Finding software can be overwhelming. We help health care professionals choose the right hospice software so they can digitize OASIS assessments and manage staff with time-tracking tools.

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WellSky Home Health

WellSky Home Health (formerly Kinnser Agency Manager®) is a web-based, mobile software solution that provides automatic Medicare eligibility checks, claims submission tools, and real-time dashboards. The solution also offers instant... Read more

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HEALTHCAREfirst

HEALTHCAREfirst offers cloud-based agency management solutions designed specifically for home health and hospice care. They offer tools to manage all facets of a home health and hospice business such as scheduling, patient care, clinical... Read more

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Careficient AMS

Careficient is a cloud-based fully integrated agency management system for home health, hospice, private duty and therapy agencies. It manages employees, payroll, scheduling, referral sources, patients, doctors’ orders, eligibility,... Read more

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DeVero

DeVero is a cloud-based home health solution for midsize and large home health, hospice or therapy and rehabilitation agencies. It can incorporate a variety of forms, patients and user accounts. It also offers multi-site consolidation... Read more

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Optima Hospice (formerly Hospicesoft)

Optima Hospice was designed for hospices and supports the unique needs of hospices of all sizes nationwide. Optima Hospice is a cloud-based solution offering a set of tools that encompass every aspect of the hospice, from charting... Read more

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Suncoast

Suncoast Solutions is a comprehensive suite of software tools suitable for multiple service lines including hospice, home health, private duty and more. Suncoast is a cloud-based, patient-centric software which is able to capture... Read more

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Crescendo - Delta Health

Crescendo is a cloud-based home health solution that integrates patient information across home health, hospice and private duty and helps users maintain patient-centric electronic medical records (EMR). It helps medical organizations... Read more

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Synzi

Synzi provides a virtual care communication platform for home health organizations of all sizes. Our platform helps your staff have more consistent contact with patients, leading to better adherence, reduced ER visits and readmissions,... Read more

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Brightree Home Health and Brightree Hospice

Brightree Home Health and Brightree Hospice provides a combination of a native iPad point-of-care app and cloud-based back office software which allows post-acute care providers enforce standards and best practices to ensure quality... Read more

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Kinnser Agency Manager (now WellSky Home Health)

Kinnser Agency Manager is now WellSky Home Health. WellSky Home Health is a web-based, mobile software solution that provides automatic Medicare eligibility checks, claims submission tools, and real-time dashboards. The solution... Read more

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Homecare Homebase

Homecare Homebase is a cloud-based automation solution for hospice and home care agencies. The solution provides real-time data exchange and communication between field staff, office and physicians. It offers interoperability with... Read more

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McKesson Homecare

McKesson Homecare and McKesson Hospice offers a suite of integrated applications designed specifically for the various settings of the home health and hospice sector. The suite is best suited for hospice and homecare organizations... Read more

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KanTime

KanTime is a cloud-based home health solution built on Microsoft.Net technology that helps users in managed care, hospice, private duty, therapy, pediatrics and Medicare. It provides a suite of integrated applications to manage agency... Read more

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Netsmart Homecare

Netsmart Homecare is a fully-integrated home health electronic health records (EHR) solution that automates home health processes including patient intake, billing and accounts receivable. Key features include intake and scheduling,... Read more

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Forcura

Forcura is a cloud-based health care workflow and care coordination solution. Key features include intake and referral management, document management, scan captures, customized reporting and messaging. Users can customize reports... Read more

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MedBillit

MedBillit is a cloud-based clinical and billing solution for hospice agencies. Key features include volunteer tracking, nursing assessments, medication recording, compliance alerts and offline forms. The solution provides a HIPPA-compliant... Read more

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HealthCare Assistant

HealthCare Assistant is an on-premise home health solution for small, midsize and large home health agencies. Primary features include Point of Care, OBQI, HR (with payroll), scheduling and accounting. It allows agencies to bill Medicare,... Read more

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a web-based billing and clinical EMR for hospice and palliative care agencies. Its user-friendly design, workflow and smart automations save time and costs while staying compliant, reducing errors, and elevating quality... Read more

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PROMISE

Since 1992, Horizon Healthware has offered affordable, quality software and outstanding customer service to home health agencies. Their billing and financial reporting solution, PROMISE, can be deployed as either an on-premise or a... Read more

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HomeSolutions.NET

HomeSolutions.NET is a cloud-based electronic medical recording (EMR) solution that provides integrated data for home health agencies, basic life support, pre-hospitals, advanced life support and more. The Health EMS is a patient... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: May 25, 2019

In recent years, the health care industry has been revolutionized by software designed to help organizations manage their processes. With the days of paper records increasingly confined to the past, health care professionals can now capture, track and analyze all their critical data with software tools—enabling them to find efficiencies, boost savings and improve the quality of the care they deliver.

Hospices are no exception to this trend: Today specialized software exists, designed to meet the very particular needs of this important sector of the health care industry. This guide will help prospective buyers learn more about hospice software.

In it, we’ll cover:

What Is Hospice Software?
Common Functionality of Hospice Software
Deployment Models
Benefits of Hospice Software
Industry Trends

What Is Hospice Software?

Hospice software is a more specialized subset of general home health charting and billing solutions. Hospices must strike a balance between running a business smoothly and effectively and delivering quality care with compassion. Here, finding efficiencies is crucial: The less time spent wrangling clinical, financial and administrative data, the more time hospice staff will have to dedicate to looking after patients.

By capturing and consolidating all that administrative data and making it accessible to managers and administrators, hospice software can play a key role in achieving these goals. With your records and analytics centrally stored and accessible via a few clicks of a mouse, more energy and time can be dedicated to patients.

It is especially important for hospice agencies to invest in software that allows users to easily access end-of-life documentation, such as advance directives and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Many patients have prepared this type of documentation, embracing the idea that this may help them carry out their final days on their own terms and free from unwanted or invasive life-sustaining medical measures.

In a recent survey of health care professionals who work in medical practices and senior care centers, Software Advice researchers found the greatest percentage of respondents feel software is a much more effective storage method than paper records for end-of-life decision documents.

Common Functionality of Hospice Software

Hospice processes are very complex, and software can be correspondingly rich in features. At its core, however, it should cover these areas of functionality, if your organization is to benefit from the advantages technology can bring:

Clinical Essentially a hospice EMR, clinical functionality helps simplify clinical processes with tools for managing the documentation of patient care, administering medication, automating alerts and calculating risk assessments, among other capabilities.
Billing Provides tools for managing all aspects of payment, including payroll reporting, Medicare tracking, billing compliance and revenue cycle management.
Scheduling Grants access to employee and patient data to improve the efficiency of scheduling tasks, clinicians, personnel and other resources. Also comes with reminders and an overall view of schedules.
Reporting and analytics Gives users fast insights into the complexities of business revenue and expenses—such as billing, inventory, sales, cost of care and key business metrics. Central dashboards give insight and aid with decision-making.
Staff management Enables managers to keep tabs on staff via time- and absence-tracking tools.
Volunteer tracking Allows administrators to manage volunteer hours and create schedules for them.
Custom forms Generates customizable forms for a variety of documentation needs, including: Medicad waivers, consent forms, assessments, dietary plans, social service paperwork and more.

Deployment Models

Hospice software can be cloud-based or installed on-premise. Cloud-based products have the advantage of simplicity: There is no software to install, updates run automatically and IT staff are not required to manage the technical specifics.

In addition, cloud products are flexible. Critical data is accessible at all times on all Internet-enabled devices, such as laptops, iPads and Android tablets—which enables hospice workers to bring the system with them as they visit patients in their rooms, or to access vital information after hours in case of emergency.

By contrast, on-premise versions can allow administrators more control over the system, but they also require more maintenance, and typically do not offer the advantage of mobility.

Benefits of Hospice Software

A dedicated hospice solution has many benefits, some of which include:

Vast reduction of waste and inefficiency. Software enables hospices to drastically reduce paper usage, while benefiting from the efficiencies of automation and streamlined access to critical information. Maintaining up-to-date records is simplified, as is the process of making sure the organization adheres to compliance standards. Meanwhile, with less time spent on administrative procedures, staff are liberated to dedicate more time to patient care, thus boosting morale.