Springfield, Mo. – November 9, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces a partnership with Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services, the industry’s oldest hospice-centric pharmacy service provider of care-focused, innovative and cost-effective solutions.

This interface provides automatic transfer of demographic data from firstHOSPICE to the Optum hospice pharmacy management software. This saves valuable time for hospice staff by eliminating duplicate data entry, and it expedites pharmacy orders to more quickly serve patient needs.

“HEALTHCAREfirst is thrilled to expand our interfaces to include Optum’s hospice pharmacy solutions,” said J. Kevin Porter, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “Because of their forward-thinking approach, we are seeing an increased demand for their solutions. We’re happy to be partnering with them to provide customers what they need to be efficient and successful.”

“Hospices are increasingly looking to technology for operational improvements, along with Optum’s forward thinking approach to reducing cost” added Jason Kimbrel, Vice President of Operations & Clinical Services at Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. “Partnering with a leading software provider like HEALTHCAREfirst adds value to our mutual customers and we know they will be excited.”

The interface is currently in its final stages of being completed. Customers interested in taking advantage of new efficiency gains may contact either company to learn more.