HEALTHCAREfirst Announces Acquisition of Deyta

Merger to Create the Home Health and Hospice Industry’s largest Data Analytics Platform

(Springfield, MO) April 23, 2015 - HEALTHCAREfirst, the Home Care software solutions leader that pioneered Web-based software and services for the Home Health Care and Hospice industries, announced today its acquisition of Deyta, LLC. In this latest move to further establish its position as the premier data analytics provider in the industry, HEALTHCAREfirst plans to leverage the combined company’s collective Analytic software products to offer home health and hospice providers valuable insight into financial, operational and clinical data, including OASIS scrubbing and Patient/Family satisfaction (Hospice CAHPS & HHCAHPS).

Since 1992, HEALTHCAREfirst has provided software and services exclusively to the Home Health Care and Hospice industries featuring the firstHOMECARE and firstHOSPICE solutions on its signature, Web-based SaaS platform. The company also delivers web-based Business Intelligence analytics, ICD9/10 outsourced coding services, outsourced billing services and more that streamline and advance operations and care for agencies of all sizes nationwide.

Based in Louisville, Ky., Deyta is a recognized leader in satisfaction and clinical quality measurement for home health and hospice. Decision support and business intelligence combined with the largest industry benchmarks for Hospice and HHCAHPS provide key market data to enable agencies to improve patient care and their overall operations and profitability.

“In today’s world of payment pressures and constant regulatory scrutiny, leveraging data is a necessity to improve operations, to improve patient & family satisfaction, to improve reimbursements and to minimize risks of audit issues. We are thrilled to bring these two companies together to create the industry’s strongest and most complete data analytics solution,” says HEALTHCAREfirst President and CEO Bobby Robertson.

“While this clearly places our combined analytics offering in the lead position within the home health and hospice industry, we are eager to work with our combined customer base of thousands of agencies to drive their businesses forward, profitably, to the benefit of their patients and healthcare partners,” says Kevin Porter, President and CEO of Deyta.


HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States.  HEALTHCAREfirst was one of the first home health care software vendors to recognize the industry’s need for high quality software applications that are accessible over the internet. Based in Springfield, Mo and one of the fastest growing providers of its kind, the company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence analytics, electronic medical record software, revenue cycle management software, billing services and coding services that ensure technology is not a barrier to patient care, but a powerful tool. HEALTHCAREfirst allows caregivers to focus on patients instead of paperwork. For more information call 800.841.6095 or visit the company’s website at

About Deyta

Partnering with thousands of hospice, home health, human services, and other healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data driven management, enabling our clients to overcome the avalanche of information that clouds good judgment. With Deyta, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, assure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.

  • We use Deyta's reports to help us improve the quality of our patient care, and we share them with our staff to engage them in our improvement efforts.

    Jackie Nelson

  • We're so happy to have someone we can trust with our data and that knows what to do with it – and Deyta is comfortable suggesting changes in processes that will make us better.

    Kristen Rich

  • Deyta is a responsive and trusted partner. They keep us ahead of the regulatory curve.

    Monica McCullough, RN, BSN, CHPN

  • I am always pleased with education I get from Deyta. I consider Deyta one of my greatest resources.

    Heather Murphy

  • Quality Navigator has improved efficiency of our QAPI program and is preparing us for quality reporting requirements.

    Pam Ware, LCSW, CHA

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