We're thrilled that registered nurse and home health technology consultant, Cyndi Rizzitello has joined our team as vice president of clinical transformation. In a quick Q&A, she divulges her thoughts on the home health industry's biggest challenges, technology solutions and more.
Without further ado:
Q: How did you hear about Medalogix?
A: I first learned about Medalogix at a Homecare Homebase conference. After an initial conversation with Medalogix’s CEO, Dan Hogan, I knew Medalogix was on to something. I was instantly captivated and followed up with a product demo.
After learning more about Medalogix’s analytics and workflow solutions through a demo, I was able to see the tremendous value it offered to home health and hospice agencies. Medalogix goes beyond analytics to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, while conserving organizational resources. It’s a tool every home health provider needs.
Q: You've consulted large home health operators and worked in-house with industry giants like VNA and HCHB. What attracted you to Medalogix?
A: My experiences in various spectrums of the industry—as a provider, technology vendor and healthcare technology consultant—have given me a well-rounded understanding of home health patient care, technology use and operational challenges. The truth is, Medalogix gets it. Home health providers have converted all their patient records to digital. Medalogix makes that valuable by analyzing patient data to predict patient outcomes and ultimately improve care at an unprecedented rate. I want to be a part of the solution and that’s why I was, and still am, attracted to Medalogix.
Q: What's the biggest challenge in home health today and what do you think the solution is?
A: Providers have to do more with less. They must improve care while reducing costs. The thing is though, care providers care so deeply about their patients. They are already working their hardest to deliver the best care they possibly can. The solution is to work smarter. That’s where patient outcome management technology like Medalogix comes in.
Q: You've helped numerous providers successfully integrate technology. What's the key to a successful technology integration?
A: There are many factors. For starters, you need executive-level direction, clear goals for technology-driven initiatives and most importantly, clinician buy-in. They’re typically the ones using the technology in their day-to-day work. If they believe in it, they’ll use it. Ultimately, if the technology benefits the patient, success will come.
Q: What's your favorite thing about working at Medalogix?
A: The patient is at the center of everything we do. In every product we create, we talk about the patient first. As a clinician, that fuels me. Additionally, Medalogix has an open, inviting and collaborative atmosphere. It’s great to be a part of the team.