6,200 Field Staff Use Home Healthcare Software on Galaxy Tabs

— September 29, 2011

Home health software provider Homecare Homebase and Samsung Mobile this week announced that the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab has been deployed to more than 6,200 Homecare Homebase field staff users since the introduction of the Android version of the company’s PointCare Manager in May.
The company says it’s seen an impressive 25 percent adoption rate of the Android version of PointCare Manager since its launch, and home health therapy agencies across the Homecare Homebase network are reporting an increase in staff productivity and satisfaction since moving to the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
“Our goal is to always provide the most cutting-edge software options available to homecare and hospice agencies,” Homecare Homebase CTO Lee Fowinkle said in a statement. “The explosion of available Android devices was attractive to our team as we moved to the new platform, but the acceptance and widespread appeal of the Galaxy Tab has surpassed even our expectations for the device.”
“Our clinicians had concerns about the size of the devices we were originally using, so we elected to deploy Samsung Galaxy Tab devices when the Android version of Homecare Homebase was released,” Bobbi Blair, vice president of information technology at CareSouth Homecare Professionals in Augusta, Ga., said in a statement. “Since that time we have recognized efficiencies through features inherent to Android and Samsung and increased productivity within Homecare Homebase. Our staff could not be happier -- the changes have made a marked improvement in their ability to document visits and overall employee satisfaction.”
“Our therapists absolutely love the Galaxy Tabs,” Cortney Baker, owner and president of KidsCare Therapy in Dallas Texas, said in a statement. “Not only does it bring better functionality but we have been able to expand the use of Tabs and make them part of our therapy. Patients are given the reward of playing games on the devices after they meet certain goals. We could never have done something like this with our previous phone-sized handhelds; the Tabs have really given us tools to provide the best possible care for the children we serve.”
“Samsung is excited to provide Homecare Homebase with an innovative solution that improves the quality of care to their patients,” Tim Wagner, vice president and general manager of enterprise sales for Samsung Mobile, said in a statement. “Today’s announcement further demonstrates how Samsung’s expansive suite of business solutions, based on our Galaxy portfolio, provides unique value to critical use industries such as healthcare.”


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