Chronically Ill Patients Frequent EDs More Than Behavioral Health Patients

Posted On: September 20th, 2016

By Jennifer Van Winkle
Clinical Product Manager, McKesson

Given the cost to run an emergency department (ED), keeping visits confined to accidents, injuries and one-time acute episodes are keys to helping lower healthcare costs overall. In other words, getting care for so-called “frequent flyers” in any setting less … Continue Reading

Putting Down Roots: The Importance of Infrastructure

Posted On: September 13th, 2016

Charlie Batutis By Charlie Batutis
Connectivity and Technology Product Manager, McKesson
Importance of Software Infrastructure

It’s nowhere near springtime, but when talking about infrastructure, I can’t help thinking about gardening. With flowers, everything exciting happens above the ground. But as anyone with a garden (or flower pot) knows, the beauty of a flower or plant … Continue Reading

Sharing More Data? Ask More Questions.

Posted On: September 6th, 2016

By Jeff Morrissey
Managed IT Director, McKesson
Health Information Exchange for Home Health - Ask More Questions

Sharing data is becoming a common occurrence for home health and hospice organizations, whether you’re exchanging specific patient data with another provider or more general data on your patient population with a state, regional or private health information exchange (HIE). … Continue Reading

No Clear Answers to Address Patient Social Risk Factors

Posted On: August 30th, 2016

By Jennifer Van Winkle
Clinical Product Manager, McKesson
Patient Social Risk Factors

Despite the best efforts of your clinical staff, there are certain patients that home health just can’t help because of social risk factors. It’s not your fault or your staff’s fault—and it isn’t the patient’s fault, either. The patient may … Continue Reading

New Program Expands Care for Joint Replacement, Includes Cardiac Care

Posted On: August 25th, 2016

Rhonda Oakes By Rhonda Oakes
Regulatory Analyst, McKesson
Clinician monitoring cardiac health as part of expanded CJR program

As hospitals become increasingly responsible for care delivery outside their walls, opportunities abound for home health. Although the Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) payment model began in April 2016, a new Medicare program announced in July would expand … Continue Reading