CareAcademy Launches Hospice Curriculum

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! The online clinical training platform CareAcademy has developed a hospice care curriculum.  The new curriculum is designed to offer “foundational orientation training” for hospice aides, nurses, volunteers, social workers, chaplains […]

St. Croix Hospice Leverages Predictive Analytics to Boost Quality

St. Croix Hospice recently unveiled data showing how the company leveraged predictive analytics technology to improve quality outcomes. In 2019 the Minnesota-headquartered hospice provider began utilizing a predictive analytics tool from Medalogix. The post-acute data analytics company develops machine learning solutions designed to identify patients in need of home health, hospice or palliative care services […]

IntellaTriage Acquires NurseLine

IntellaTriage has acquired NurseLine, a national provider of hospice and home health triage services. Financial terms were undisclosed. Established in 2008, IntellaTriage provides after-hours nurse triage services for a range of health care providers, including hospice and home health providers, hospitals, physician groups, health plans and specialty practices. Combining their platform with NurseLine’s will strengthen […]

VNHS Leveraging Tech to Optimize Hospice Patient Experience

After 75 years of service, Georgia-based hospice provider Visiting Nurse Health System (VNHS) has its sights set on the future. Founded in 1948, the organization was the first home-based care provider to operate in Georgia, and in 1975 launched the state’s first hospice program. A major goal for 2024 will be to maximize the benefits […]

WellSky Partners with Google on AI, Process Automation

The post-acute tech company WellSky is partnering with Google Cloud to enhance its artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning capabilities. Google Cloud is a segment of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), the parent company of the tech giant Google. The collaboration will bring WellSky larger access to Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, an AI platform that […]

HHS: Hospice, Post-Acute Providers Lag on EMR Interoperability

Hospices and other post-acute health care providers lag behind hospitals and ambulatory settings when it comes to electronic health record (EMR) interoperability. More than 85% of ambulatory practices and 95% of hospitals have adopted and use some form of EMR to document patient care and share data to varying degrees, according to a new report […]

Hackensack Meridian Health Pilots Predictive Analytics Training Model

Hackensack Meridian Health is testing the utilization of predictive analytics technology to improve timely hospice transitions. A group of hospice providers and data scientists at the New Jersey-based health system have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology aimed at helping its clinical teams to better identify when a patient is nearing the end of life or […]

AI, RPM Systems Turning Keys For Compassus

Staffing strains and quality concerns have hospice providers relying more heavily on technology to strengthen the delivery, timing and experience of end-of-life care. Artificial intelligence (AI) and remote patient monitoring (RPM) systems can be worth the financial investment in terms of building operational efficiencies that benefit patient quality, according to Laura Templeton, executive vice president […]

Betterleave to Expand to 12 States Following $2.4M Funding Round

The bereavement care tech company Betterleave has secured $2.4 million in a funding round led by Chingona Ventures. Austin-based Betterleave Bereavement launched as a venture capital-backed startup in March 2022. The company’s bereavement care platform is designed as a benefit that companies can offer their employees who have lost a loved one, a pregnancy or […]

Hospices Leverage Technology to Improve Patient, Employee Satisfaction, Reduce Turnover 

With burnout as a major cause of turnover, hospices are applying technology to take some of the pressure off of staff in hopes of boosting retention. A frequent goal is reducing the amount of time spent on documentation. Though complete and accurate documentation is essential to regulatory compliance, patient safety and securing payment, the sheer […]