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Home Health Value Based Purchasing: What You Need to Know

By AlayaCare / January 25, 2016

On November 5, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule for Home Health Value Based Purchasing program (HHVBP). The inconveniently long 250-page document outlines a fundamental shift in the way home care is delivered, marking the beginning of the migration from a fee-for-service model to a new model that…

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How AlayaCare Fits into Your Population Health Strategy

By AlayaCare / January 21, 2016

Let us begin by telling you what you already know: our healthcare system is constantly facing challenges. According to the Becker Hospital Review, the vast majority of the top 10 challenges and opportunities for hospitals relate to Population Health. Population Health is a relatively new concept, and only most recently possible because of the growth…

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2016: The Year of Telehealth Reimbursement

By AlayaCare / January 13, 2016

2015 was a banner year for telehealth and telemedicine. According to the Home Care Technology Report, 200 telemedicine laws were introduced across 42 state legislatures in 2015. According to the American Telehealth Association (ATA), “Telehealth is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to help states leverage a shrinking and maldistributed provider workforce, increase…

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Home Care Software Company Raises an Additional $3.6 Million to Accelerate Growth

By AlayaCare / November 24, 2015

TORONTO, ON: AlayaCare, a home care software startup, today announced that it has raised $3.6 million in its latest round of funding as it accelerates client management, research and product development, and its expansion in the US market. AlayaCare’s proprietary platform provides its clients with an integrated solution that combines back office functions such as…

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Why Today’s Announcement from Apple has a Huge Ripple Effect for Home Health Care

By AlayaCare / September 9, 2015

I’m quite confident that September 9, 2015 will be referenced as a key date in the future of virtual care delivery, remote patient monitoring and the future of home health care.  Apple’s interest in the health vertical is nothing new, but what struck me as noteworthy was their formal partnership with AirStrip. AlayaCare works with…

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Self-Directed Care: Empowering Individuals & Maximizing Efficiencies

By AlayaCare / June 30, 2015

Earlier this year a thought provoking government-commissioned report on home care in Ontario was released, highlighting the struggling state of the system and its urgent need for restructuring. Titled “The Care We Need”, the critical report prompted the provincial government to release a new funding program as a direct response, implementing a series of pilot…

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Home Care in the Middle East, So Different and So Similar

By AlayaCare / February 27, 2015

As documented on our Facebook and Twitter feeds in late January we had the privilege of visiting Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates to sign with and implement the most progressive agency in the region, Enayati. While nursing is nursing the world over there are some distinct differences to how business is conducted in the…

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A New Dawn For Home Health Care

By AlayaCare / September 7, 2014

The home health IT sector is on fire. From the groundswell of “quantified self” wearable devices to more and more medical tests becoming consumerized in easy to use, portable form factors. Worldwide revenue for home health care devices and services will rise to $12.6 billion in 2018, up from $5.7 billion in 2013, according to…

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