Infrastructure and Technology Updates
This update was largely focused on updates to prepare us for 2021 and the future. Technology has changed a lot in the last few years, and we spent some time modernizing the technology and infrastructure that HealthWare uses. We migrated from .NET Framework to .NET Core and .NET 5 which are the future development technologies being used by Microsoft. A big part of this was our continued work to integrate Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Office 365 (O365) into HealthWare. With this release we have moved our APIs to support AAD and integrate with Office 365 at the same time. In this release, logging into all applications using your AAD/O365 account credentials is now possible. By using AAD users no longer need to remember additional logins and passwords. Not only does these mean users have fewer logins to remember, but it also means that you control access to HealthWare via their AAD account.
We continued our work to streamline and automate the admission process to help prepare for 2021 by making it faster and easier to get your referrals into HealthWare and get that first visit scheduled. By combing Quick Referral/Intake with Patient Tracking and our Eligibility and Authorization automation you can rapidly get new patients into HealthWare, establish their chart, and get the first visit on the schedule. With additional modifications coming in the next update, you can be ready to send a RAP faster than ever helping you meet the upcoming 2021 RAP 5-day deadline. Of course, since the last update we also released a variety of annual updates for diagnosis codes, PDGM grouper, etc.