Four Strategic Healthcare Initiatives for Agencies to Consider

Posted On: September 2nd, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Four Strategic Healthcare Initiatives for Agencies to Consider

Robert J. Simione, managing principal at Simione Healthcare Consultants, sees unprecedented opportunities right now for home care agencies despite the onslaught of regulations and new care models. The key, he notes in a recent news release, is the willingness and … Continue Reading

The True Costs of Paper-Based Systems

Posted On: August 26th, 2014

By Roger Player
WorldView Ltd.
The True Costs of Paper-Based Systems

Paper is just so darn convenient, isn’t it? Grabbing a piece of paper to record something is so ingrained that it’s difficult for many of us to give it up. But that convenience doesn’t offset the true cost of paper, … Continue Reading

Four Ways to Prepare for Healthcare Disruption

Posted On: August 19th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Four Ways to Prepare for Healthcare Disruption

Sometimes, healthcare organizations forget how much they can learn from other industries. We tend to think of healthcare as a unique profession, but a recent McKinsey & Company report points out that as we battle today’s tsunami of change, we … Continue Reading

PCPs, Cardiologists Lack Confidence Needed for End-of-Life Discussions

Posted On: August 12th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
PCPs, Cardiologists Lack Confidence Needed for End-of-Life Discussions

In an American Heart Association study of 95 clinicians, researchers found 52% of providers are hesitant to mention end-of-life care with heart failure patients, 30% have little confidence in discussing or providing end-of-life care, and only 12% have routine yearly … Continue Reading

You Can Save Money on Devices — But Should You?

Posted On: August 5th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
You Can Save Money on Devices, But Should You

Sometimes a deal is not a deal. Take that discount air conditioner that stopped working in July or the used car that needed brake work the month after you bought it. The same is true for the laptops and tablets … Continue Reading