2018

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AlayaCare’s Top Posts of 2018

AlayaCare

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is nearly over — and what a year it’s been! We’re so thankful for our amazing client partners and staff members who give so much meaning to the work we do. Thank you for your feedback, support, and ongoing dedication to AlayaCare. Each year we like to turn the dial back and check out which stories resonated the most with you, our dedicated readers!

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 18 - Conversation With Barbara Karnes - The Little Blue Book Lady!

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson talks with Ms. Barbara Karnes, RN who authored the book "Gone From My Sights." In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson talks with Ms. Barbara Karnes, RN who authored the book "Gone From My Sights.

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Grief

Death and Dying Chronicles

I haven’t been to this site in awhile. Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t. Instead I have been struggling with the tsunami of emotions that grief brings and washes over your life. Things that mattered, don’t. Things that brought me joy, don’t. In fact, all that is left is the overwhelming feeling that there will never be joy or happiness in my life again.

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Oral anticoagulation is preferable to injected, but only if it is safe and effective: An interview study of patient and carer experience of oral and injected anticoagulant therapy for cancer-associated thrombosis in the select-d trial

SAGE Palliative Medicine & Chronic Care podcast

This episode features Dr Sophie Rees ( University of Warwick, Coventry, UK ) and Dr Ann Hutchinson ( University of Hull, Hull, UK ) Cancer patients are at an increased risk of thrombosis. Current guidance for treatment is injected anticoagulants although there is some doubt as to the long-term acceptability of injections to patients. Many cancer patients are unaware of their increased risk of thrombosis or of the symptoms that should prompt seeking medical attention.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.

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Key Indicators to Knowing If Your Aging Parents Need Help

Bayshore Care Home

When you are concerned about your aging parents, it’s hard to know when is the right time to take action. All too often, help if not accepted until a preventable. The post Key Indicators to Knowing If Your Aging Parents Need Help first appeared on Bayshore Home Care.

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Rev Bodhi Be On "In Case You Might Die One Day"

Journey With Deanna

Reverend Bodhi Be discusses with me about living as a student of suffering, dying and grieving. "We don't value suffering in this culture, that is why we are always pushing it away." Join us in this heartfelt discussion on suffering, soul and spiritual life. What if we got grounded in the world right here right now as a way of widening and deepening our spiritual life?

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AlayaCare Launches interRAI Assessments

AlayaCare

TORONTO, ON – November 6, 2018 – AlayaCare today announced that its home and community care clients can now apply interRAI assessments to patient care plans. The assessments allow care providers to better track the health of elderly patients, and agencies can use the assessment data to better plan and coordinate their care services. “This latest feature is another step toward individualized client care, as agencies can use a person-centred assessment system that helps direct comprehensiv

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AlayaCare Raises $13.8 Million in Series B Funding Led by inovia capital

AlayaCare

Toronto, August 7, 2018 – AlayaCare, the leading cloud-based software for home and community care providers, announced today a Series B investment of $13.8 million led by inovia capital. Chrysalis is joining the round, and existing investors, including Fonds Innovexport, are participating in the financing. The financing will be used to fund AlayaCare’s continued expansion with a focus on the US market, and further investment in its proprietary technology platform. inovia capital Principal Magaly

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AlayaCare Helps Attendees Unleash Their Inner Superhero at Florida’s HomeCareCon ‘18

AlayaCare

AlayaCare is thrilled to join the Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) at HomeCareCon ‘18, the largest home care industry event of the year in the Sunshine State. This year’s theme — Unleash Your Inner Superhero — recognizes the battles home care providers face every day in trying to provide the best care possible to clients in this rapidly changing industry.

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AlayaCare Budget Module: Effortlessly Define & Track Income Vs. Expenses

AlayaCare

Several countries, such as France, Germany and Australia, have implemented self-directed models of care delivery, boosting patient satisfaction by giving individuals and families a greater say in their care packages. This model emphasizes clients’ right to have more visibility, engagement, and arguably the most integral component—choice in the care and services they receive.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? The home care industry is experiencing turnover rates of over 80%. How are you ensuring your agency is retaining caregivers? This FREE eBook from Smartcare Software is packed with industry secrets needed to keep your caregivers happy, engaged, and retained, unlocking the full potential of your agency.

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CHRIS Integration: Updates, Referrals, and Patient Records Directly from the Source

AlayaCare

The road to the future of home care is paved with integrated, virtual and collaborative care models. Coordination will remain a major factor in reducing health care expenditures, supporting home care agencies, and vastly improving the patient experience. Silos will disappear, and information will flow securely along the continuum. To help make this vision a reality in the Ontario home care market, AlayaCare integrated the Client Health and Related Information System (CHRIS), a web-based patient

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AlayaCare’s Electronic Billing: Automatic Claim Submission and Adjustments

AlayaCare

Billing for home care services is no easy task. Inaccurate home care billing documentation can generate hours of rework and, even worse, delay reimbursement. It’s the biller’s responsibility to review and make sure all documentation is on file and accurate before transmitting the claim for payment. This is especially important when you are billing Medicaid because you need to make sure you have all the required documentation on file before you submit your claim for processing.

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AlayaCare + Waystar = Deep Integration, Unparalleled Benefits

AlayaCare

We were thrilled to recently announce our partnership with Waystar — the top medical billing clearinghouse in the U.S. and an exceptionally powerful tool for our Medicaid clients looking for a turnkey solution to connect care providers, insurers and other payers. AlayaCare’s integration with Waystar is deeper than any other home care software provider and, in fact, is the only software to date that has harmonized with Waystar on an individual visit-by-visit basis.

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Important Predictions for Home Care in 2019

AlayaCare

As AlayaCare has grown, we’ve had the privilege of observing how health systems around the world are organizing to keep seniors and chronically or acutely ill patients receiving care and convalescing in their preferred setting: at home. Everywhere we look, home care is growing at double-digit percentages. A key driver: the fact that delivering care where clients/patients want to receive it just makes great economic sense.

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The Secret to Supercharging Your Organizations Communications

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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AlayaCare Promotes Mobile-First Experience for Frontline Caregivers

AlayaCare

Home and community care providers embracing technology are increasingly turning to AlayaCare’s end-to-end platform as it promotes a mobile-first experience for frontline caregivers. Access to real-time client information at the point of care contributes to improved business operations and enhances the patient experience. “We are transforming how home care is delivered because technology helps provide a higher quality of care,” said Adrian Schauer, CEO, AlayaCare.

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Forecast the Future: Leveraging Data to Predict Home Care Worker Churn

AlayaCare

Studies have shown that having at least 70 percent full-time employed nurses fosters continuity of care among many other benefits: reduced costs, better teamwork, and happier and more engaged staff. Under 70 percent, and the quality of client care can take a hit. Every time a home care worker churns or submits a resignation, it creates a series of challenges for both the organization and its clients: Each client associated to that employee needs to be reassigned to a new care worker.

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That’s a Wrap! Highlights from Better Outcomes 2018

AlayaCare

Last week, we welcomed hundreds of home care professionals and agency representatives to our annual user conference in Niagara Falls for a remarkable three days of hands-on software training, client roundtables, product demos and presentations from industry leaders. It was a notable year in home healthcare technology and improved client outcomes and we hope everyone who attended found the inspiration, education and connections needed to help grow your business and set your organization up for su

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AlayaCare Ranks No. 18 on the 2018 Startup 50

AlayaCare

Canadian Business unveils 2018 list of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies Ranking reflects two-year revenue growth; follows recent announcement of Series B Funding, client growth in Canada and abroad, and continued innovation of its platform. Toronto, September 13, 2018 – AlayaCare, the leading cloud-based software for home and community care providers, today secured the No. 18 spot on the 2018 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies as published by Canadian Business and Maclean’s

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School’s in Session: Welcome to AlayaCare University

AlayaCare

Today, we proudly launch AlayaCare University at Better Outcomes 2018 , our annual user conference taking place in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There’s no time like the present to take a dive into what this educational initiative is all about and how it helps home care agencies get technologically proficient in short order. AlayaCare University: A Primer What is it?

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Thanks, Florida! HomeCareCon ‘18 was a “super” time

AlayaCare

Now, AlayaCare is off to Texas Ka-pow! Our team had such a great time at this year’s HCAF HomeCareCon! The strong agenda featured so many interesting speakers digging into a wide range of pressing matters affecting the home care industry today. It’s always an optimal time to explore recruiting and retention , emergency preparedness , patient-centred payment models , audit avoidance, data exchange and interoperability.

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Bill to Delay EVV for Home Care Passes House

AlayaCare

For U.S. home care agencies rushing to implement federally-mandated electronic visit verification (EVV) systems, there looks to be some reprieve. Last month, the House passed a bill to push the initial deadline of January 1st, 2019 a full calendar flip to January 1st, 2020 for Medicaid-reimbursed home care providers to be up and running with EVV. While the bill still must pass the Senate, there is a strong likelihood this will move ahead, giving agencies some time to breathe and strategize about

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AlayaCare Recognized Among Top ICT Companies on the 2018 Branham300 List

AlayaCare

Word is getting out: AlayaCare is quickly growing into an industry leader in its home country. Our company continues to climb the ranks on the Branham300 List, the best-known and most widely-referenced listing of Canada’s top Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies, ranked by revenue. Branham Group Inc. is a global ICT industry analyst and strategic marketing company and this year marks its 25th anniversary of the Branham300 list.

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Feature Highlight: AlayaCare’s ADL Management Solution

AlayaCare

Courtesy of mobile technology, end-to-end home care solutions and configurable workflow with mandatory tasks, a home care agency can ensure each and every visit is compliant to care plans. Case managers and supervisors rely on technology to ensure each and every visit follows the prescribed plan. This configurable workflow is an example of how technology can help supervisors focus on outliers and exceptions.

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Q&A with AlayaCare Client Axiom Care Solutions

AlayaCare

Based in British Columbia, Canada, Axiom Care Solutions LP is a start-up home care company that founders Khairrunnissa Rhemtulla and Sheazin Premji built to make a difference in the quality of life for individuals and their families who want to live at home. The co-founders bring decades of experience in health-care to the business — from hands-on care delivery to health-care leadership — and have a vision to show that it’s possible to provide more, better care with less strain to th

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AlayaCare Welcomes Canesto Systems’ Clients to the Fold

AlayaCare

Join us at the HSSO Conference June 19-20, 2018 This week, AlayaCare took a big step in our ongoing evolution by acquiring Canesto Systems. We have long admired Canesto’s industry-leading contact and resource management software, and it was a natural fit to bring them into the AlayaCare community, as they shared our mission of outfitting home care agencies with the tools they need to deliver optimal care to clients.

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AlayaCare Enterprise Home Care Software Announces Acquisition of Canesto Systems Inc.

AlayaCare

Acquisition improves AlayaCare’s ability to help Ontario home and community care agencies focus on delivering quality patient care TORONTO, June 18, 2018: AlayaCare, an award-winning, end-to-end software platform for home and community care, today announced the acquisition of Canesto Systems Inc., a leading contact and resource management software provider for home and community care organizations.

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Buurtzorg: The Right Technology is Needed to Embrace a Shift in Care

AlayaCare

Earlier this month, we profiled an exciting new development in home care: an approach to nursing called Buurtzorg or, colloquially, the Dutch model of neighbourhood care. This unique way of thinking about how we care for clients in their homes is gradually gaining awareness and acceptance in more countries across the globe. Buurtzorg emphasizes a more intimate, considerate type of individual client care, in the same vein as neighbours helping neighbours.

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Rise of the Dutch Model of Neighbourhood Care

AlayaCare

Almelo is a town of about 72,000 residents that sits in eastern Holland. It is there, around the middle of last decade, where a local nurse named Jos de Blok decided to do something about the growing frustration that he and other colleagues felt about having less time for actual patient care. In a direct move away from a health system lodged in bureaucracy, de Blok devised a new system where nurses merged together to form small, self-managing teams.

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Better Outcomes 2018

AlayaCare

You may not believe it, but summer is almost here. Really! In September, toward the end of the season, AlayaCare is excited to host our 3 rd annual user conference: Better Outcomes. We hope you can join us for this fantastic event that brings together home care professionals, agency representatives, and industry thought leaders to celebrate the latest advancements in home healthcare technology and improved client outcomes.

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AlayaCare Enterprise Home Care Software Integrates WalkMe Digital Adoption Platform

AlayaCare

New Partnership Promotes Rapid, Streamlined and Contextualized Guidance to Maximize Home Care Software Adoption TORONTO, February 19, 2018 – AlayaCare, an award-winning end-to-end solution for home and community care agencies, today announced its partnership with WalkMe Digital Adoption Platform (DAP) — an enterprise-class guidance, engagement, insights and automation platform.

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 17 - All Things Psych In Palliative Care With Dr. Jason Webb

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews Jason A. Webb, MD, assistant professor of medicine, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, about psyche issues related to the end of life. In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews Jason A. Webb, MD, assistant professor of medicine, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, about psyche issues related to the end of life.

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 16 - Music Therapy For Seriously Ill Pediatric Patients

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

Palliative Care Chat - Episode 16 - Music Therapy For Seriously Ill Pediatric Patients by Palliative Care Chat - University of MD Baltimore Palliative Care Chat - Episode 16 - Music Therapy For Seriously Ill Pediatric Patients by Palliative Care Chat - University of MD Baltimore

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 15 - Ten Tips From Palliative Care Pharmacists

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews three of her palliative care pharmacy colleagues with whom she recently co-authored a new paper titled "Ten Tips Palliative Care Pharmacists Want the Palliative Care Team to Know When Caring for Patients." In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews three of her palliative care pharmacy colleagues with whom she recently co-authored a new paper titled "Ten Tips Palliative Care Pharmacists Want the Palliative C

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Palliative Care Chat - Episode 14 - Dr.'s McPherson and Sera

Palliative Care Chat Podcast

In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr. McPherson interviews Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, about her project on anticholinergic burden in hospice patients In this episode of Palliative Care Chat, Dr.