We have worked closely with IntegraCare to develop a solution that allows them to focus on their first priority, the patients, while at the same time providing their staff a robust, easy-to-use solution to service those patients.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 7, 2009
IntegraCare Holdings today announced the selection of Homecare Homebase, LP to deploy a web-based, software automation solution across its 27 home health and five hospice branches. With an average daily census of 1,900 patients and growing, IntegraCare is a leading provider of homecare, hospice and palliative care to communities in north central and west Texas.
"We needed an automation solution that would allow us to deploy a common set of clinical, financial and operational processes across our current and prospective network of branches," said Chris Gerard, IntegraCare Chief Executive Officer. "We also needed to be able to quickly and accurately provide senior management the ability to view clinical and transactional data at the company, regional and branch level, and that made Homecare Homebase the logical choice."
IntegraCare's legacy automation solution required field clinicians to use laptop computers at the point of care. The clinicians found the system's interface difficult to navigate, and even more concerning, they encountered continuous problems syncing patient data back to the agency network. The syncing issues required a return trip to the office or spending additional time at home ensuring information was synced with the back office. In addition, IntegraCare needed a solution that was easier to train field staff on and roll out to new employees and new branches. Realizing the impending impact of these issues, a team of clinicians and certain key home office employees made the decision to migrate to the Homecare Homebase agency automation solution.
Homecare Homebase, a comprehensive wireless automation solution, is designed to streamline agency operation and improve patient care while increasing profitability. The web-hosted solution offers customers the ability to easily deploy a common product to existing and new offices. Plus, a dedicated deployment team is assigned to support each customer, ensuring office staff is proficient and comfortable with the solution prior to launch. Field staff are trained in eight hours or less and can quickly get back to the business of caring for patients.
"Homecare Homebase also solved one of our largest issues by employing real-time syncing into the back office," said David Hagey, IntegraCare Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, "with their technology our back office staff can now quickly and accurately react to the information gained in the field in real time and our field staff are no longer spending extra time just trying to get us visit data. It's a huge boost for our staff's productivity and their morale."
Developed by home health and hospice professionals, Homecare Homebase uses proprietary compression technology to sync visit data in as little as two minutes. Agencies are also given the added flexibility to deploy this powerful wireless technology on handheld PDAs, laptops, tablets, or a combination of all three, at the point of care. Homecare Homebase is the only Homecare and Hospice automation solution offering this enhanced level of customization, and it allows agencies to deploy the right mix for their staff and their budget.
"The Homecare Homebase system was developed by industry veterans to be user-friendly, efficient and customizable to specific agency needs," said Tom Maxwell, Homecare Homebase Chief Operating Officer. "We have worked closely with IntegraCare to develop a solution that allows them to focus on their first priority, the patients, while at the same time providing their staff a robust, easy-to-use solution to service those patients."
About Homecare Homebase, LP.:
Homecare Homebase is a privately held software development company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1999 by industry veterans, Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive integrated web-based software solution to improve the clinical, operational and financial success of homecare and hospice agencies. Homecare Homebase enables real-time, wireless information exchange and communication between office staff, field staff and physicians; automates workflow processes; enables accurate billing through numerous integrated checks and balances; and, provides powerful management reporting via a back-office data analysis tool that ties together all agency operational information. Every aspect of the Homecare Homebase system was developed to be user-friendly, flexible and customizable to specific agency needs. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.hchb.com or contact us toll free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).
About IntegraCare Holdings, Inc.:
IntegraCare Holdings, Inc., based in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas and founded in 1998, is a leading provider of home health and hospice services in the state of Texas, specializing in a diverse range of services targeted at assisting patients to maintain and improve their quality of life. The use of the latest medical technology, combined with a clinically-driven business model, allows IntegraCare to provide state-of-the art resources readily accessible to those physicians, patients and families serviced by IntegraCare's 32 locations in smaller rural communities. IntegraCare's highly trained professionals set the standards for consistently delivering the highest quality of healthcare, while maintaining respect for the privacy, dignity and unique needs of each patient. IntegraCare employs more than 1,200 healthcare workers, including Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Certified Nurse Assistants, and is Medicare/Medicaid certified and licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). For additional information, visit our web site at http://www.integracarehh.com.