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Steps to prevent ransomware attacks in home care

By AlayaCare / August 11, 2022

Cybersecurity is a critical challenge facing the healthcare industry globally. Along with phishing, ransomware ranks as a top threat to EHR security. A 2021 report by HIMSS uncovered that ransomware was the second-most common vector of cybersecurity incidents in the healthcare industry, comprising 17% of all breaches.  

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Simplify Home Care Agency Accounting with Integrated Accounting Software

By AlayaCare / December 6, 2021

Home care agency accounting is one of the most tedious and time consuming processes in your organization. According to Zapier, nearly a quarter (24 percent) of small business owners spend 5-10+ hours each week on administrative tasks alone. 

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Maximize Clinical Documentation Efficiency with AlayaCare’s Fully Integrated 485

By AlayaCare / November 17, 2017

The 485 (a.k.a. the Plan of Care) is the keystone piece of home care that links physicians and agencies. Its purposes are many; a clear and concise perspective of the client health along with diagnoses, medications, interventions, allergies, ADLs, risks and more.

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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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5 Proactive Steps to Increase Security in your Cloud-Based Home Care Software

By AlayaCare / August 16, 2016

One of the biggest concerns for home healthcare agencies when implementing a software solution is the safety and security of their data. Cyber-attacks and data breaches could have serious implications on your business, so it’s important to take the appropriate precautions to protect all the data coming through your home care agency.

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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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What Home Care Can Learn from Salesforce

By AlayaCare / June 13, 2016

For those of you not in the know, Salesforce is the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software in the world. What is a CRM? Essentially, it is the tool that businesses use to manage their relationships with primarily clients, but also partners and any other stakeholder of their company. As one of the pioneers of…

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