Choosing home health and hospice software: part 1
If you’re considering switching to a new home care software or hospice software platform, or you will be moving from paper in 2013, you might already have some questions in mind.
Choosing a home health care software partner is an important decision for your organization. We understand how much thought goes into your decision-making process, and we’ve assembled a short list of considerations to help during your evaluation process that we will be sharing on the blog over the next few days.
1. Will this software carry you into the future?
There are generally two delivery models for home health software and hospice software in the marketplace: server/client and cloud. One of the major benefits of cloud-based software is that it grows with you. You can add an unlimited number of users, instead of paying for additional licenses every time you hire a new employee, which is typically the case for client/server systems. That’s important for agencies that are poised for growth. Download the article, What’s the Total Cost of Ownership? (PDF) to learn more.
2. Will this software help me comply with changing regulations?
CareAnyware’s home health software and hospice software is cloud-based, which means it’s delivered as Software as a Service (also commonly referred to as SaaS). You are covered in terms of upgrades, feature enhancements and security updates. Most cloud-based solutions, like CareAnyware, also automatically deploy updates to address changing CMS and state regulations, such as the recently enacted hospice quality reporting requirements. With SaaS models, you are always on the most current version, automatically, with no burden to your staff.
3. Does this software reduce the technical/infrastructure burden on my organization?
SaaS delivery models mean that your organization can say goodbye to infrastructure concerns. The entire software framework you need is included in your subscription fee. You don’t need to buy servers, maintain hardware, or worry about downtime, ongoing maintenance costs and expensive upgrades that typically come with client/server models. Reliance on in-house or pricey contracted IT support is reduced. And, CareAnyware, like many cloud-based systems, is hosted in a world-class data center that incorporates stringent security measures and provisions for exceptional reliability.