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Emergency Preparedness Mandate is Almost Here

8/30/2017 HealthWare Other 0 Comments

With Hurricane Harvey having just made landfall in Texas we are all reminded of how important it is to be prepared for an emergency. If you are a Home Health Care Agency it might also remind you that the Emergency Preparedness COP requirements must be implemented by November 15, 2017 which is right around the corner. This requirement includes a comprehensive risk assessment as well as specified training and testing. The requirements are focused on three key essentials necessary for maintaining access to healthcare during disasters or emergencies:

  • safeguarding human resources
  • maintaining business continuity
  • protecting physical resources

According to the guidelines to comply you must:

  • Risk assessment and emergency planning
  • Policies and procedures
  • Communication plan
  • Training and testing

HealthWare is prepared to assist you in meeting these requirements in a many ways:

Home Health QRP Provider Training Q and A Now Available

8/29/2017 HealthWare Other 8 Comments

The Q&A document from the May 2017 Home Health Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training is now available. The Q&A document contains participant questions from the training event which took place on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4, 2017, in Baltimore, MD. Find more information on the CMS Home Health Quality Reporting Training page here:

Great Device at a Great Price for Point of Care

8/21/2017 HealthWare Clinical 0 Comments

Looking for a great device to use at the point of care for your skilled disciplines, look no further than the award winning Microsoft Surface Pro 4. For the next 4 days this device can be purchased at $360 discount. This model has an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB of storage space. Find out more at:

HealthWare offers InTouch, our point of care solution for tablets, and it is ideally suited for the Surface Pro 4. Find out more at

Repaired Point of Care Devices Could Put Your Agency at Risk

8/20/2017 HealthWare Other 0 Comments

With the increasing number of bring your own devices (BYOD) being used by home health and hospice agencies you need to carefully consider your risk if one of those devices has been repaired by a third party.


Major manufacturers keep strict control of the parts that go into their devices. The same cannot be said for most third-party repair shops. Replacement parts could contain hardware or software that can make the device unsecure, potentially revealing protected health information and putting your agency at risk of HIPAA violations.