Two Texas firms are partnering to provide patients a seamless transition from home care to hospice. Addus HomeCare Corp. announced an agreement Thursday with software developer Homecare Homebase that will build an integrated enterprise solution, connecting patient records across the continuum of care.
The technology will unify patient records across personal care, home healthcare and hospice.
“Our clients have changing needs at different points in their care journey. Sometimes, it’s as simple as meal prep or other household tasks. Following surgery or managing a chronic illness, they may need skilled nursing or eventually hospice care. We are looking for one integrated platform that could support all of our services,” Addus HomeCare Chief Information Officer Mike Wattenbarger said in a statement.
Frisco, TX-based Addus HomeCare provides home care services that assist with daily living activities, as well as home health services and hospice. The company provides home care services to 44,000 clients in 22 states. Dallas, TX-based Homecare Homebase provides cloud-based solutions for home care agencies. Following development of the platform, the companies expect it to begin operating sometime next year.