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The T word

Monday, October 12, 2020

It wasn’t intentional, but nearly every session at the virtual HME News Business Summit in September stressed the importance of providers leveraging technology to not only improve care but also make their businesses more efficient and profitable.

Providers hold back on e-prescribing

But convenience is starting to trump cost, other challenges

YARMOUTH, Maine – There’s a lot of runway for the adoption of e-prescribing, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Is e-prescribing at a stalemate?

‘It’s really up to the ordering physician or hospital’

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Kim Brummett and a group of providers recently briefed a CMS contractor on why there isn’t greater adoption of e-prescribing platforms for HME.

E-prescribing: Show them the way

Q. What do clinicians desire that leads them to welcome new technology?

A. In speaking with many caregivers and with many clinicians, it is clear that many can be hesitant about embracing new technology, especially ones that involve sharing their own personal information.

E-prescribing: Understand technology at hand

Q. How can I determine whether a new technology will be useful, and keep up with all of the different applications and files needed on a daily basis?"

A. Technology but it can sometimes be overwhelming to manage all of the different workflows that come with embracing new technologies. Sometimes, even if a new tool seems useful, the headache of managing all of the different applications can negate the tool’s benefits.

E-prescribing: Keep patients your top priority

Q. How can technology best connect caregivers, vendors and physicians, while simplifying the workday?

A. Technological advancement across all industries can bring positive and negative repercussions.

Parachute Health wins medtech award


NEW YORK – Parachute Health has been selected as the winner of the “Best New e-Prescribing Technology Solution” award in the annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards Program.

E-prescribing: Eliminate guessing

Q. Why is e-prescribing so crucial, and why can it seem daunting to adopt?

A. In 2019, consumers have never had more transparency and efficiency when ordering items in their everyday lives.

Making the case for e-prescribing

Medicare approves e-prescribing for inexpensive or routinely purchased DME

Recently, Medicare determined to accept e-prescribed orders for inexpensive or otherwise routinely purchased DME. Historically, Medicare has required fax, pen and ink, or electronically maintained images of signed orders.

Parachute Health integrates with Altruista Health


NEW YORK – Parachute Health has partnered with Altruista Health to help healthcare providers reduce costs and errors associated with ordering DME.