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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part III

In our previous installment, we heard from Rich Chesney, president of Healthcare Market Resources, as he shared his thoughts and insight into what recent payment legislation means for the future of the home health industry. National Association for Home Care and Hospice President Bill Dombi continues our series with home care experts as he provides his thoughts on the direction of Home Health in 2018. Home Health in 2018 As we begin 2018, home health care is well positioned to…

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Back from #HIMSS18 – A Recap

Last week, thousands of healthcare and IT professionals from across the globe convened in Las Vegas for the annual #HIMSS18 conference. Today on CareThreads, we feature some of our favorite highlights from the leading health information and technology conference. Visitors to our Netsmart booth took advantage of meetings, demonstrations and learned more about how we are working to achieve whole-person care by connecting addiction treatment, behavioral health, care at home and senior living to the rest of healthcare. Counting down…

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What Does Behavioral Health Have to Do With Home Health?

As healthcare continues to evolve, so does the overlapping of care specialties. There’s continuing examination that suggests certain health conditions may affect an individual in other areas of health – one condition may cause or further aggravate another. This is why it’s important to provide holistic, whole-person care with a comprehensive approach that addresses the full spectrum of health, including all that relates to physical and behavioral health. Although any individual may require some type of care at home, seniors…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part II

In Part I of our series, we briefly explored the home health landscape and featured the top challenges that test providers. Joy Cameron from ElevatingHOME lent some helpful information regarding value-based payment models in home health. Today, we resume our eight-part series, hearing from experienced home health professionals as they offer up valuable advice and insight into the direction of the industry for 2018. Be Prepared for the Next Chapter of CMS’s Bridge Too Far In the World War II…

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Carequality by the Numbers

As healthcare continues to integrate, the need for information grows. Providers are relying more on a patient’s health history across care communities to make better care decisions. It’s like putting together a puzzle. Without a vital piece to complete the full-picture, a clinician wouldn’t be able to completely assess an episode if they didn’t have what they needed to fill in the gaps. That’s where the Sequoia Project’s Carequality interoperability framework comes in. Carequality is a collaboration between private and…

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Battling the Opioid Crisis With Connectivity

The current opioid epidemic is a crisis years in the making that causes difficulty in many aspects of life for addicts, their family and friends, and yes, even their healthcare providers. It’s no wonder that the current opioid epidemic has been deemed the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Opioid overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. Between 2000 and 2015, nearly half-a-million Americans died from overdoses, most of them opioid-related. More than…

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Netsmart at #HIMSS18: What to Expect

The leading health information and technology event, #HIMSS18, is right around the corner! From March 5 – 9, join Netsmart and thousands of healthcare professionals for five days of education, innovation and professional networking. This year at #HIMSS18, you will see how Netsmart is connecting the MISSING PIECES – addiction treatment, behavioral health, care at home and senior living – to all of healthcare. Find out how you can position your organization for success by integrating care and making interoperability…

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Meet the Clinicians: Carole Thomas

We are privileged to work with many people who have firsthand clinical experience. These talented individuals work together with our technology teams and clients to make sure we’re delivering solutions that work in the real world – not just the testing lab. With their wealth of knowledge, our clinical experts help keep our efforts aligned with the needs and goals of our clients. In this series, we spotlight individuals who have worked in clinical settings and now contribute their skills and…

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Experts in Home Health Give Thoughts and Advice for 2018 – Part I

Uncertainty is nothing new for home health providers. Since becoming a Medicare benefit in the mid-1980’s, the only constant was change. The past year featured more uncertainty than normal, as 2017 saw a number of challenges arise for home health providers, both from a regulatory and business climate perspective. Much of the year was spent in anticipation of the finalization of the HHGM while providers simultaneously prepared to meet the new Conditions of Participation. Meanwhile, the public reporting of data…

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Recruiting and Retaining Staff for Success

There’s a growing demand for skilled clinicians and caregivers across the entirety of healthcare as our population ages and requires more services. Organizations are in fierce competition with each other not only for hiring, but also for retaining the most qualified professionals in the field. In order to be successful, organizations need to evaluate their teams to determine if they have the right players on the roster and work on steps to keep them satisfied and content enough to stick…

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