The Town Hall Meeting on Health IT Interoperability, Standards & Certification was moderated by Richard D. Brennan Jr., VP for Technology Policy, Government Affairs, NAHC, and Executive Director, HCTAA. It was packed with valuable information, below are just some of the highlights.
Alisa Ray, Executive Director and CEO, CCHIT noted:
Government continues its push for interoperability in health IT. Yet barriers prevent routine exchange of critical information during transitions in care. A major reason for the low level of interoperability is the expense of connecting different electronic health record systems (EHRs). The HITECH Act partially addresses the issue by offering incentives for doctors and hospitals to adopt EHRs. It does not offer similar incentives to long-term and post-acute providers, though effective exchange of information plays a crucial role when patients transition between care settings. How can home care and hospice surmount this and other roadblocks? Join the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) to learn how your agency can connect better to enhance patient care.
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NDoc® Achieves CCHIT Certified® 2011 Status for LTPAC
Lancaster, PA – NDoc® 12.11, a comprehensive home health information systems solution, designed, marketed and supported by Thornberry Ltd., was certified on July 25, 2013 as a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Long Term and Post-Acute Care (LTPAC) EHR with Home Health add-on by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®).
Thornberry has been recognized as the top performer in the “KLAS Post-Acute Care Perception 2012 – High Hopes and Big Plans” report released May 2, 2013.
In a “Side-by-Side Comparison of Homecare Vendor Performance,” Thornberry achieved the highest vendor score in 22 of 25 categories including:
– Service & Support
– Delivery of New Technology
– Money’s Worth
– Overall Product Quality
– Overall Satisfaction
– Quality of Implementation
– Would You Buy Again
October 10, 2012 (Lancaster, PA) –http://www.ndocsoftware.com– NDoc Software, the leading clinical point of care solution for homecare providers, has launched further enhancements to its unique automated care plan.
These latest additions to robust documentation options found in the NDoc Care Pilot offer clinicians the ability to further customize patient care plans with specific statements tailored to an individual’s unique care needs. Using these custom assess, instruct and outcome statements, clinicians can provide more patient centered care with greater results. Once captured, workflow prompts them to focus on these special care interventions as well as the standard care plan interventions which will in turn produce improved outcomes. “In a world of long narratives to translate the patient care instructions, this is an advantage to clinicians.” explained Candy Willhite, RN, Manager of Clinical Systems at Thornberry, Ltd.
Thornberry Ltd., the makers of NDoc Software and a leading provider of home care and hospice software solutions, announced that its home care and hospice customers will now benefit from clinical enhancements to the NDoc patient summary tool. These improved features in NDoc version 12.09 enrich the existing NDoc Care Pilot platform with advanced clinical alerts that makes it easier to call out specific patient problem areas.
The patient summary improvements quickly alert clinicians to special precautions, isolation precautions, and vital signs including pain that are abnormal or out of range, and are backed by new vital sign parameters at the patient and agency level that provide clinicians with greater control when monitoring patient condition and progress. “As process improvement within a home care agency is essential for better productivity, the continuing clinical enhancements in NDoc further prove Thornberry’s commitment to make a comprehensive yet user-friendly solution that helps our customers meet their goal of delivering quality care.” says Tom Peth, CEO of Thornberry Ltd.
July 13, 2012 (Lancaster, PA) – As a leader in software solutions for homecare and hospice providers, Thornberry has released its latest version of NDoc with new pain management tools for hospice providers. This is the next generation of NDoc Software for Hospice solutions.
“Hospice providers are preparing for the upcoming CMS changes in October this year,” said Tom Peth, CEO of Thornberry. “Our strong investment in our NDoc Software for Hospice solution gives the growing Thornberry family the right technology platform to adapt and succeed. Our latest release is an example of how we deliver intelligent automation capabilities that help hospice providers significantly enhance patient care and capture required information.”
Thornberry Celebrates 20 Years of Providing Homecare Solutions
for Better Patient Care
May 24, 2012, (Lancaster, PA) -Thornberry Ltd, a technology company that develops business and clinical automation software for homecare and hospice agencies, marked its 20th anniversary this month in conjunction with its annual User Conference. Thornberry was created in 1992 to provide an automation solution for the documentation requirements of the healthcare industry that would enable real-time charting and access to patient data and documentation across all disciplines.
The Start of Something Big
In 1992, Chuck Peth was the CIO of a large community hospital located in Syracuse, NY that developed a Nursing Notes application for the nursing staff. That application was the genesis for NDoc.
KLAS Evaluates Homecare Software Solutions
LANCASTER, Pa. (December 21, 2011) – Thornberry Ltd., creator of NDoc homecare and hospice EMR software, is pleased to announce it received a high overall KLAS score of 92.2 in the homecare category, and a 91 in the hospice category (both based on a 100 point scale) in the “2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services,” December 15, 2011. 2011 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com. The annual Best in KLAS report ranks the best-performing healthcare IT vendors in more than 100 market segments based on ratings from over 18,000 interviews with healthcare providers.