Austin home health technology leader aligns services to expand its product line to meet needs of the rapidly expanding $82-billion and growing home health space

AUSTIN, TEXAS — November 13, 2014 — Growing by more than 580% percent from 2009 to 2013, Kinnser Software, Inc., a national software leader in clinical and business solutions for home health and hospice, today announced its rank as number 181 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, a city where one in four jobs is generated in the IT sector, Kinnser was the second-highest ranked Austin software company on the list.

Home health is exploding on all fronts – from job creation to product expansion. In 2014, Kinnser’s workforce grew by more than thirty percent to keep pace with the demands of health care’s fastest-growing industry and a burgeoning aging population.

Kinnser Founder and President Chris Hester credits Kinnser’s growing team of talented, hard-working professionals, who remain true to the company’s founding mission based on the old-fashioned principle of customer service.  “With the support of a dedicated team we are delivering solutions that are making home health agencies more efficient, productive and profitable.  We are also breaking ground in new markets such as the private duty nursing field – the biggest market in home healthcare field today,” says Hester, one of the first IT architects of web-based software for the home health industry.

Launched in 2003, Kinnser Software is the national leader in software for home care. Its solutions are used by more than 2,300 home health, hospice, and private duty agencies to coordinate more than 167,000 patient tasks every day.

The Deloitte award is one of many honors recognizing Hester’s leadership and the Kinnser Software team including the Austin Business Journal’s ranking as one of the fastest growing companies in Central Texas and repeat recognition from the Austin American-Statesman as a Top Workplace of Greater Austin.  An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Hester has been praised for fostering a smart, energetic and diverse culture that has become a force in one of America’s most progressive hi-tech cities.

“The companies ranked on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 continue to set the bar for their industry higher each year,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “There are so many exciting products and smart thought leaders driving this list. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to seeing them continue their momentum into 2015.”

Kinnser joins other Austin-based companies on this year’s list including: Phunware, Q1Media, One Source Networks, Bazaarvoice, Sailpoint, Cirrus Logic and HomeAway.

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About Deloitte’s 2014 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years and be headquartered within North America.