shari heath future of health tech at MIT re hospice analytics.pngEarlier this year our own Shari Heath was invited to speak about the importance of appropriate end-of-life care and analytics' role in improving our final days.


cope with loss around the holidays.jpgWhile for many this is the "most wonderful time of the year," it can also be the most difficult--especially if you're coping with grief attributed to loss.  When a loved one is missing, it's even more apparent this time of year when loved ones traditionally gather. 



CarleenSmall.pngOur very own Carleen Rogers was invited speak at the 2016 Faith & Spirituality Symposium hosted by Alive Hospice. The event was geared toward community members, clinicians and laypersons of all faiths.


How_Analytics_Can_Enhance_or_replace_telehealth.jpgHome health operators widely accept telehealth and in-home devices as a viable option to successfully monitor, and better care for, remote home health patients. Although adopted commonly across the country, many providers struggle to identify the appropriate patients to monitor. Typically, provider’s default to deploying units based on a patient’s diagnoses or to the patients their hospital referral partners specify.


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Home health agencies work hard every day to ensure the patients they serve receive the appropriate care in order to recover, regain independence and become as self-sufficient as possible. But due to limitations in the home health benefit eligibility requirements, agencies often have to discharge patients who might not be fully ready or able to care for themselves. Or maybe they seem ready but wind up declining after discharge unexpectedly.


[row][col sm_width="10" sm_offset="1"] Dr. Sharma VNA Health GroupDr. Vikranta Sharma is VNA Health Group’s hospice and palliative care medical director. In her role, Dr. Sharma is responsible for a lot. She spearheads care planning, staff education, attending physician coordination, quality assurance and home health to hospice bridging. The last-mentioned aspect of her role, home health to hospice bridging, entails educating and increasing awareness about palliative and hospice care among physicians, nurses, patients and families. A passionate advocate of hospice care, Dr. Sharma says: [/col][/row]

Are you going to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice's Annual conference in Orlando? If so, we'd love to see you. Be sure to stop by our booth and check out our presentation. We'll be speaking alongside Great Lakes Caring's chief clinical officer and their director of hospital readmission reduction. 

We're proud to have been selected and honored to be speaking with Great Lakes' leaders. 

Here are the details:


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Let’s Unpack the term “pop health” and talk about how it can lead to “clinical conversation support.”

One key element the HIMSS Annual Conference delivers consistently is a consensus of the latest industry buzzwords. This year, HIMSS2016 did not disappoint. I picked up on the following three:


hospice_care_and_readmissions.pngAs the healthcare system shifts to value-based care, it's more important than ever to understand the relationship between appropriate hospice care and reduced readmissions. And, how to improve end-of-life care quality while reducing readmissions. This short video will tell you everything you need to know.