PointClickCare Enters into Strategic Partnership, Opens New Office Location

PointClickCare Technologies and Bridge Connector have formed a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening the transferring of patient data across different systems.

Mississauga, Ontario-based PointClickCare is a cloud-based software vendor for the long-term and post-acute care sectors. As a company, PointClickCare’s solutions help providers optimize financial performance, retain staff and gain insights needed to manage risk.

PointClickCare is a major electronic health record (EHR) provider for skilled nursing and senior living providers, but it is making a push to gain significant market share with a home care EHR platform as well. More than 16,000 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), senior living communities and home health agencies currently use PointClickCare.

Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with offices in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee, Bridge Connector is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) company that delivers streamlined integration solutions for health care organizations.

“It is our mission to continue providing and optimizing the most effective, full-spectrum solutions for more than 16,000 senior-care facilities we support,” B.J. Boyle, vice president of product management at PointClickCare, said in a statement. “Besides improving care coordination between acute and post-acute care facilities, partnering with Bridge Connector will help drive better outcomes by maintaining full visibility to the patient journey, even after these patients have left the facility.”

Under the partnership, Bridge Connector will play a large part in PointClickCare’s new program by offering software developers a streamlined, integrated process to build on the PointClickCare platform and leverage third-party integrated solutions.

Additionally, PointClickCare customers will be able to select from Bridge Connector-powered options that will soon be offered on PointClickCare’s new Developer App Marketplace.

PointClickCare has also opened a new office in Waterloo, Ontario to support its growing customer and staff base. Its staff totals about 1,500 employees.

Bowes In Home Care Joins enTouch Network

Bowes In Home Care has become the latest home health provider to join the growing enTouch Network.

enTouch is the flagship offering of PreparedHealth, a Chicago-based technology company. At its core, enTouch is a digital platform — similar to many popular social media services — for all levels of post-acute providers to message and share critical information related to patient care.

Bowes In Home Care is a Medicare-certified home health agency with about 300 employees that operates in the Chicago area. Bowes In Home Care joined the enTouch platform to foster communication and collaboration among its care partners, according to the agency.

Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based FOX Rehabilitation and Des Plaines, Illinois-based Crystal Home Health Care are also among the businesses to recently join the enTouch Network.

More than 70 Chicago organizations have joined the enTouch Network, ranging from hospitals and SNFs to home health, hospice and home care providers.

Homecare Homebase Announces McKesson as Preferred Supply Partner 

Dallas-based home health and hospice EHR-solutions company HomeCare Homebase is changing its long-time partnership with McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc.

Its new agreement recognizes McKesson has the preferred supply management solution for Homecare Homebase customers.

McKesson Medical-Surgical — an affiliate of the McKesson Corporation — works with health systems, physician offices, extended care providers, in-home patients, labs, payers and others across the spectrum of care. Its solutions include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, health care information technology, and business and clinical services.

The integrated Homecare Homebase and McKesson offering will enable home health and hospice providers to spend more time with patients, according to the companies. The integration will also allow clinicians to order and ship medical supplies directly to patients’ homes.

“We are constantly working to evolve our partnerships to drive more value and better functionality for our customers,” Scott Pattillo, Homecare Homebase chief strategy officer, said in a statement. “We have a long standing relationship with McKesson and look forward to working with them over the next months to change the way supplies are delivered for our end users for the future.”

TripleCare Expands Relationship with Ocean Healthcare Network

TripleCare, a national provider of telemedicine-based health care to the post-acute care sector, is expanded its partnership with Ocean Healthcare Network.

New York-based TripleCare provides telemedicine services to more than 70 SNFs across 12 states.

Ocean Healthcare, based in Lakewood, New Jersey, is a network of family-owned and operated health care centers. Ocean Healthcare is a management entity that oversees a broad range of operational areas for the 13 long-term care facilities, two acute psychiatric care hospitals, home health care services, hospice services, an assisted living community and two adult day care centers that participate as a network.

Specifically, TripleCare is launching services at Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a 160-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitative care center within the Ocean Healthcare system.

CellTrak Rolls Out New Version of Software 

CellTrak has released a new version of its software.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based CellTrak offers care delivery management solutions to help home care operations with electronic visit verification, point-of-care documentation, automated workflows and field force management.

More than 4,000 home care locations reportedly use the new CellTrak software.

In terms of improved compliance and interoperability, highlights of the software rollout include expansion of CellTrak’s EVVLink software, which automatically relays data required by states to support EVV provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act to state aggregators and managed care organizations.

Other updates include a new tab that provides a comprehensive view of a staff member’s day and the availability of additional data items in reports.

Written by Robert Holly