DeVero is a cloud-based home health solution for midsize and large home health, hospice or therapy and rehabilitation agencies. It can incorporate a variety of forms, patients and user accounts. It also offers multi-site consolidation across an organization, making it suitable for companies that want to analyze data across multiple agency locations.
DeVero’s point of care features functionality for HCFA-485 forms, OBQI reports, medication tracking, drug interaction checks, signature capture, an ICD-9 database and more. DeVoro also offers an integrated suite of applications for billing and scheduling.
In 2016, INC Magazine ranked DeVero the fastest-growing software company in home health, and Software Advice named DeVero a 2017 Reviewer's Choice for Overall Performance, Ease of Use, and Customer Service. DeVero can be accessed on any device with a web browser, including desktops and mobile devices.
Product has ease of use for front line end users (Point of Care Staff). User guides/Training guides are on EMR/online for users to refer back to. Device agnostic (use of any browser and device with internet capability). Low hardware expense per end users (use of lightweight devices smartphones, tablets). We have contracted therapist and having them have the ability to just login with just a browser is helpful. Use of multiple browser tabs to view multiple data fields. Vendor response time is quick to respond to customer questions about product and customer basic product enhancements. Assigned "Customer Manager" is very helpful in customer & product/vendor relationship to improve customer knowledge of product and product/vendor development.
Compliance, Alerts, and Quality. Most of the Compliance and Quality is still a manual task, if coming from paper to electronic this would not be an operational issue, but if you coming from a more complicated EMR that has checks against the Plan of Treatment and warning if the end user is going out of compliance and orders must be produced. Lack of internal messaging in EMR, communication about the patient is key and documentation and notification is critical. Workaround is create a form/document in the EMR and also notify all disciples using business secure messaging or email. There is a limitation in some reporting exports (30 days, quarterly, number of lines export). Dealing with pre-billing audits and "integration log", DeVero has to puss data to a separate billing software (note: data is one directional). User do not have a warning or alert system (End of Episode, last week of frequency) Medicare Traditional billing is not an issue (RAP then Final Bill), but dealing Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Commercial Insurance is another issue (where every penny counts). Processes and cross references must be done to insure all services are accounted for and billed, typically done with comparing CSV exports. Interoperability with other vendors and itself is lacking. If a customer has a contracted partner using DeVero as there EMR, currently there is not an ability to quickly handshake those files from a DeVero Agency file to another DeVero Agnecy file. Workaround is to download from each Agency site and re-enter data on there agency site.
Antwort: DeVero 18.3.2016
Thank you for the 5-star review! We appreciate the feedback. We also have some great news about your feature requests: 1) The authorization management/compliance feature is released and needs to be turned on. We will have a customer success team member contact you about this. 2) Most all of the other items you mention are in the development pipeline for release over the course of 2016, with some other great features emerging as well. We appreciate your review and your partnership!
Clay W. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
6 of the agencies we contract with use DeVero and we really using it. The system is simple and straightforward.
1) I like the way we can easily see the previous notes. 2) Contact information for other clinicians assigned to the case is clearly listed beside the body of information in the chart. 3) Editing notes is easy. 4) Communication about corrections is easy to see and coordinate.
1) It is easy to write a very poor note with this system. 2) DeVero's online training is terrible. Horrific. Lame. (Fortunately, its relatively easy to figure out and train for.) 3) It would be nice if we could have information move forward between notes. 4) It would be nice to be able to create drop-down goal templates because 5) the current pre-made goals are awful.
If you want to create audit-proof notes, you'll need to train staff for how to do it. It is relatively easy to train people to document intelligently with this system. Be sure you save copies of your training so you don't have to constantly reproduce it. I have some nice tips our clinicians have developed over the years.
Antwort: Robert 1.12.2016
Clay, thanks for the review. We’ve heard positive comments from a number of therapy providers that serve our customers across the country and we’re glad your team enjoys using DeVero as well. We appreciate the feedback and have some great news for you regarding the “cons” you listed- DeVero recognized the need to improve the online training and has completely revamped its field staff online training tools as of this month. There are now 11 task specific video training modules available for on demand training. DeVero also runs live instructor lead web based training sessions for field users every Wednesday. Any active user is welcome to attend and you can sign up for one of our upcoming training sessions by clicking on the Training link in the upper right hand corner of DeVero.
Regarding note info- DeVero does support the mapping of key information (but not the entire note) from one note to the next as part of the site customization services offered to each of our customers. Also, custom care plans with unique order and goal templates are completely within the scope of the DeVero offering. Please have your customers reach out to our support team if they would like help with this. Thanks again for the feedback and opportunity to help.
Becky H. Branche: Krankenhausversorgung & Gesundheitswesen
The clinician's transition to deVero charting is made easier by the note format and architecture. The electronic note is very similar to the paper notes that they were accustomed to using. User adoption is critical to a successful deployment. Accessing the software via a web application makes it very portable and opens up the types of tablets/computers that can be used. DeVero access has been very consistent and I cannot remember a time that the system was down that was unscheduled. The IT Support team is responsive to questions and issues. I particularly appreciate the support and communication from my direct contact, Mike Murray. He is a great listener, understands the software and works hard to leverage the software to solve our business problems.
We have not been able to easily access our data outside of the reports that allow for Excel exports. The software does not support nursing scheduling which is core to our business. I would like to have more logic functionality (logic and required fields) that assists with ensuring complete documentation. The software for the back office does not allow for easy tracking of tasks or the management of productivity. I would prefer for the billing module to reside within deVero versus through a third party partner (not very helpful or responsive).
Document your process flows before purchasing a software to ensure that it will meet your critical needs. Evaluate your need for data and identify your reporting needs ahead of time to ensure that the vendor can handle. Identify super users within your workforce that can assist with training and answering questions. Develop employee user groups so that communication freely flows regarding wants/needs from the clinicians.
We are are medium-sized pediatric home care agency that has experienced rapid growth over the past year. We decided to transition from paper documentation to an EMR several months ago. We began discussions with DeVero last summer (2016) and decided to move ahead with them in August. We went live in the third week of Sept and piloted three homes first before moving all of our clients to EMR about a month later. We have just now, mid February 2017, phased out of working with our project implementation manager. We have requested to be a beta site when DeVero rolls out pediatric therapy visit documentation and off-line capabilities.
The best part about working with DeVero is their Customer Service. 100% of the people we spoke with from Marketing to Implementation were courteous, helpful, and professional. During the implementation phase, our project manager was available to help us think through form functionality and problem-solve through our unique issues. One of those issues, and probably the biggest hurdle we had to overcome, was the Medication Administration Record. The MAR that is available on DeVero was not conducive to our processes; so we had to devise a custom form. In fact, we had all clients on EMR, except that we continued to use paper MARs until we were able to come up with a customized solution (which took, including a couple of times through DeVero's development team, a couple of months).
We had a team of five very invested people on our end working on implementation of DeVero, and it took all of us to train our staff and customize DeVero to meet our needs. DeVero's training was not entirely applicable to us because we had to customize so many forms.
One area of growth for DeVero is that it is currently mostly set up for home-care/hospice patients, not pediatrics. Although we were able to customize our forms, we were not able to do all of them, due to time contraints. It takes a while to figure out just what you want, while at the same time, know how it will fit and function within the DeVero structure. Now, we are used to it and are satisfied with the features and functionality. There are lots of customized reports that we have created that will prove to be very helpful for tracking our quality measures.
We enjoy our relationship with DeVero, and would like to continue to work with them, especially as they development more pediatric products. Thank you
Ruth A. Branche: Medizinische Praxis Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
I've used a number of different software for the home health and hospice field. I've worked on the administrative side as well as the field side and I can honestly say, overall DeVero is a great software. Unfortunately, there are limits to being able to customize forms, however, I believe this is improving. The design is a very important aspect of any software and DeVero is constantly improving their design, they take into consideration their client's input and it is evident in the software updates. Ease of use is another crucial aspect of having a great software, especially when computer-illiterate people (like much of the older generation in the medical field) are using it. DeVero has great training videos and printouts and all of our staff who have used it thus far have not had any trouble. The most notable thing about DeVero has to be their customer support, team. I've complimented them many times because I truly feel they deserve praise. DeVero support team is always available and always willing to listen and help with any issue, big or small. They are very knowledgeable and always do their best to resolve your issue. I believe this makes DeVero one of the best software companies I've ever used.
Their customer support team.
Lack of customization options for forms.