Study Underlines the Need for Patient-Centered Care

Posted On: February 2nd, 2016

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Patient-centered home care

Every one of us is unique, with individual backgrounds, careers, friends, family, homes and medical conditions. And as we age, we often rely on others to help us make medical decisions, trusting family and friends to help us. But our … Continue Reading

Field Device Selection: Balancing Weight, Screen Size and Price

Posted On: January 26th, 2016

By Dan Zucchini
Hardware Consultant, McKesson
home care field device

Sometimes it seems life is a never-ending series of trade-offs, and that’s certainly true for the devices your clinicians carry with them into the field. Every clinician would like a lightweight device with a large screen that’s fast, durable and … Continue Reading

Creating a Culture of Quality—Not Just About Home Health CAHPS

Posted On: January 19th, 2016

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Creating a Culture of Quality More Than Home Health CAHPS

As an executive of a home health or hospice organization, the way you view measurement systems like the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HH CAHPS) sets the tone for everything that follows. But living up to … Continue Reading

Five Patient Safety Goals for 2016

Posted On: January 12th, 2016

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Nurse ensuring patient safety at home

The 2016 Home Care National Patient Safety Goals from The Joint Commission remain unchanged from 2015, which I believe reflects their importance. The five goals are straightforward and should be part of any home health organization’s initial assessment and ongoing … Continue Reading

5 Home Care Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Posted On: January 5th, 2016

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Nurse talking to elderly patient

As the holiday season comes to a close, our thoughts naturally turn to what the new year will bring. Over the past few years, changes to the home care industry – like all facets of healthcare delivery – have been … Continue Reading