Technology
01/04/2016
There is an upward trend in the number of home health agencies switching electronic health records (EHR) systems. New regulations — including ICD-10 and value-based purchasing — could be part of the reason for the increase.
10/12/2015
Watch your business neighbors for a heads up on when you should be looking at your cybersecurity measures — including whether you have been breached already and didn’t even know it.
08/24/2015
Agencies should investigate whether hiring a secure text messaging company makes sense for them.
 
05/18/2015
Agencies should look to spend about a quarter of their overall IT budget on servers and networking equipment.
 
01/05/2015
Many agencies plan on taking advantage of the latest and greatest in technology trends, such as mobile telehealth, to meet growing challenges faced by the industry.
 
12/22/2014
Outsourcing your agency’s information technology (IT) roles can save it tens of thousands of dollars, a significant savings in indirect costs in the wake of years of regulatory cuts to the industry.
 
09/22/2014
Remodeling a stagnant or flawed telehealth program can turn a failure into a success and ultimately reduce your agency’s rehospitalization rates.
 
 
08/25/2014
One simple solution has helped an agency save more than $100,000 a year: Being able to fax electronic medical records to doctors through its computer system, without needing to print or mail anything.
06/09/2014
Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, Inc. didn’t start to recognize the full benefits of cloud computing until last February when the agency’s managers provided its nurses, therapists and clinicians with Verizon Mobile Hotspots.
06/09/2014
Agencies that have made the switch to storing information in “the cloud,” or a remote server rather than on an in-house client server, are recognizing the benefits of secure data and  reduced costs in maintaining IT departments and servers onsite.

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