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 […]

[Sponsored] 5 Benefits Cloud-Based Technology Brings to Home Infusion During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the home-based care industry, changes that agencies were already making to succeed in a value-based care model have taken on a new urgency. Innovative technologies are critical to help prioritize value-based data and seamless transitions to lower-cost care settings. For both economic and safety reasons, home care plays […]

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.  […]

Coronavirus Daily Update: Home Health OTs Given Assessment Power; CMS Proposes 2.6% Rate Increase for Hospice

During this critical time, Home Health Care News remains committed to bringing you all the essential news related to home-based care operations. At the same time, we also recognize the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to our regular content, we’ll continue to highlight industry-related developments and mitigation strategies in this rolling bulletin. What […]

[Sponsored] How Telehealth Tools Are Keeping Care Providers and Patients Safe During COVID-19

On Sunday, March 22, when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Department of Health announced that in-home caregivers had to be screened for COVID-19 before entering a client’s home, Stacy Marzik of Alliance Homecare immediately wondered how the company would screen its more than 300 caregivers. Marzik is operations manager at New […]

[Sponsored] How Technology is Driving Wellness in Home Care

The shift toward value-based care over the past decade has had several natural outcomes, including heightened attention on delivering care within the home and focusing on a person’s entire self as it pertains to care delivery. Improving outcomes in a value-based system brings a fusing of two fast-growing elements of home care: whole-person wellness and […]

AlayaCare Acquires Procura; The Pennant Group Lands New Home Health Agency

AlayaCare announced Friday it has acquired Procura, a division of Complia Health and one of AlayaCare’s largest global competitors. Separately, The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) also announced an acquisition of its own.  For AlayaCare, the newly announced deal continues the Montreal-based company’s aggressive growth strategy and lays the groundwork for 2020, founder and CEO Adrian […]

VNSNY Partners with Netsmart; CareAcademy and AlayaCare Team Up

Visiting Nurse Service of New York partners with Netsmart Health information technology company Netsmart has partnered with the population health division of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). VNSNY is one of the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organizations in the U.S., serving more than 44,000 patients a day. Overland Park, […]

Payer Diversification, Caregiver Financial Flexibility Are Top Home Care Trends for 2020

An increased focus on social determinants of health and the financial well-being of caregivers will shape the home care industry in 2020, AlayaCare founder and CEO Adrian Schauer told Home Health Care News. A rise in technology partnerships and in-home care providers’ strategic efforts to diversify payer streams will likewise factor into next year’s industry […]

[Sponsored] How Interoperability is Leading the Charge To Integrated Home Health Care

As the home health environment shifts toward value-based care, and Medicare Advantage enrollment rises among Medicare beneficiaries, so too does the importance of technology that can help in-home care providers adapt to this new landscape. Yet technologies that simply serve a function, or even several functions, will be hard pressed to assist their users effectively […]