Homcare Homebase Releases Powerful Mobile Solution for Physicans

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Homecare Homebase today announced the release of Provider Link, Homecare Homebase’s integrated physician portal, enhanced for the Apple Safari browser at the 2012 NAHC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

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Homecare Homebase today announced the release of Provider Link, Homecare Homebase’s integrated physician portal, enhanced for the Apple Safari browser at the 2012 NAHC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando, Florida.

Since the introduction of the “tablet” mobile form factor a few short years ago they have become a staple to both consumers and business users, but no industry has adopted the technology faster for professional purposes than healthcare, especially physicians. Physician acceptance has almost doubled since 2011, reaching over 62% in early 2012. Among the many choices available, Apple’s iPAD has emerged as the their tablet of choice.¹

“It was logical for us to create an Apple iOS Safari-compatible version of Provider Link,” said Mike Smolinski, VP of Technology at Homecare Homebase. “More and more HCHB users are working with physicians who are interested in using mobile devices to facilitate communication with the post-acute care team and to stay abreast of patient status. We worked closely with our users to ensure they had a tool that they could take to their referring physicians that worked best for them and their device of choice is almost unanimously the Apple iPAD. With everyone electronically connected in the patient’s circle-of-care we are one-step closer to ensuring the most integrated and accurate patient health record possible.”

Homecare Homebase has long-offered Provider Link, and industry-leading, integrated physicians portal that allows for real-time access into the status of homebound patients. Physicians can use Provider Link to view patient’s vital signs, visit notes, schedules, diagnoses and medications. They can view all open and approved orders, wound histories and outcomes, and are provided a graphical view into a patient’s entire episode of care with complete details on the patient’s progress. Physicians also have control over the types of alerts and information they wish to receive regarding changes to their patient’s status, and they can make the system work for their practice since it can accommodate custom-defined networks to allow access to a patient’s data by any physician within the network for round-the-clock care.

“The addition of support for the the Apple Safari browser further enhances Homecare Homebase’s ability to provide the kind of tools home health and hospice agencies need to remain successful and ensure a solid foothold in the healthcare community of the future,” said Tom Maxwell, Chief Strategy Officer at Homecare Homebase. “With the focus continuing to shift towards a true electronic medical record and the creation of an Accountable Care Organization model, agencies are looking for ways to bring more to the table for their referral sources, including further integration into the electronic health record, while also creating value-added benefits for patients and their families through better, streamlined care.”

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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).

¹Information released by Information Week Health Care Online in an article by Anthony Vecchione on May 16, 2012 and cites an additional study by the Manhattan Research Firm titled “Taking the Pulse, U.S. 2012.”

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