Value-based Care Models Gain Momentum

Posted On: April 21st, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Value-based Care Models Gain Momentum

The movement toward value-based care shows no signs of letting up, as evidenced by last month’s official kickoff of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. Since the network was announced in January by the Department of Health and … Continue Reading

Track referral sources, maintain compliance

Posted On: April 14th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Track referral sources, maintain compliance

Who are your customers? That may sound like an obvious question, but think about it for a minute. Are your customers the patients your organization serves day in and day out? Or are they the physicians, health systems and care … Continue Reading

Difficult, but Necessary, Conversations about Death

Posted On: April 7th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Difficult, but Necessary, Conversations about Death

A new study shows that pain and depression among hospice patients increased between 1998 and 2010. It remains to be seen whether the increase can be attributed to physicians not knowing when further treatment is futile, a greater awareness among … Continue Reading

Is Your Organization Ready for a Disaster?

Posted On: March 31st, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Getting Your Organization Ready for Disaster

The rising number of superstorms and severe winters like the Northeast saw this year create an opportunity for home care workers to shine. The Boston Globe reported on 24-year-old DeKayla Graham, who braved the height of a late-January blizzard to … Continue Reading

‘We Honor Veterans’ Program Targets Vets in Community-Based Care

Posted On: March 24th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Program Targets Vets in Community-Based Care

The graying of America also is hitting the nation’s Veterans Affairs facilities, where vets who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam have reached their 70s or older. According to a story from NPR, more veterans are dying in … Continue Reading