Axxess Home Health Care Experts Discuss the Future of Home-Centered Care

Sam Smith and Merrily Orsini Lead Workshop at American Society on Aging Conference in Chicago

DALLAS, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ -- Axxess, an industry leader in home health management software -- also the only software vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC)-- will present at the American Society on Aging conference in Chicago,  March 23-27. This five-day event aims to help professionals in the field of elder care to enhance their skills and knowledge to bring quality services and innovative solutions to the aging population. Aging Americans -- by the year 2020, more than 50 million will be over the age of 65 – are driving an increasing demand for home health care.

"Healthcare providers are challenged to stay apprised of best practices and evolving technologies," said John Olajide, CEO of Axxess. "This conference supports the overall development of industry professionals. We're proud to offer these professionals insight into the future of care delivered in the home as well as an integrated technology solution to manage their workflow."

C. Sam Smith, Vice President of Business Development at Axxess; and Merrily Orsini, Founder and CEO of corecubed; will present "Home Centered Care Is the Model for the Future of Home Health: Chronic and Value Added."

During their presentation, Smith and Orsini will offer insight into:

  • Impact of changing demographics in an aging population
  • Trends in chronic disease
  • Future regulatory environment and the 'Triple Aim' goals outlined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), including:
    • Improving the patient experience of care
    • Improving the health of populations
    • Reducing per capita cost of health care
  • Impact of conversion to ICD-10 in 2015
  • New payment models such as outcome and value driven, interoperability of technologies and bundling of services
  • Increased focus on fraud eradication
  • Continued drive towards innovative technology

Smith is responsible for Axxess business development and industry relations. He joined the company in 2010, with more than thirty years of experience in strategic planning and entrepreneurship.  Prior to joining Axxess, Smith served as founder and president of Vi3 Technologies, an information technology consulting firm. Previously, Smith was involved in the establishment of several companies in the technology and data industries. He also founded and served as president and CEO of Synergy Bank and First Waco National Bank.

Orsini is considered a thought leader in the industry and is involved in numerous organizations within the home care and aging care industry. She is the past Chair of the Private Duty Homecare Association of America, and recently served on the board of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. Her business ownership began with a geriatric care managed in-home care agency, a venture that garnered her the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1996. Orsini would later sell that business and create corecubed in 1998, a digital marketing company that focuses on marketing aging care services using strategy, design and integration.

About Axxess

Dallas-based Axxess is a leading healthcare software company that provides cloud-based software to the home health care industry. The comprehensive and user-friendly software solutions at Axxess empower home health agencies and improve their efficiency by integrating all aspects of their operations, so they can focus their attention on what matters most: patient care. The innovative software solutions at Axxess put all care and administrative aspects of a home health care agency at the fingertips of providers and managers. Axxess has quickly become the industry's fastest growing home health software company. Axxess is the only home health software provider accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is a member of Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology. Axxess is a member of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and major state associations nationwide.

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