DALLAS (April 23, 2021)—Addus HomeCare Corporation, a provider of homecare services, announced that it has entered into a joint software development agreement with Homecare Homebase (HCHB) to build an integrated, enterprise-level solution for all types of home-based care. The resulting technology would provide Addus with a singular platform and a unified patient record to manage clients across Addus’s continuum of post-acute services, including personal care, home health and hospice. The solution will also be designed to integrate the electronic visit verification (EVV) functionality of CellTrak, Addus’s current primary EVV technology provider.
“Our clients have changing needs at different points in their care journey. Sometimes, it’s as simple as meal prep or other household tasks. Following surgery or managing a chronic illness, they may need skilled nursing or eventually hospice care. We were looking for one integrated platform that could support all of our services,” said Mike Wattenbarger, chief information officer of Addus.
Addus has carefully considered the right technology partners to support its growth strategy. Wattenbarger continued, “We’ve had a long-term relationship with CellTrak and have successfully used their product to support our homecare field staff network for years. And now we’re excited to combine their capabilities with the expertise of HCHB to create a robust, all-inclusive solution designed to optimize scheduling, streamline authorization management, enable EVV compliance, enhance outcomes and ease back-end compliance, billing and payment processes.”
The development process contemplates collaboration on user experience creation and back-end functionality design and is expected to result in an initial transition to production beginning in early 2022.
Scott Pattillo, Chief Strategy Officer of HCHB, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with Addus and CellTrak to build technology that can truly focus on all home-based care. We expect this partnership not only to empower exceptional patient care, but also to add greater value for our growing user base of agency customers by enabling them to extend visibility in their relationships with clients across the health care continuum.”