SHP and Delta Health Technologies Release Next Generation Data Interface and Bring Enhanced Efficiency to Mutual Clients

SHP and Delta Health Technologies Release Next Generation Data Interface and Bring Enhanced Efficiency to Mutual Clients

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Strategic Healthcare Programs (), the leading data analytics and benchmarking company for home health and hospice, announces the addition of “integrated alerting” within Crescendo™ EMR platform.

Home health agencies using the Delta Crescendo software now benefit from a new type of SHP interface where both the transmission of data and retrieval of SHP’s real-time alerts and reports takes place directly within the Crescendo application, including at the point-of-care.

A host of real-time alerts ranging from documentation coding (OASIS scrubbing) to identification of patients at risk for hospitalization or falls are displayed to all authorized staff within the Crescendo application, bringing additional workflow efficiency at a time when streamlined processes are essential.

Other SHP reports available through the interface include detailed clinical and financial analysis, hospitalization and readmission data, and staff scorecards. Patient satisfaction scores from CMS’ HHCAHPS survey are provided directly within these SHP reports, providing a full picture of all aspects of quality care. This functionality allows managers to be proactive in addressing issues before they become problems, an essential strategy in the value-based payment environment.

“Technology leaders recognize the value this sort of streamlined interface brings to their clients, and so it’s no surprise that Delta partnered with SHP to help their clients achieve greater efficiency and better outcomes. The timing couldn’t be better as the new OASIS-C1 standard assessment and ICD-10 draw near,” said Barbara Rosenblum, Founder and CEO of SHP.

“Delta is extremely pleased to bring this additional SHP integration to our Crescendo customers,” said Keith Crownover, President and CEO of Delta Health Technologies. “The best way for us to continue to provide outstanding service to our customers is to be responsive to their needs. Many of our customers use SHP for their data analysis and we are pleased this enhanced integration will enable them to continue to increase efficiencies while still providing excellent patient care.”

With SHP, clients have access to a comprehensive suite of online, real-time interactive analytic tools and benchmarks that improve documentation accuracy and payment, predict at-risk situations, highlight problematic staff, and improve outcomes, and keep patients from readmitting to the hospital.

Delta’s Crescendo software is an integrated solution for home health, hospice, and private duty and provides end-to-end coverage for all care-at-home business needs. From clinical point-of-care to resource management, billing and regulatory compliance; Crescendo provides accurate and real-time visibility into what it takes to run a care-at-home business more profitably.

Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), a leader in healthcare data analytics and benchmarking, provides real-time, actionable performance metrics that drive daily decisions. Using a dynamic dashboard that integrates data from all venues of post-acute care, customers view key performance metrics and alerts that proactively help improve clinical outcomes, protect payment, increase patient satisfaction, and comply with regulations. Built on extensive industry data and knowledge, SHP’s national and state benchmarks give customers an unparalleled ability to compare their current and past performance against peers. Since 1996, SHP has helped over 5,000 organizations nationwide raise the bar for healthcare performance. For more information, visit and follow SHP on Twitter at @SHP_data.

Founded in 1968, Delta Health Technologies® is a trusted provider of integrated business software solutions for those providing care-at-home. Delta’s proven technology and flexible processes are customized based on the unique workflow requirements of home health, hospice and private duty agencies. The easy to use and powerful workflow capabilities deliver accurate, efficient and cost-effective outcomes, enabling users to focus on fulfilling the overall business objectives. For more information, visit .

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