HEALTHCAREfirst to Demonstrate Advanced Product Enhancements at NPHCO Clinical Team Conference

Ozark, MO, September 26, 2013 --( HEALTHCAREfirst, the pioneer in Web-based software and services for home health and hospice care, announced this week it will be unveiling exciting new enhancements for its firstHOSPICE product at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Clinical Team Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Attendees of the NHPCO Clinical Team Conference are encouraged to visit booth #503 to view some of these exciting new enhancements, including a new medication administration and grouping system.

Designed for hospice care agencies with Inpatient Care Facilities, the Medication Administration Record (MAR) within firstHOSPICE allows hospices to electronically schedule and record medications. Agencies can customize medication administration schedules while recording administration times, medication reasons, additional details and history. In addition, Hospice agencies can define a set of medications that may be ordered together. Once defined, the Medication Group provides quicker entry of the set, all at once, rather than individually.

“We are currently using the Medication Group options for our standing orders and it such as time saver,” said Lisa Wistuba, Hospice Nurse Administrator for Sacred Heart Home Health Care and Hospice. “It probably saves the nurse 30-60 minutes for each admission!”

Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst remarked, “The strongest enterprises in hospice care rely on HEALTHCAREfirst to put patients before paperwork. I believe these new features are the newest of many that do exactly that.”

HEALTHCAREfirst’s hospice software, firstHOSPICE was designed from the ground up with input from both independent and hospital-based hospice professional across the country. As a complete Web-based agency management solution, hospice agencies can access and record vital patient information at patient bedsides and in the back office, delivering immediate results and streamlined operations.
Meghan Henry