Homecare Homebase

Homecare Homebase

2 / 5 14 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Home Health and Hospice Agencies


Average Ratings

14 Reviews
  • 2 / 5
    Overall
  • 2 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Homecare Homebase
  • www.hchb.com
  • Founded 2001
  • United States

About Homecare Homebase

Homecare Homebase was started by a group of home care experts to offer practical, real-world solutions for nurses and field clinicians on the front lines of home health and hospice. As former nurses and clinicians ourselves, we know and understand the unique challenges of home health and all that goes along with it. Over the years, weve built on our experience and partnered with some of the smartest software developers, customer experience specialists and adult learning experts out there.


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Homecare Homebase Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Charting
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Tracking
  • Medication Database
  • Patient Intake
  • Scheduling
  • Time / Task Reporting
  • Assessment Management
  • Bereavement Management
  • Care Planning
  • Claims Management
  • EMR / EHR
  • Medication Tracking
  • Patient Intake
  • Physician Portal
  • Scheduling
  • Volunteer Management

Homecare Homebase Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Home Health RN

Oct 20, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: They really need to higher RN's to help them improve the Language utilized, cut down double charting within the system, improve wound care charting which is completely and utterly useless as it stands. SOC with Allscripts 1hr... SOC with HCHB 3hrs minimum.

Pros: Medications are easy to enter.There is an available drug reference guide within the library. Integrated map for client locations.

Cons: Too many to count! Charting a SOC takes about two hours longer to chart than all scripts. scheduling issues related to case management and crossing over of care. Supply ordering is a nightmare. Honestly, I could go on and on.

You've got options.

Jun 15, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Comments: You've got options. Explore them before settling on Homecare Homebase.

Pros: I used this software daily for a number of months and, after being with another company offering a superior Home Health Care software, I understand why my colleagues were all frustrated with it. The only pro about this software is the customer service staff, who did what they could to help me when I needed them.

Cons: The interface is extremely outdated and not remotely user-friendly. I felt as though I was using a program made in the late 90's. And the so-called Phone App, which was was still relatively new when I was utilizing the software, crashed often and was never easy to use when it worked. Customer service, however, was fantastic in my experience. They seemed to understand the frustrations of their software and tried their best to ease the burden. I hope to never use this software again.

Data Drive System

Jun 07, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Good product to help track visit time, documentation and travel. End user able to document at home where care provided.

Cons: Dependent on back office staff to "push" workflow, so clinicians have access to patient information and visit documentation

Horrible software. I wanted to quit my job after the first week of dealing with all the issues.

Jun 05, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Very difficult to schedule, questions are redundant and often not suited to patient situation,;constantly having to sync to transfer patient visits or send completed visits back which eats battery life of device often leaving nurse to do paper visits or plugging in to outlet in patient home; charting time is about 1-2 hours longer than any other program I have ever used; difficult to navigate program and cannot view previous nurse notes for comparison; constant tracking of time and location (micromanaging); and lockouts where nurse cannot get back into their own note without approval from supervisor.

Overall: None

Benefits of Homecare Homebase

May 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Comments: easily used on tablets

Pros: Intuitive, less time consuming, ability to compare answers to OASIS questions prior to finalizing discharge from services. Up to date with regulatory changes

Cons: agency has to pay for better utilization of various tools, otherwise can't think of anything negative.

Very specific documentation needs

Apr 14, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Amazing ability to look up patients, and map your day. I miss this feature the most when working with my new software. Looking up patients at a touch of a button and not searching really made my evenings and mornings trying to plan for my day and caseload very easy.

Cons: Did not have a lot of ability to choose what you needed in certain sections. Sometimes would have to click an answer that didn't really fit, and then would later have to type a narrative to explain

Terrible

Feb 21, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Time waster with 1,000's of repeated questions. Why do I need to repeat my answer 3 different times? Coworkers hate it, patients hate it because I'm in their house twice as long, just documenting. Same pay, double the work.

Pros: None whatsoever.

Cons: See above.

Recommendations to other buyers: Don't do it. Don't torture your employees with this useless software.

Not Clinically Practical or User Friendly

Jan 30, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Web based

Cons: Information not easily accessible or clinically practical
System goes down and they are not responsive

Overall: It does not produce a clinically functional note to communicate what is actually happening with the patient.
It takes a lot of effort to get into and out of notes.
You cannot have more than one window open at a time, so you cannot review patient information while trying to write clinical or CTI notes.
It goes down often.

Horrific and unnecessary hundreds of questions and tabs

Jan 17, 2017
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The clinician, nurse or therapist will spend more time in the patients home documenting the hundreds of questions that are not all necessary. So a regular visit will be over an hour and if you have cars to perform such as wound vac, pic care, labs, IV, pill box, wound. Care, expect the additional time over the 45 min to hour documenting. A loss of money and you will work much more with no compensation. Additionally, my patients fall asleep during assessment and documentation, and I had to wake them 2 or 3 times during.

Pros: It allows minimal error

Cons: You will work double but paid the same, unnecessary questions, very lengthy.

Not a fan of this inflexible system

Nov 22, 2016
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: This Android based system forces users into the most check-box driven system in the Universe. The pro is that the system makes you jump through the hoops. The con is that the system makes you jump through hoops.

Pros: The system forces you to write your notes every day. Once you get used to it, its nice to stay in the rhythm of documenting when you are with your patients or immediately after. You can't really get behind if you are doing it right. This system keeps clinicians very honest about the actual timing of patient visits. This is another system that CTO's and CFO's geek out about.

Cons: The goals and interventions are rigid and difficult to incorporate into the actual functional activities. If you are in the middle of a visit and need to change the visit type, you have to depend on the office to schedule things for you. When that happens, you often have to document after the fact and the system makes it very difficult to record the time of the actual treatment.

Recommendations to other buyers: You'll have to buy the system, buy a bunch of Android devices, buy time for staff to train, buy time for office staff to schedule patients and work the system on the back end. Once staff are used to this system they generally like it. But why pay for the effort to get there?

I hate this program!

Mar 18, 2015
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: It is extremely tedious and redundant. It is making a great job miserable. It is like entering the black hole of charting. It feels never ending. It is probably good for those in the back office but horrible for clinicians in the field.

No no no

Mar 01, 2015
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The tablet is very difficult to work on , and whoever designed this program has no I repeat no healthcare experience .Why would you design a program/use a tablet that does not have enough memory for you to view all branch patients ? Imagine being the on call nurse getting the 5 am call about a pt in trouble and getting to tell the pt " I have to call a number get you put on my device so I can get a good picture of what's been going on with you,where you live , meds you take etc...And it's lovely when you get a new tablet and the predictive text changes what you put in and you get to spend even more time charting! Note to all medical software designers charting should be the easiest part of a healthcare workers job , we are there to make people better, not battle with a horrible program and tablet. It's also a pain to see another persons patient as this program does not "look back" at previous visits like all scripts did , but the wound tool maybe the stupidest part of it all what and experienced nurse could say in one sentence requires opening a special tab entering data in several fields but hey don't worry the person following behind you can't see what you have done unless the hunt for it. I think medicare is going to nail agencies when it sees multiple repetitive goals/interventions are charted on inconsistently

Hate it

Jan 21, 2015
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The good thing about this program... Well it does have drug instruction. It appears the designer had never ever worked in home health . There is repetitive charting required as goals/ interventions are automatically added it is unreasonable to have 50 goals on a six visit admit but the clinican has no control over it , you
Have to constantly open tabs poorly designed program thanks for adding a million visit codes which now get to be plotted by admitting clinical staff this program has made an already hard job even harder ! The auromatic milage calculator is wrong when doing miles document storage is not user friendly and the tablet is hard to use

Honest review of homecarehomebase by nurse who uses every day

Nov 14, 2010
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Some realtime info is available however admissions and recertifications not available as realtime until fully reviewed by coders
Demographics info available immediately
The pros for office staff and billing purposes are readily apparent and this is the major advantage

Cons: This little device sorry,rephrase, this miniature device is totally inadequate to be working with all day and all night
Mark my words, you will be working on this little monster for the entire day &night whenever you see patients. It is slowwww, tedious to use due to miniature size and it is laborious as you need to address hundreds of screens to move through this program. It is difficult to retrieve information as it requires backtracking again through screen after screen. The type is extremely small and difficult to use continually all day & night and this is with largest type available. It has made my job easily 12 hrs a day and since I'm salaried no overtime. Basically, my job is nurse during day and data entry every single night . There is lag time with every entry and with every screen change causing delay in my data entry job. Trust me, the nursing staff will be very unhappy with this program. Mgt not sympathetic as they shrug and say "That's the way it is".

Overall: Absolutely, unequivocally a resounding NO WAY