At Delta Health Technologies®, we’re dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of the home healthcare industry through research and technology.

We offer free, downloadable educational and informative resources to help you get the most out of our solutions and adjust to the changing healthcare environment. We embrace stewardship of the entire homecare profession and have compiled these valuable homecare industry resources with that in mind.

State of the Home Care Industry Study

The State of the Home Care Industry Study uncovered the strengths of the nation’s leading homecare agencies. The Study provides insights on home care and hospice industry trends and best practices that affect agencies and the patients they serve.

Learn best practices for:

  • Technology and electronic health records
  • Telehealth
  • New healthcare models
  • Organizational practices of home health care

Co-sponsors include the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), the Forum of State Associations, and national best-practice research firm Fazzi Associates, who designed and facilitated the national effort.

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Delta Study to Reduce Hospitalizations

Presented at the 30th NAHC Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, this study addresses the top patient concern facing homecare agencies, hospitals and the healthcare community: reducing rehospitalizations.

In partnership with NAHCFazzi Associates, the Forum of State Associations, and the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign, Delta identified best practices used by the most successful homecare agencies to help reduce their rate of avoidable hospitalizations, and also addressed key issues affecting healthcare reform.

Goals of the Study

  • Identify best practices
  • Initiate a systematic effort that results in homecare agencies learning about the best practice findings and adopting them

Delta Excellence in Therapy Project

Delta hosted a national forum in Chicago on an issue of concern to the entire homecare industry: appropriate use of therapy. Our partners included NAHC, Fazzi AssociatesAOTAASHA, and the Home Health Section of APTA.

Goals of the Project

  • Identify best practices
  • Initiate a systematic effort based on the findings that results in homecare agencies learning about the best practice findings, then adopting them

Delta OASIS-C Best Practices Project

Delta recently partnered with with NAHC and Fazzi Associates to host a national best practices forum to help certified Medicare agencies respond to the new data collection requirements that took effect January 1, 2010. Many of homecare’s top clinicians from all 50 states were recruited to participate in the Chicago forum.

During the forum, these experts collectively developed recommendations, suggestions, strategies and tips for every OASIS-C question to help clinicians generate more accurate responses during the OASIS-C assessment process. All Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines were utilized during this process.

Goals of the Project

Accuracy Assurance Recommendations

Develop a limited number of probing queries for those OASIS-C assessment questions that have proven to be most problematic or are most likely to lead to inter-rater confusion. The clinical experts strove to generate very specific questions that are likely to result in consistent, accurate assessment and documentation of patient status for each OASIS-C question.

Process Recommendations

Recommendations for agencies to increase the accuracy and consistency of their OASIS-C assessments.

Problem Recommendations

Identify specific questions that the nation’s clinical experts feel must be modified or removed. These  were submitted to CMS.

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