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Home Health Care is on the Rise, but Regulations Are Often Lacking

Posted on: October 12, 2018 by Chris Murray

America’s population is aging faster than ever, with a sharp uptick in the number of people entering the Medicare system over the past decade. Between 2017 and the end of the first quarter of 2018, 1.2 million “baby boomers” became Medicare beneficiaries, bringing the total number of beneficiaries in the program to a staggering 58 […] Read More

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Home Health Care Breach Affects Over 80,000 Patients

Posted on: August 24, 2018 by Chris Murray

As more and more healthcare organizations digitize patient records, the risk for a data breach grows. In recent years, hackers have exposed the personal information of millions of people, and these breaches have occurred across industries, including the healthcare field. In June 2018, Canada-based home care services provider CarePartners announced an unusual data breach in […] Read More

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Machine Learning in Home Health Care: The Rewards and the Risks

Posted on: July 20, 2018 by Chris Murray

Around the world, the technology industry has applied artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create new ways of analyzing data. The major search engines have incorporated AI technology to better understand what searchers are looking for and how to provide answers to questions. The medical field uses this innovative data analysis tool to promote […] Read More

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The Rise of the Smart Home Health Care Market

Posted on: May 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

As we mentioned in another blog post earlier this year, the global home health care market is predicted to see a significant growth in the next three years. With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.40 percent, the market is expected to reach $391.41B in revenue by 2021. Why is the market growing? With […] Read More

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The Home Health Care Market is Set to Surpass $391.41B by 2021

Posted on: April 23, 2018 by Chris Murray

Zion Market Research just recently published a new report, entitled “Global Home Healthcare Market (Diagnostics and Monitoring Devices, Therapeutic Home Healthcare Devices, Mobility Assist Devices and Medical Supplies) and Services (Rehabilitation, Telehealth and Telemedicine, Respiratory Therapy, Infusion Therapy and Unskilled Home Healthcare Services): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2015-2021.” The report, which examined […] Read More

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Recent Study Finds Many Physicians Do Not Thoroughly Review Home Health Care Plans

Posted on: April 9, 2018 by Chris Murray

A recent survey of physicians published by the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that home health care treatment plans frequently do not receive the amount of scrutiny that they should before certification. The study was comprised of 1,005 physicians specializing in geriatrics, family or general medicine, or hospice and palliative care. Of these respondents, […] Read More

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Upcoming Changes to the Home Health Care Landscape

Posted on: March 13, 2018 by Chris Murray

From technological advances to new pieces of legislation, home health care is an ever-changing field. Though 2018 has only just begun, there are already several key changes on the horizon for the home health care industry that have the potential to affect employment, payment, and standard procedure for home health care providers. These three forthcoming […] Read More

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In 2018, Home Health Care Aides Are Among the Toughest Positions to Fill

Posted on: February 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

In a recent ranking by CareerCast, home health care aides ranked as the number-four most difficult job to fill in the United States in 2018. This position came in behind application software developers, construction laborers, and financial advisors, with information security analysts rounding out the top five. Personal care aides also appeared on the list, […] Read More

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Humana and Private Equity Firms Buy Kindred Healthcare

Posted on: December 19, 2017 by Chris Murray

This morning, it was announced that United States health insurer Humana Inc., along with two private equity firms (TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe), has purchased home health and long term care operator Kindred Healthcare for $4 billion. Humana and the two firms will each pay $9 per share (a 4.7 percent premium […] Read More

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What Is Skilled Nursing Care?

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

One of the most common concerns that the average person has regarding home health care is the quality of care that their loved one will receive. As we have discussed in previous blogs, many are concerned that the staff members of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home healthcare are inferior to registered nurses working […] Read More

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