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Allied Health Professionals Realize the Benefits of Cutting-Edge Mobile Technology

By AlayaCare / August 24, 2017

As a registered dietitian, Brandy Durant frequently travels between doctors’ clinics in her hometown of Windsor, Ontario, providing comprehensive advice and counselling on diet and nutrition concerns to hundreds of clients. Because she’s consistently on the move, it’s important for her to access patient information quickly and efficiently. That goes not only for her own…

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How Innovation Empowers Home Care Clinical Staff

By AlayaCare / July 4, 2017

In some industries, administrative backlogs and inefficient processes can cause minor disruptions, like pushing back a deliverable for a couple of days. Companies live with this because it doesn’t ultimately affect their missions. But in certain industries, such inefficiencies can carry a very real and human cost.

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How to Deliver More Quality Home Care Without Hiring More Care Workers

By AlayaCare / June 8, 2017

For many home care providers there is no lack of clients or business coming their way. The real challenge is how to recruit and retain high-quality staff to meet the demand. Many HR and Operations managers look to bring on more staff, which is part of the answer, but we believe increasing utilization of your…

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CODE RED: Emergency Preparedness Rule set to impact Medicaid business

By AlayaCare / May 30, 2017

In 2016, there were 46 “major disasters” and another 50 fire-related national emergencies, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). There were also “emergency declarations” across another seven states in the wake not only of Hurricane Matthew but contaminated water in Michigan and severe storms in both Missouri and Louisiana. 

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A Window on the Future of Home Care Market: Implications for the Mandatory use of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

By AlayaCare / May 16, 2017

A window of opportunity has arrived. Section 12006 of the Obama administration’s 21st Century CURES Act ushered in what most in the home care services industry expected: measures to corral unchecked and sometimes fraudulent billing practices to Medicaid. That came largely in the form of one newly mandatory requirement: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV), which allows…

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The Benefits of Electronic Point of Care Documentation in Home Care

By AlayaCare / March 31, 2017

Due to growing pains of the industry and the subsequent nursing shortage, home care providers are placing more emphasis on ensuring appropriate visit documentation is completed rather than ensuring the information is documented thoroughly and accurately. Specifically, agencies operating on paper processes see more physically damaged or lost documentation, increased caregiver error at the point…

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The Impact of Home Care Technology on ADL Tracking and Clinical Documentation

By AlayaCare / March 27, 2017

To accurately document the completion of ADLs for a client, there needs to be an effective system. Some home care agencies rely on paper documentation; the clerk/coordinator physically goes through a large amount of visit notes/flow sheets and enters the data into their homecare software solution. No doubt these paper processes are inefficient, outdated, and…

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How Technology Can Improve Hospice Operations and the Overall Quality of Care

By AlayaCare / March 7, 2017

Advances in homecare technology have led to exciting possibilities for home health and hospice organizations. By adopting technology solutions, providers are seeing enhancements in their care delivery, and improvements in business results by reducing costs and ensuring accuracy of clinical documentation. Hospice care can be difficult work, and therefore it becomes more important for care…

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Top 5 Home Care Agency Processes That Need to Be Paperless

By AlayaCare / July 22, 2016

Considering it’s 2017 and we’re well into the digital age, most home healthcare organizations are aware of the benefits of going paperless. The amount of time and money your home care agency can save by implementing paperless clinical documentation, or electronic visit verification (EVV), amongst other paperless processes is substantial. Not only does eliminating paper…

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Enhancing Safety in the Home: The Role of Technology

By AlayaCare / June 10, 2016

As the senior population continues to grow, so does the need to ensure the delivery of safe care in the home. While people prefer to receive care in the comfort of their own home, this does not always mean their homes are safe spaces. There are a number of distinct characteristics of the home health…

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