Tidewell Hospice Rolls Out Large-Scale Virtual Reality Program

Florida-based Tidewell Hospice has initiated a virtual reality program to aid in symptom management as well as help patients cope with social isolation, which has become even more critical and challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic.  An increasing number of hospice providers are incorporating virtual reality technology into patient care to help reduce pain, anxiety and […]

Hospice Tech Provider WellSky to Acquire CarePort Health for $1.35 Billion

Health care technology company WellSky, which works extensively in the hospice and post-acute care space, has inked a definitive agreement to purchase CarePort Health from its parent company Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) for the sum of $1.35 billion. CarePort develops software platforms designed to better connect post-acute care providers with payers. The acquisition is expected to […]

Hospices Seek to Balance Technology with the Human Touch

Hospices nationwide have leveraged technological advances to improve workflows, referral communications and enhance patient care. While telehealth in particular has been vital for hospices to continue reaching vulnerable high-risk patient populations during the COVID-19 pandemic, providers must proceed with caution when it comes to technology and patient care.  Prior to the pandemic, technology in the […]

Vynca, Cerner Integrate Advance Care Plans Into Electronic Health Records

Advance care planning solutions company Vynca has entered into a partnership with health care technology provider Cerner Corp. (NASDAQ: CERN) in which the companies will integrate goals of care documents with electronic health records (EHR). Making advance care plans available via EHRs can help ensure goal concordant care for patients as well as boost hospice […]

Hospice News Bringing Together Providers and Tech in Demo Day Event

Hospice News’ on Sept. 23 is hosting its first virtual Demo Day event in which technology companies will showcase their newest software solutions for providers. Nine companies will be presenting during the event. With widespread cancellations of in-person industry conferences, providers have lost many opportunities during 2020 to interface with vendors and learn about emerging […]

Rise of Hospice Telehealth Can Stoke Patient Satisfaction

Like providers, patients and families are adapting to rising use of telehealth in hospice care during the COVID-19 pandemic, as apparent plans to make temporary regulatory flexibilities permanent start to move forward. If telehealth remains a growing priority among hospices, gauging patient and family satisfaction with those services will be critical, particularly as they prepare […]