Clinical Strategy

Clinical Time Management Strategies

2017-12-19T02:04:23+00:00November 14, 2017|Home Health, Hospice Care|

Clinical Time Management Strategies for Home Health & Hospice Home health and hospice clinicians have greater responsibilities than ever before. Case loads, care needs, and duties vary from day to day, and often the clinician is the only one responsible for making sure that everything is completed correctly and in a timely manner. Clinicians are expected to

Longitudinal Charting in Home Health Care

2017-12-19T02:26:32+00:00September 1, 2017|News|

Home health agencies have had longitudinal charting looming like a shadow over their operations. On one hand, implementing a longitudinal charting methodology makes it easier to track care activities in more nuanced and specialized ways, leading to potential quality and transparency improvements within an agency. On the other, the extra time and attention that goes

Home Health CoPs: 5 Tips for HHCoPs Preparation

2018-06-16T02:59:46+00:00May 12, 2017|News|

Home Health Conditions of Participation: 5 Tips for HHCoPs Preparation Over the past several weeks, home health regulatory expert Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA has been breaking down the new Home Health CoPs, including: QAPI Infection Control, Care Planning & Coordination Patient Rights Requirements Comprehensive Assessment of Patients, Skilled Professional Services, and Home Health

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records

2018-06-16T03:04:53+00:00May 3, 2017|News|

Breaking Down the New Home Health Conditions of Participation: Personnel Qualifications, Emergency Preparedness, Compliance with Regulations, Administration of Services, and Clinical Records To help you prepare for the new Home Health CoPs, HEALTHCAREfirst has partnered with home health care consultant and regulatory expert, Mary St. Pierre, RN, BSN, MGA, for a series of blog articles regarding the

Home Care Agencies Need to Plan First, Purchase Second – Part 1

2017-12-20T01:09:07+00:00May 20, 2014|Archive, News|

The following article is the first part in a three-part series written by Tim Rowan, Founder & President of Rowan Consulting Associates.  In it, he describes the need for home care agencies to carefully plan their next technology purchase. HEALTHCAREfirst offers Web-based home health software and hospice software, designed to enable agencies to focus on