Home Care Leader Encompass Home Health & Hospice Selects HealthMEDX EMR for its Private Duty Division

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Facing market and regulatory challenges, Encompass Home Health & Hospice selected LTPAC leader HealthMEDX Vision® as its EMR platform for pediatric private duty services. The multi-state home care agency will leverage Vision's comprehensive point-of-care, telephony and financial capabilities to streamline operations relating to pediatric in-home services.

Now is a pivotal time for the home-based care sector of our industry.

National home care provider Encompass Home Health & Hospice announced today that it has selected HealthMEDX Vision® as the EMR provider of choice for private duty operations in its Encompass Pediatric Services Division. The company division provides private duty home care services to Texas- and Kansas-based children with a wide range of serious health issues that require ongoing in-home treatment.

Encompass Pediatrics will implement the Vision platform, which includes the HealthMEDX Mobile View point-of-care solution for clinicians serving private duty home care patients. Vision’s back-office functionality will help manage the complex web of billing, reimbursement and other financial aspects of Encompass’s pediatric operations.

The company recognized the need to automate, streamline and improve the overall quality of its clinical and financial operations within its pediatric division, including enhanced documentation, care planning, reporting and financial functions. Additionally, unique Texas regulations now require the use of a state-mandated telephony vendor for documentation of the thousands of pediatric home care visits completed annually by Encompass field clinicians.

Along with external challenges, Encompass’s dynamic business model called for an EMR implementation strategy that could meet their scalable size & scope requirements, both current and future. In the end, the enterprise functionality, comprehensive care coordination and seamless telephony interface capabilities of HealthMEDX Vision were key factors in its selection as system of choice for the pediatric division.

“Our pediatric division is thrilled to have a tool like HealthMEDX Vision to help us enhance the quality of our care to our medically fragile pediatric population,” says April Anthony, CEO of Encompass Home Health & Hospice. “With the Vision tool we are going to be able to further advance our mission of delivering a better way to care to hundreds of children each year. Along the way, the Vision tools will provide us with all that we need to enhance the quality and efficiency of our overall operations within the challenging reimbursement environments that we face within our pediatric service line."

In selecting Vision as their software platform for pediatrics, Encompass joins a growing national list of HealthMEDX home care customers in the Private Duty sector, including other premier organizations looking to automate and connect their home care operations across varied locations and care settings.

“We are excited to add Encompass to our very prestigious list of private duty home care partners,” says Pam Pure, CEO of HealthMEDX. “Now is a pivotal time for the home-based care sector of our industry, and both April Anthony and her companies are respected for their progressive initiatives. We are proud to be closely aligned with the Encompass team.”

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Encompass Home Health offers a revolutionary way to provide better health care. Serving home health, hospice and pediatric patients across 18 states, they are dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative skilled nursing and therapy services. More information about Encompass and their many clinical specialty programs, service areas, leadership, and compliance program can be found at http://www.ehhi.com.

HealthMEDX® is the leading developer of EMR solutions for providers in the long-term, post-acute, home care and hospice settings. Our integrated HealthMEDX Vision® platform streamlines clinical, financial and reporting for organizations of any size, while innovative mobile and analytics functionality delivers operational value for end users, executives, and physicians. For more information, go to http://www.healthmedx.com or email info@healthmedx.com. Follow HealthMEDX on social media sites Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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