Category Archives: Healthcare IT

You Can Save Money on Devices — But Should You?

You Can Save Money on Devices, But Should You

Sometimes a deal is not a deal. Take that discount air conditioner that stopped working in July or the used car that needed brake work the month after you bought it. The same is true for the laptops and tablets … Continue Reading

Just the Right Amount of Detail

Home care software improves agency efficiency

In healthcare, nothing is more frustrating than a lack of patient information. But in the quest for complete information, we must avoid getting so bogged down in details that every task becomes a Herculean effort. That’s the balancing act Stacy … Continue Reading

Despite Delay, Path to ICD-10 Continues

Despite Delay, Path to ICD-10 Continues

Confused about ICD-10 implementation and what you should be doing? You’re not alone. The one-year implementation delay to October 1, 2015, has left many healthcare organizations in a quandary over what they should be doing and when. A scheduled session … Continue Reading

Technology, Best Practices Vital to Agency Success

Technology, Best Practices Vital to Agency Success

Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO at Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), sees an “incredible opportunity” for home care agencies. Technology will play a crucial role in improving workflow, charge capture and billing capabilities, Moorhead says. So will the leveraging … Continue Reading

Agencies Still Drowning in Pieces of Paper

I was surprised to learn that more than 90% of information sharing outside of home care agencies still takes place by fax, according to an informal McKesson user survey. The second most-common way to share information is mailed or hand-delivered … Continue Reading