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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]

Forward-thinking home health providers initially implement our home health and hospice technologies to realize patient-improvement benefits like:


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:


survey_meme-1.jpgBack in June, we sent our biannual survey to our home health and/or hospice users. We distributed surveys to 121 people, and received 53 responses--yes my friends, that's a 41% response rate! We wanted to share the results specific to each product and thank everyone who participated (you know who you are)! 


nashville_technology_company_medalogix.pngI am relatively new to working here at Medalogix--a Nashville technology company. I have only been here for 2 months but am loving every bit of it. Some of it has to do with my short commute to our office in Germantown. Most of it has to do with the culture here at Medalogix and specifically the developer experience.


healtcare_analytics_technology_meme.pngYou’ve invested in this homecare analytics technology (or any healthcare analytics technology, really) that you know will improve your organization, increase revenues and maybe even change the world as you know it…So, what now?!


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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: