Rowan Consulting Associates, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Tim Rowan after he served five years as CIO of a large Colorado home healthcare agency. Reluctant to leave the healthcare sector he had grown to love, Tim partnered with the leading home health consultant of the time and purchased Home Care Automation Report from its founding publisher. Over the next ten years, HCAR became the most authoritative and respected technology news source in home healthcare. Following the untimely passing of his mentor and business partner in 2009, Tim carried on their mission to gather, deliver and interpret news about home care technology, regulations, marketing, and other critical issues under the name Home Care Technology Report. In 2017, HCTR was relaunched as "Healthcare at Home: The Rowan Report" to reflect the changes in the industry and to encompass a broader range of topics.
MEET OUR TEAM
Founder and President Tim Rowan holds a Master of Arts degree in Education from Loyola University, Chicago. After ten years in adult religious education positions, he moved to the computer and network hardware and software industry in the fledgling personal computer era, eventually landing back in adult education for a technical training firm. It was there that Tim was introduced to home healthcare through one of his training clients, who lured him aboard as their first CIO. Tim lives in Colorado with his wife and two dogs and spends his free time hiking through the Rockies.
Kristin Girard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communication with a dual major in Advertising and Public Relations from Northern Arizona State University in 2013. She earned a Master of Science in Business Management and Marketing degree from the University of Maryland University College in 2017. She manages advertising sales and develops marketing strategies for Home Care Technology Report and all RCAI enterprises in addition to running her own marketing consulting business. She lives in Phoenix with her family.
Audrey Kinsella, MA, MS, is HCTR's Telehealth reporter. She has specialized in researching home telehealth technology applications since 1995 when she designed the Home Telemedicine segment of the National Library of Medicine website. She continues that research and writing work through her company, â€œInformation for Tomorrow.â€ (informationfortomorrow.com). A writer with a wide range of interests, she has also produced a children's book, â€œDingle: The Helpful Ice-Cream Cone Delivery Dog.â€ It focuses on a topic vey near and dear to her heart: helping the elderly and disabled among us.
In addition to the popular weekly newsletter, Rowan Consulting Associates, Inc. offers additional services to home health, home care, and hospice providers.
The Buyer's Guide to Healthcare at Home Technology is a free, automated database for healthcare at home providers that matches an agencyâ€™s requirements to vendor providers, provides a side-by-side comparison of selected vendor providers, and sends an automated RFI on request. Vendor categories include EMR, Telehealth, Telephony, Clinicians' Tools, HIPAA Support, Secure Messaging and Email Tools, and CRM Software.
Software Selection Consulting Services. Wading through today's array of 100â€™s of home healthcare technology companies is not a task anyone would advise you to undertake alone. Contracting with the wrong vendor is costly and time consuming. Ensure the right choice the first time with consulting services that help you select the software vendor that best suits your needs. Tim Rowan combines his 25 years of experience with that of clinical and organizational experts, custom selected for each assignment.
Rowan Consulting Associates is always pleased to talk with providers, investors, and tech companies about the industry and its needs. We never charge for 15-minute consultations. We run any press releases sent to us that are relevant to readers of our report.