Business Briefs: Brightree’s New CEO

Brightree Names New CEO Brightree, a durable home medical equipment, home health and hospice software provider, has named its new CEO on the heels of its recent acquisition by ResMedin April 2016. Brightree also named Bobby Ghoshal as COO. Matt Mellott will take over as CEO of the software company, replacing current CEO and president […]

Brightree Purchased by ResMed for $800 Million

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) announced on Monday a definitive agreement to acquire Brightree, a business management and clinical software applications company for the post-acute care industry, for $800 million. The acquisition could lead San Diego-based ResMed—a medical device company known for sleep-disordered breathing ad respiratory care—into the home health segment. To fund the acquisition, ResMed plans to […]

Business Briefs: Addus Enters Virginia, Brightree’s Scotland Office

Addus HomeCare Enters Virginia Through Acquisition of BestCare HomeCare Addus HomeCare Corporation (NASDAQ: ADUS), a comprehensive provider of home and community-based services that are mainly provided in the home, personal in nature and concentrated on the dual eligible population, announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of the personal care business of Five […]

Q&A: Integrating Home Health in Senior Living

As the only continuing care retirement community (CCRC) organization in Washington state that will soon offer senior living, home health and hospice care, Wesley Homes understands the need to be ready for shifting health system dynamics. Wesley Homes currently has two senior living campuses in the state that offer assisted living, independent living, dementia care and […]

How to Conquer the Tech ‘Fear Factor’ in Home Health

Wendy Cofran is on the forefront of home health care’s evolution into the digital age. As chief information officer (CIO) of Natick Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), a not-for-profit home health care agency based in Natick, Massachusetts, Cofran has seen her staff through multiple software transitions amid increasing regulations and cost-cutting pressures. The company has twice […]

Home Health EHR Tech Goes Mainstream on Apple App Store

Aimed at removing barriers for home health and hospice organizations to deliver faster, yet compliant, visit documentation for their patients, Brightree this week launched the next generation of its electronic health record (EHR) platform via the Apple iTunes AppStore. The new Brigthree EHR point-of-care app is the first “native iOS app” for home health and […]

Brightree, CellTrak Team to Expand Home Health and Hospice E-Visit Verifications

Brightree, a provider cloud-based management and billing software solutions for the post-acute care industry, announced Tuesday it has expanded the breadth of its electronic visit verification capabilities for home health and hospice organizations. By adding an interface to CellTrak Technologies, which provides integrated mobile solutions for the home health care, hospice and private duty markets, […]

Brightree Joins AAHomecare To Address Audit Issues

A home medical equipment (HME) software and services provider entered an exclusive agreement with the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) to address audit issues in the HME industry. Brightree entered into the agreement with AAHomecare to be the information technology (IT) lead in shaping its HME Audit Key service.  The HME Audit Key was born out […]

Brightree to Invest $80 Million For Home Health Software Expansion

Brightree, a cloud-based clinical, billing and business management software provider, announced Tuesday that it has big plans to expand its technology investments for post-acute care, including home health. The company plans to invest more than $80 million in its new branding efforts to help its customers overcome pressures brought about by changes such as competitive […]