October 9, 2019
Dallas, TX – Home health and hospice software leader Homecare Homebase (HCHB) confirmed the successful launch of HCHB Exchange, the newest tool to enhance “interoperability” and create fast, easy connections among varied home-based care providers.
Since its debut in mid-June, HCHB Exchange has been used by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Colorado for over 13,000 seamless transactions, streamlining connections with physicians, hospitals, pharmacy and other patient care providers.
With an aging population requiring multiple, specialized home-based services and separate providers, the ability to share patient data is critical for consistent, quality care. HCHB Exchange provides an on ramp to quickly and easily send and receive patient information across the vast landscape of national providers.
HCHB Exchange users enjoy instant access to Surescript’s Record Locator and Exchange service, which enables easy exchange of clinical data among more than 100,000 clinicians nationwide, plus more than 600,000 care providers connected through Carequality and the CommonWell Health Alliance.
“Surescripts Record Locator & Exchange meets the unique needs of long-term and post-acute care providers by dramatically improving efficiency during transitions of care,” explained Tara Dragert, Vice President of Product Innovation at Surescripts.
“With this capability integrated into their electronic workflow, HCHB Exchange users can easily connect to a nationwide network of clinicians and patients and gain access to historical patient care records, regardless of care setting or location.”
HCHB Exchange is part of the larger HCHB Connect Suite, which supports and streamlines patient referrals, clinician signatures and rapidly growing Population Health Management needs.
HCHB President Scott Decker said the company is “pleased but not surprised” by the early success of HCHB Exchange. “We’ve spent significant resources in developing cutting-edge solutions for enhanced interoperability for our software users. This is a clear indication that it’s working — and we’ll continue to invest heavily in this area.”
As for the VNA of Colorado, nurses and clinicians could not be more pleased. Christopher Lee, President and CEO stated that “In just two months, we’ve gone from electronic faxing, verbal and written requests to instant access and answers—including approvals and real-time patient data we can now use to deliver the best care possible.”
About Colorado Visiting Nurse Association
Founded in 1889 as the Denver Flower Mission, Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has grown to become the state’s largest home health care agency, providing 200,000 visits per year. Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s compassionate, dedicated, and experienced healthcare professionals are recognized for their expert, personal medical attention and for their strong tradition of ensuring continuity of care while creating warm relationships with patients. Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides Senior Wellness Services, Paraprofessional Support Services, Skilled Home Health Services and Hospice/Palliative Care.
About Homecare Homebase, LLC
Homecare Homebase (HCHB) is a Dallas-based software leader offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, simplify compliance and boost clinical and financial outcomes for homecare and hospice agencies. Our customized mobile solutions enable real-time, wireless data exchange and communication between field clinicians, physicians and office staff for better care, more accurate reporting and faster payment. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, the company is now part of the Hearst Health network. For more information visit hchb.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).
About Hearst Health
The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 90 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions. The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MHK (formerly MedHOK—Medical House of Knowledge) and Hearst Health Ventures (www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen.