Re-energized QIO Program to Benefit Patients, Agencies

Posted On: September 16th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Re-energized QIO Program to Benefit Patients, Agencies

Patients and caregivers should benefit from new contracts awarded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as it transforms the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program for Medicare beneficiaries. Participating home health agencies also could gain by improving patient … Continue Reading

McKesson Survey Offers Insight into Issues Facing Home Care Execs

Posted On: September 9th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
McKesson Survey Offers Insight into Issues Facing Home Care Execs

What keeps you up at night? Even the most successful home care agencies face enormous challenges – everything from implementation of the Affordable Care Act and declining reimbursements to creating new service lines that let them participate more fully in … Continue Reading

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