National Health IT week is a culmination of many different organizations, groups, associations, businesses and providers who are working to transform the health care industry on a global level. As the need for smarter, faster and better health care grows, so does the innovation and creativity surrounding medical care. Evidence... Keep Reading
A senior population that is the fastest-growing sector in the U.S., along with combined Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements for home-based care in excess of $31 billion, has created a booming home health industry that is expected to reach a value of $150.8 billion by 2018. Big-dollar payments and explosive growth have... Keep Reading
According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHCH), the home health care industry serves an estimated 12 million patients. NAHCH also reports these 12 million individuals receive care from more than 33,000 providers each year in the U.S. These figures are expected to grow rapidly over the... Keep Reading
Axxess is growing and being recognized as a leader in the health care industry. Today, the company proudly announced its CEO, John Olajide, was chosen by the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) to the list of “2014 Who’s Who in Health Care.” The annual list is a compilation of North Texas... Keep Reading
In business, change happens quickly. When the economic climate is good, companies tend to thrive and look for new ways to gain market share. In tougher economic times, companies are forced to take a look at new ways of doing things in order to stay competitive.
New technology, company mergers, changing economies, competitor acquisitions and... Keep Reading
(CNN) -- Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked.
The 77-year-old is in the middle stages of Alzheimer's and though she lives on her own, her family keeps close tabs on her. If she leaves her Washington D.C. home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., a silent sensor on her... Keep Reading
It is well known that most seniors and individuals with disabilities, if given the choice, would rather reside at home than in an institutional setting. Maintaining an involvement with their communities, their loved ones and being in a familiar space are some of the most cited reasons. In fact, according... Keep Reading
HIMSS Analytics report sees two-way video as key component of value-based care
Nearly half of healthcare organizations polled for a new HIMSS Analytics report use telemedicine technology -- with some of them combining as many as four different tools to enable remote care.
[See also: Telehealth could rake in $6B savings]
The 2014 U.S.... Keep Reading
In the first part of this series (HHCAHPS 101), we learned about HHCAHPS and its importance. As we recall, HHCAHPS stands for The Home Health (HH) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey, and is designed to “measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified... Keep Reading
Axxess is on the move. As part of the company’s continued growth while providing best-in-class technology and service for our customers in the home health software market, we’ve announced plans to expand our corporate headquarters in Texas. This fall, we will be moving to a new 25,000-square foot... Keep Reading