WellSky to Acquire CarePort from Allscripts in $1.35B Deal

WellSky announced Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire CarePort Health from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), a health care information technology provider. The deal is for $1.35 billion, according to Allscripts. WellSky is an international software and professional services company with clients that include home health providers, hospital systems, blood banks, labs, […]

Home Health Agencies Keep Getting Hit by Cyberattacks

Preferred Care Home Health Services found unusual activity within its email services in April. On Monday, it notified individuals that personal information may have been exposed during a data-security incident tied to that email activity. Among the information hacked may have been names, dates of birth, contact information, and Social Security or driver’s license numbers, […]

‘Technology Is Here to Stay’: Why Today’s Investments Will Pay Off Tomorrow

Between the Patient-Driven Groupings Model and the COVID-19 virus, home health providers are arguably facing the most volatile environment in their industry’s history. At the same time, millions of people are now looking for safer and simpler ways to receive care, which only boosts demand for in-home care services. Looking back, rapidly evolving technology, legislation […]

Why Technology Adoption Alone Won’t Help Home Health Providers

The unexpected challenges of 2020 have forced innovation and technology adoption upon the home health care industry, prompting progressive providers to move further into the future and for conservative ones to try something new. Beginning to apply new technology to an agency’s operations can be a challenge, though, and throwing money at the problem often […]

‘We’re Swimming in Opportunities’: Primetime Partners Ready to Make Its Mark on Aging in America

Year after year, startups in the health and wellness space capture more venture capital dollars than almost any other business sector, apart from maybe cybersecurity or financial technology. Despite VC’s heavy focus on health, early-stage companies that specifically operate in the aging services and senior care arenas often go overlooked. Launched in July by one […]

Los Angeles Home Health Agency Using Telehealth to Drive Patient Referrals

Another home health provider is turning to telehealth — and it’s hoping the move will drive further growth. American Homecare Health Services (AHHS), a Los Angeles-based home health agency, recently decided to adopt a telehealth solution to help expand its census and differentiate itself from area competitors. AHHS decision-makers also believed telehealth would better serve […]

[Updated] Online Caregiver Platform Carely Acquires CareGiving.com

Carely Inc. — an online referral platform for both caregivers and professional care providers — has announced it has an agreement in place to acquire CareGiving.com, an online community for family caregivers. The acquisition will help Dayton, Ohio-based Carely with its ultimate goal of enhancing the family caregiver experience through its platforms, Carely CEO and […]

Stuck in the Stone Age: 30% of Home-Based Care Providers Aren’t Using Technology Tools

The COVID-19 emergency has underscored how valuable technology can be when it comes to caring for seniors in their homes. But while home-based care providers are increasingly upping their use of various technology solutions to aid in their virtual care efforts, there is still a number of providers uncertain about the value-add such tools offer.  […]

‘If You Are a Target, They Will Hack You’: Cyber-Hygiene Increasingly Important for In-Home Care Agencies

As technology becomes a bigger part of the home-based care universe, more agencies are starting to take cybersecurity seriously. If they don’t, agencies are at risk of losing highly sensitive patient information and leaving their operations vulnerable. If that ends up happening, they could then end up on the hook for thousands of dollars or […]