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 […]

[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 […]