Software

Driving Clinical Peak Performance in Home Health & Hospice

2018-10-19T20:00:54+00:00October 19, 2018|News|

Clinical peak performance is vital to home health & hospice success. As Medicare continues to shift from rewarding volume to rewarding value, it's nearly impossible to get ahead without proving value through clinical excellence. Here are three ways to achieve clinical peak performance: Patient-Centered Care First, it's important to practice patient-centered care. The Institute of Medicine

Four Ways to Cut Home Health and Hospice Administrative Costs

2018-10-12T01:34:55+00:00October 12, 2018|News|

Administrative costs account for 1/3 of healthcare expenditures in the United States. While this number takes into account many other types of healthcare, home health and hospice administrative costs were included in this often cited and quite comprehensive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, CMS recently introduced regulatory changes to

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Hospice Pharmacy Solutions

2018-10-06T00:56:56+00:00September 6, 2018|Archive, Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – September 6, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announced a new relationship with Hospice Pharmacy Solutions, a leading provider of hospice pharmacy services that help hospices control costs, improve efficiencies, and gain meaningful insights surrounding pharmacy utilization. The companies

Home Health Analytics: Three Ways They Pay Off

2018-07-11T21:34:08+00:00July 11, 2018|News|

Data is emerging as a critical component of operational success across a wide range of industries, and home health care isn't exempt from this movement. A CIO magazine report said that the health care industry as a whole is in the middle of a movement to embrace the prospect of gleaning new insights from the large quantities of

How Hospice Management Solutions Can Make Your Job Easier

2018-06-08T18:37:09+00:00June 7, 2018|News|

Managing a successful hospice agency is no simple task. It involves many processes aimed at streamlining workflow, effectively managing employees, accurately and securely completing paperwork, all while providing patients and their loved ones with the highest quality of care. With so many elements involved, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. However, when you partner

Importance of Multi Channel Customer Service and Support

2018-08-09T18:58:41+00:00May 4, 2018|News|

What good is powerful software without multi channel customer service and support available when you need it? Web-based home health and hospice software has many advantages including minimal upfront costs, rapid development cycles with immediate updates, no downtime for server maintenance, and the ability to use a variety of devices from anywhere, at any time.

Hospital Readmission Reduction: Four Tips for Home Health Agencies

2018-04-27T19:19:44+00:00April 27, 2018|News|

Hospital readmission reduction is a hot topic in healthcare these days. Studies show that nearly 20% of Medicare recipients discharged from a hospital were readmitted within 30 days, with 34% readmitted within 90 days. MedPAC has estimated that 12% of readmissions are avoidable, and preventing even a small portion of these readmissions could save Medicare

Key Components of a Successful Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meeting

2018-03-24T03:00:44+00:00March 23, 2018|News|

The hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) serves a very important function in hospice care. It includes physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, counselors, chaplains, therapists and trained volunteers who work together to address a hospice patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The holistic approach for the hospice interdisciplinary team enables members of different disciplines to

Value of Clinical Decision Support Systems in Home Health & Hospice

2018-04-02T21:28:17+00:00March 16, 2018|News|

Clinical decision support systems provide clinicians with logically filtered, evidence-based data combined with patient-specific data to enhance clinical decision-making at the point of care. Found in leading EHR software systems, clinical decisions support systems include: Alerts Warnings Documentation templates Clinical guidelines Contextually relevant information Condition-specific order sets How do clinical decision support systems work? The

HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Partnership with Forcura to Improve Document Management

2018-10-08T20:45:06+00:00March 6, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – March 6, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, announced a partnership with Forcura, the industry leader in document workflow management for home health and hospice. Through this partnership, HEALTHCAREfirst will integrate Forcura solutions into its comprehensive EHR systems, firstHOSPICE