SHP and Homecare Homebase Enhance Data Interface

Powers Real-time Benchmarking for HHCAHPS, Home Health and Hospice

Santa Barbara, California – January 17, 2011 – Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) and Homecare Homebase (HCHB) have deepened the data interface between their two systems, expanding reporting to all customers.

The seamless and automated connection results in a real-time view of key business performance indicators. Shared clients can intelligently manage financial data, staff performance, clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction (HHCAHPS), CMS Home Health Compare scores and home care benchmarks – all from one dashboard.

The enhanced and fully automatic data interface powers SHPSolutions™, a unique and proprietary set of management reports that deliver actionable and current data so providers can take immediate corrective action where needed and navigate the constantly changing and challenging documentation and payment regulations.

“Homecare Homebase and SHP are both recognized as industry innovators,” said SHP Founder and CEO Barbara Rosenblum. “Our state-of-the-art Web Service interface with Homecare Homebase is available to all Homecare Homebase customers for home health, HHCAHPS, and soon, hospice QAPI reporting. Our shared vision to empower agencies to proactively manage their own data against industry benchmarks has never been more important. The increasing focus on public reporting means that agencies must know where they stand at all times so they can create their public scores, not fall victim to them.”

Tracey Kruse, COO of Encompass Home Health, a long-time Homecare Homebase user and SHP subscriber, has seen the benefit of real-time data reporting. “Encompass maintains more than 60 branches, across four states in the South-Central portion of the country. By utilizing SHP HHCAHPS services integrated into Homecare Homebase, we are pleased to reveal outstanding scores across the organization, not an easy task with a group as geographically dispersed as ours. We are also excited to understand this data in time for CMS public reporting and additionally utilize our findings to educate our referral sources,” Kruse said. “Real-time data is the key to operating a successful agency in today’s changing market, agencies must be able to make informed, strategic decisions about their business and do it with data that is timely and complete.”

“Our goal is to continue to provide a product that enables our customers to better manage their businesses with the most complete data available and do so in real-time, said Tom Maxwell, COO of Homecare Homebase. “By integrating the SHP reporting into Homecare Homebase we are able to create a process that is virtually invisible to the user, but generates a powerful set of data reporting that truly enables more informed decision making and the ability to proactively manage their business.”

About SHP:

Founded in 1996, Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) is driven by a passion to help clients improve business performance, clinical outcomes, and patient satisfaction through the use of real-time, web-based reporting. SHP, based in Santa Barbara, California, is an award-winning innovator of decision support solutions (SHPSolutions™), providing services to 5,000 clients nationwide. Analysis of industry trends can be found at Barbara’s Blog. For more information, visit or call (805) 963-9446.

About Homecare Homebase:
Homecare Homebase is a privately held software development company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1999 by industry veterans, Homecare Homebase offers a comprehensive integrated web-based software solution to improve the clinical, operational and financial success of homecare and hospice agencies. Homecare Homebase enables real-time, wireless information exchange and communication between office staff, field staff and physicians; automates workflow processes; enables accurate billing through numerous integrated checks and balances; and, provides powerful management reporting via a back-office data analysis tool that ties together all agency operational information. Every aspect of the Homecare Homebase system was developed to be user-friendly, flexible and customizable to specific agency needs. For more information, visit our web site or contact us toll free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).

About Encompass Home Health:
Encompass Home Health, Inc. is a leading home healthcare provider, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with more than 65 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. Encompass provides the highest quality skilled nursing and therapy services through their mission driven philosophy of delivering “a better way to care,” for employees, patients, referral sources and shareholders. The Encompass mission produces a forward-thinking approach to home health that includes innovative technology, proven operational processes, an unwavering commitment to regulatory compliance and empowered local administrators and clinical staff. This commitment allows Encompass to provide the highest quality services to patients including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social work and home health aide services. For more information, visit our web site at or contact us toll free at 1-877-330-7657.