therapy provider, announced that it has received $9 million more in funding for its Series A round. The additional funds bring […]

Despite Benefits, Reimbursement Roadblocks Still Slowing In-Home Telehealth Adoption

Despite the benefits of telehealth services, the general lack of reimbursement under Medicare has created persistent roadblocks when it comes to widespread adoption among U.S. home health providers. Over the past several years, telehealth services have proven their value when it comes to improving access to care for patients and lowering overall health care costs. […]

Telehealth Program for CHF Patients Helps Mercy Home Health Cut Re-Hospitalization Rate to 5.26%

Mercy Home Health — the Medicare-certified home health arm of the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic health system — has grown by 45% over the past five years. That strong growth has come despite an increasingly complex home health patient population nationwide and added financial pressure from Medicare. Using telemedicine to drastically curb hospital readmissions has been […]

VNA Health Group Receives $2.5 Million; AlayaCare Acquires Arrow Solutions

VNA Health Group awarded $2.5 Million grant The Visiting Nurse Association Health Group has received a $2.5 million grant from the Parker Foundation Inc. — for the second consecutive year. VNA Health Group is one of the largest independent, nonprofit providers of home-based health services in New Jersey and Ohio. The Holmdel, New Jersey-based organization […]

Medalogix CEO: Predictive Analytics Without Clinical Judgement Is ‘Irresponsible Use of Technology’

Last week, Home Health Care News highlighted widespread reports of home health therapy layoffs and visit reductions following the implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). While therapy-visit reductions are tied to a number of factors, some stakeholders have specifically called attention to what they see as an over-reliance on predictive analytics tools and an […]