DecisionHealth and Misys Healthcare Systems Team Up to Help the Nation’s Home Health Agencies Choose the Best Technology Systems

DecisionHealth and Misys Healthcare Systems partner to assist U.S. home health agencies choose the best quality technologies to assist their agencies via a series of educational initiatives.

Gaithersburg, MD, August 14, 2008 --( As the need for reliable, affordable systems technologies has grown more urgent with the onset of new Medicare rules and regulations, home health agencies are struggling to keep up. In a recent DecisionHealth technology survey, 28% of home health agency respondents listed OASIS technology as their top technology priority, specifically technology that would enhance the OASIS process, improving its accuracy and completion rate in the patient’s home, and generating the on-demand data to support on-the-fly decisions to improve agency business and clinical operations.

DecisionHealth, America’s leading source for health care news, analysis and instructional guidance with an emphasis on home health, along with Misys Healthcare Systems, the market leader in health-related systems technologies, announced today that they will partner to assist U.S. home health agencies choose the best quality technologies to assist their agencies via a series of initiatives including a 14-page free white paper, Choosing Home Health IT Priorities for the Best Decision-making. The white paper offers technology solutions including primary information systems, point-of-care (POC) systems for OASIS data collection and transmission, telehealth, electronic medical records and voice over Internet (VoIP) systems, and wireless technology. The materials can be downloaded at no cost from

According to the Misys White Paper, “Information technology systems play a pivotal role in home health agency executives’ daily and strategic decision-making. In this white paper, HHA managers and experts offer 6 priorities for placing your technology bets in a home health environment of regulatory and technological change. Includes 2 cases studies of home health agencies that have adopted new IT systems.”

DecisionHealth and its technology partner, Misys Healthcare Systems, will continue to collaborate on future projects to ensure that the nation’s home health agencies have the most up-to-date technology to manage the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

About Misys Healthcare Systems
Misys Healthcare Systems, a member of the Misys Group of Companies, develops and supports reliable, easy-to-use software and services of exceptional quality that enable physicians and caregivers to more easily manage the complexities of healthcare. Misys provides a variety of products that serve healthcare organizations of all sizes, including electronic health records for ambulatory, acute and post-acute settings, departmental systems, practice management systems and EDI connectivity.

With 25 years experience in the industry, Misys Healthcare Systems, a division of Misys plc, currently serves more than 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations, 1,200 hospitals, 600 home care providers and hundreds of commercial laboratories, clinics, managed services organizations, integrated delivery networks and other related organizations. For more information about Misys, visit

About DecisionHealth®
DecisionHealth (, a division of UCG, publishes information services for the health care provider marketplace, including hospital and physician executives as well as home health care professionals. Its more than 35 newsletters, as well as hundreds of annual live and audio professional seminars, cover challenges as wide ranging as compliance with health care fraud and abuse and HIPAA laws, Joint Commission accreditation and Medicare coding and reimbursement and benchmarks and payment.

Ellen Promisloff