Homecare Homebase Launches Fully-Integrated Wound Management Tools

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Today at the 2012 NAHC Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida, Homecare Homebase introduced the new Integumentary Command Center (ICC), a comprehensive and fully-integrated wound management system easily accessible by caregivers through their industry-leading PointCare Manager, available on the Android platform.

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Today at the 2012 NAHC Annual Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida, Homecare Homebase introduced the new Integumentary Command Center (ICC), a comprehensive and fully-integrated wound management system easily accessible by caregivers through their industry-leading PointCare Manager, available on the Android platform.

CMS reports that over one third of home health patients are now requiring treatment for wounds and almost half of those have multiple wounds, many stemming from surgical incision sites, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers.

“With more patients in home health adding wounds to their list of health needs it made sense for us to incorporate robust wound management tools into our system,” said Shari Heath, VP of Product Development at Homecare Homebase. “We worked closely with several beta customers to create an intuitive, visually-driven wound care tracking system that would increase communication pertaining to the wounds within the agency, and with physicians to ensure the best treatments were being planned and followed. The result has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The newly-released ICC includes accurate identification of wounds through the use of enhanced anatomical figures that pinpoint the exact placement of the wound. Throughout the tool, clinicians can reference clinical content to assist in assessing, classifying and documenting the wound. Wound care orders from the physician are integrated into the record and all treatment plans are verified through a series of validations to ensure the treatment is appropriate and compliant with orders. Wound flow charts are imbedded in the ICC which provide an easy visual to track the wound’s progress over time and to work with physicians in ensuring the most effective treatment plans are being used.

Dr. Michele Carr DPM, RD, CD, AAWPCA, the Clinical Operations Consultant at Encompass Home Health said, “We have been very involved in the development of the new ICC and could not be more pleased on the resulting functionality. It directly addresses a critical need for our agency. As the number of patients requiring wound care increases, our clinicians require the knowledge and tools necessary to assess, classify and treat wounds at all stages. The new ICC allows them to do this with more confidence and ensures they not only have the reference and documenting tools required to treat wounds, but the ability to work with patients, their families and physicians to set the best course of treatment. This powerful new tool will ultimately lead to better outcomes.“

For over 10 years, Homecare Homebase has been dedicated to providing homecare and hospice agencies with a best-of-breed healthcare information system that is fast, flexible and customizable to their unique operational requirements. Developed by industry veterans, Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive, integrated, cloud-based software solution that continues to stay ahead of the curve, as well as the competition, allowing customers to not only manage their business more effectively, but ultimately provide their patients with the best possible outcomes.

“The creation of the ICC is a direct result of working with our agency partners to answer a growing clinical need, ensuring the Homecare Homebase system continues to integrate functionality and tools that will enhance patient care,” said Tom Maxwell, Chief Strategy Officer, Homecare Homebase. “Every enhancement we develop focuses on providing our users with tools that provide better documentation, better communication among caregivers and ultimately better patient care. Homecare Homebase is uniquely positioned to provide this level of services because we come from an agency background and understand what agencies need and what their patients need. It’s one of the major attributes that differentiates Homecare Homebase.”

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About Homecare Homebase, LLC.
Homecare Homebase, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading healthcare software company serving the technology needs of the fast growing homecare and hospice industry. Twice named Best In KLAS for Homecare by KLAS in 2010 and 2011 “Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services” report, Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive integrated cloud-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. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, every aspect of the Homecare Homebase system was developed to be user-friendly, flexible and customizable to specific agency needs. For more information, visit http://www.hchb.com or contact us toll free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).

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