[Sponsored] How Technology Helps Private Duty Nursing Agencies with Staffing

Attracting and retaining talent, particularly nursing staff, remains a top concern among home health agencies year after year. The concern is one of management and operations, but also among executive leadership, as the reported cost of replacing a registered nurse ranges from $22,000 to more than $64,000 according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Private […]

September Conference: C-Suite Speaker Preview

Join the ConversationSeptember 18 Home Health Care News is hosting its third annual HHCN Summit on Wednesday, September 18 in downtown Chicago at Convene. Buy your ticket for the conference that will bring together over 300 professionals in home health, private duty, hospice and palliative care for a full day of exclusive, dynamic content and […]

CMS Launches AI Challenges for Predicting Unplanned Hospital, SNF Admissions 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week the launch of a three-stage challenge designed to encourage the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. As part of the challenge, participants will be tasked with using AI to better predict unplanned hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions — already a key focus […]

Telemonitoring May Cut Costs, Not Hospital Admits, for Heart Patients

Telemonitoring has long been touted as a way to reduce hospitalizations. But when paired with home health care for heart failure patients, that may not always be the case. Still, there are reasons — from both a cost and outcomes perspective — for home health providers to consider implementing telemonitoring for this patient group. That’s […]

Tech Roundup: AlayaCare raises $13.8M, Allscripts To Sell Stake in Netsmart

AlayaCare raises $13.8 million  AlayaCare, a Montreal, Cananda-based software startup, has raised $13.8 million in Series B funding, led by inovia capital. AlayaCare is an integrated platform and secure cloud-based system that includes client and family portals, remote patient monitoring and telehealth. The company was founded in 2014 and now employs more than 100 staff […]

Tech Roundup: Netsmart Finalizes Change Healthcare Acquisition

Netsmart Finalizes Acquisition of Change Healthcare’s Home Care and Hospice Solutions Netsmart, one of the largest providers of behavioral health electronic health records (EHRs) in the United States, has finalized its acquisition of the home care and hospice solutions of Change Healthcare, formerly known as McKesson Homecare and McKesson Hospice. Financial terms of the deal […]

Movers & Shakers: AlayaCare, Home Care Assistance

AlayaCare Names New Board Advisor Home health care software developer AlayaCare has named Will Falk a member of its board of directors. Falk is a retired partner with multi-national accounting and auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He joined PwC in 2012 and led the Canadian health care practice for five years. He has spent 25 years as […]

Home Health Tech Embraces BYOD

Everyone and their grandmother has a smartphone these days, and the in-home care sector is no different. Mobile technology like smartphones and tablets have quickly adapted to allow in-home caregivers to do their work on the go, from reducing documentation inefficiencies to putting care coordination right in the palm of their hands. In riding this wave, some […]