In this episode of the Homecare & Technology Podcast Series produced in conjunction with Elevating HOME, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Amy Driscoll, Manager of Quality and Education for Aurora at Home, and Jarret Bauer, Founder & CEO of Health Recovery Solutions. The third episode is about Financial Impact of Technology in the Homecare psace. We discuss the direct and indirect costs of implementing Technology, and as importantly, the cost of NOT fully utilizing the Technologies available to Homecare providers.
As has been a common thread in this series of discussion, one of the critical factors in improving your financial outlook through the usage of Technology is the human component in adapting to and embracing the technologies available. Also how the Culture Change within Homecare companies can be the biggest “cost.”
In this episode, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Ryan Cavanaugh, CIO of Fusion Healthcare, and Teresa Craig, VP of Client Strategy at Netsmart Technologies. The second episode is about Technology as it relates to Policy and Regulatory matters in Homecare. We discuss where Technology has driven policy changes, and also how Technology is enabling Regulatory Compliance for Homecare providers.
An interesting tangent was taken about the struggles of many agencies to afford the technologies that would further enhance their compliance with policies and regulations. Also, how the adoption and usage of Technology is still much of the problem when it comes to the intersection of Technology and Homecare.
In this special mini-series of podcasts, the folks of ElevatingHOME have joined forces with Curaport to delve into the world of Homecare and its usage of Technology. There will be several episodes through the month of August.
In this initial episode, Tripp Matthews of Curaport and Danielle Pierotti of Elevating HOME are joined by Mike Wons, CTO of the State of Illinois, and Tracey Moorhead, CEO of ElevatingHOME. The first episode is fundamentally an overview of where the Homecare industry is relative to its use of Technology. Much of the conversation is around why aren't more Homecare agencies utilizing Technology to its fullest, and how that can change.
Also, some obstacles to this utilization is discussed, as well as why there is so much optimism about this trend changing in the months and years to come.
This is a great series, and we are happy to have you on this journey with us!
An up & coming player in the Post-Acute software market just made another big splash. Optima Healthcare Solutions has acquired HospiceSoft, and now will be able to reach all corners of the Post-Acute Care industry - adding to their foothold in the Rehab space as well as their Home Health solution launched this past fall. Keep your eye on this group!
This article is the full Press Release.
Nick Seabrook of BlackTree Healthcare Consulting returns for a discussion on two of the most important conferences in the healthcare industry. He recounts the 100 conference in Florida, particularly what was on the minds of the leaders of the Homecare industry (hint: Trump).
He also talks about his first visit to the HIMSS conference, the enormity of that show, and what the post-acute care space can learn from this conference.
We also get pretty candid about the current state of the Homecare "voice" in the legislative and policy landscape - and how our industry can improve their standing.
Josh Pickus, CEO of Optima Healthcare Solutions is the guest for this episode. Josh and Tripp discuss the state of the healthcare industry, particularly the post-acute care space in which Optima Healthcare Solutions is operating. Josh talks about Optima and their cloud-based technology solutions, as well as why they recently launched their Homecare-specific functionality to accompany their Rehabilitation and other post-acute care solutions.
We always ask our guests: So What, Who Cares? when it comes to their company or solution, and Josh's answer is pretty powerful.