Tuesday morning, we hosted a webinar for Homecare Homebase (HCHB) users about how our technology can help reduce hospital readmissions and decrease deaths on home health census. We even gave them a sneak peak into our newest technology, Medalogix Nurture. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Couldn't make it? Do you wish you you could have? Good news...there's more where that came from. 

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The recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Summit of the Southeast took place in Nashville—the hometown of Medalogix. Convention days were filled with speakers, workshops, networking and roundtables. Because of my commitment to healthcare data analytics, at one of these roundtables I was placed as a mentor panelist to ExtraHop.

If you’re a healthcare provider, chances are, your original motivations for joining the field were patient-focused. You wanted to make a positive difference in patients’ lives. Being in the field though, you may now feel like your day-to-day concerns are back-office focused. You’re spending much of your energy and resources:

You know health information technology (HIT) is an important part of your business operations. You can’t survive in home health or hospice without your core EMR product. Most likely, you also have ancillary HIT solutions to support programs such as referral interfaces, telehealth or analytics and benchmarking products. But how easy is it to implement and maintain these solutions? Chances are there are challenges—and quite possibly significant challenges that can jeopardize the success of a project as well as the stability of the entire organization.

How can we better interact with death and dying in our culture? This is a question we, at Medalogix, are seeking to answer. As a Nashville analytics company, we believe communication, planning and home health and hospice technology can help make the end-of-life process just a little easier—and in turn, help us build a better relationship with death itself. I'd like to share a few of the resources I use regularly to equip others to communicate effectively and compassionately about the dying process.

End-of-life care conversations and advance directives. At Medalogix, we're working hard to address and solve end-of-life care challenges with analytics technology.

One such challenge is end-of-life discussions—essential for patients, their families and friends. While this dialogue is sensitive, and can be uncomfortable, tools to help facilitate these conversations are greatly beneficial.