Home Health Care News hosts a webinar, titled “Leveraging Technology On Your Path for a 5-Star Rating,” April 13 at 1 pm CDT.

Brightree, a provider of cloud-based clinical and business performance software for post-acute care companies, is sponsoring the webinar.

During the webinar, a panel of home health care professionals will analyze industry trends associated with the use of technology and how industry leaders are incorporating it into every aspect of their organization in order to streamline operations, retain staff and maintain a high quality of care for patients, according to a media release from Brightree.

The panel will include Brightree customers Wendy Cofran, CIO of Natick Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), Michael Puskarich, CEO of Kenosha VNA and Elaine Stephens, RN, MPH, FHHC, CEO of Walpole Area VNA; as well as Diane Link, RN, MHA, director of Clinical Services for BlackTree Healthcare Consulting and Home Health Care News moderator, editor Tim Mullaney.

“Once a leader in technology innovation, the healthcare industry is now scrambling to leverage new technologies to enhance clinical and business operations,” says Wendy Cofran, CIO of Natick VNA, in the release. “Modern innovations in technological tools will allow healthcare providers to improve patient care and streamline clinical business models.”

“Effective use of technology can not only help better manage patient care, but it can also have a positive impact on overall operations, including an organization’s 5-star rating,” states Diane Link, director of Clinical Services at BlackTree Healthcare Consulting.

“With such uncertainty surrounding healthcare’s regulatory environment, it is necessary for home health providers to take proactive steps towards identifying how technology fits into their overall business model,” adds Matt Mellott, CEO of Brightree, in the release.

“Those organizations that are technologically prepared for change, whether regulatory or consumer-driven, will be the ones that continue to grow and survive in the coming value-based care environment.”

[Source(s): Brightree, Business Wire]