HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Interface with Optum to Improve Pharmacy Management for Hospice

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Interface provides automatic transfer of demographic data from firstHOSPICE to the Optum hospice pharmacy management software.

HEALTHCAREfirst is thrilled to expand our interfaces to include Optum’s hospice pharmacy solutions. We’re happy to be partnering with them to provide customers what they need to be efficient and successful.

HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces a partnership with Optum Pharmacy Services, the industry’s oldest hospice-centric pharmacy service provider of care-focused, innovative and cost-effective solutions.

This interface provides automatic transfer of demographic data from firstHOSPICE to the Optum hospice pharmacy management software. This saves valuable time for hospice staff by eliminating duplicate data entry, and it expedites pharmacy orders to more quickly serve patient needs.

“HEALTHCAREfirst is thrilled to expand our interfaces to include Optum’s hospice pharmacy solutions,” said J. Kevin Porter, CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “Because of their forward-thinking approach, we are seeing an increased demand for their solutions. We’re happy to be partnering with them to provide customers what they need to be efficient and successful.”

“Hospices are increasingly looking to technology for operational improvements, along with Optum’s forward thinking approach to reducing cost” added Jason Kimbrel, Vice President of Operations & Clinical Services at Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services. “Partnering with a leading software provider like HEALTHCAREfirst adds value to our mutual customers and we know they will be excited.”

The interface is currently in its final stages of being completed. Customers interested in taking advantage of new efficiency gains may contact either company to learn more.

HEALTHCAREfirst
800-841-6095
connect(at)healthcarefirst(dot)com

Optum
866-970-7500
OptumHospicePharmacyServices(at)optum(dot)com

About HEALTHCAREfirst

HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for over four thousand home health and hospice providers across the United States. Based in Springfield, MO and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides agency and clinical management software, outsourced revenue cycle management services (billing, coding and OASIS Review), CAHPS surveys, and advanced analytics, in any combination. HEALTHCAREfirst’s breadth of solutions offers agencies a single source to improve patient care, create operational efficiencies, increase profitability and simplify CMS compliance. With HEALTHCAREfirst, agencies can focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at http://www.healthcarefirst.com.

About Optum

Optum is a leading health services and innovation company, which includes the Hospice Pharmacy Service business (previously HospiScript) that delivers care-focused, innovative and cost-effective solutions. With 100,000+ people world-wide, hundreds dedicated to hospice, Optum combines its pharmacy network, clinical programs, analytic tools, technology solutions and educational resources to deliver a flexible, forward-thinking approach to hospice care. Optum uniquely collaborates with all participants in health care. Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, employers, health plans, government agencies and life sciences companies rely on Optum services and solutions to solve their most complex challenges and meet the growing needs of the people and communities they serve. For more information visit: http://www.optum.com/hospicepharmacy.

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