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Home care technology

Home care partnership focuses on evidence

TORONTO and SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – CellTrak Technologies Inc., in conjunction with HInext, have launched a new partnership focused on data standards and data aggregation that will improve outcome-based care data analysis for home healthcare. The new partnership will help support and provide a foundation for evidence-based practice and quality care.

“The partnership between HInext, a Toronto-based software development company, and CellTrak, a U.S. and Canadian-based company specializing in integrated mobile solutions for home healthcare, is exciting in its potential to significantly advance work in outcome-based care for initiatives such as HOBIC. I also believe that this partnership will enable HInext and CellTrak the opportunity to significantly extend their outcome based work in mental health,” said Diane Doran, PhD, Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.

The new partnership is focused on outcome-based care systems and the importance of standard measures, including HOBIC and InterRAI. The new solution offering provided by CellTrak and HInext is focused on the gathering and analysis of data for nursing assessment, re-assessment and discharge activities with common measurements.

HOBIC is the acronym for Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Canada. Similar to the standards defined and utilized in the U.S. around OASIS, the objective of HOBIC is to introduce a short set of standardized measures of patient status into nurses’ admission and discharge assessments. More information on HOBIC can be found at: www.hobic-outcomes.ca.

InterRAI is a collaborative network of researchers in over 30 countries committed to improving healthcare for persons who are elderly, frail, or disabled. Its goal is to promote evidence-based clinical practice and policy decisions through the collection and interpretation of high-quality data about the characteristics and outcomes of persons served across a variety of health and social services settings. More information on interRAI can be found at: www.interrai.org.

Peter Catford, CEO of HInext, said, “I am delighted at this opportunity to collaborate with CellTrak. Together, we can provide better and more timely information across the continuum of care.”

With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate communication and integration at the front line and improve care at the point-of-care.

“The Outcome Based Care information gathered and analyzed in a common way enables the care teams to be more effective than standalone, siloed and unconnected systems,” said Michael K. Wons, President and CEO of CellTrak. “With CellTrak’s mobile Outcome based eCare solution and the integration architecture provided by HInext, the new solution will help enable more cost effective care and thorough the analysis of outcome data.”

For more information download the “Outcome Based Care Solutions Make A Difference” white paper from the Canadian Healthcare Technology web site at: www.canhealth.com, or via the CellTrak website at www.celltrak.com.

About HInext
HInext, a privately held Ontario corporation founded in 1997, is an IT management, consulting, project management and software development company. HInext has developed and launched The Roster of Electronic Assessment Tools (TREAT), a Web-based software suite of integrated healthcare solutions, including powerful clinical assessment, screening, and management tools, comprehensive care planning and clinical documentation, industry best practices, simplified data collection and submission, and detailed reporting and graphing. TREAT provides solutions to the many sectors of healthcare, including Mental Health, rehabilitation/complex continuing care, acute care, long term care, community programs, primary care, and more. TREAT solutions are flexible to serve clinical software needs as they change and evolve, supporting efforts to provide superior patient care. For more information about HInext please visit www.hinext.com.

About CellTrak
Founded in 2006, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, and private duty markets. Our patent pending software-as-a-service solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology platform which automates workflow and reduces cost. Data is transmitted wirelessly to an internet site making the data available real time and secure instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems and the payer networks. Homecare aides, clinicians and nurses have delivered millions of successful visits via CellTrak. At the beginning in 2010 CellTrak Technologies and Telus Health Solutions announced a major partnership in Canada. This partnership includes Telus bringing to market the award winning CellTrak solution under the MobileCare brand name. For more information visit www.celltrak.com.

Posted November 18, 2010

 

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