7 Best Practices for Complex Care Management

Posted On: October 21st, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
7 Best Practices for Complex Care Management

A study by The Commonwealth Fund showing traits of successful complex care management (CCM) programs contains several points that should interest home health clinical directors. The study, “Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients: What Makes for a Successful Care Management Program?,” … Continue Reading

Five Advantages of Virtual Server Environments

Posted On: October 14th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Five Advantages of Virtual Server Environments

It’s hard to argue against a technology that saves you money and time and lowers your agency’s energy footprint. These are all benefits of virtual server environments, a physical server set up to function as several servers, each with its … Continue Reading

Independence at Home Program Is Working, Study Shows

Posted On: October 7th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Independence at Home Program Is Working, Study Shows

A new study shows the value of caring for patients in the lowest-cost setting – the patient’s home. MedStar Washington Hospital Center recently published a study in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) that showed a 17% reduction in … Continue Reading

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

Posted On: September 30th, 2014

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By Randy Hyun
General Manager, McKesson
Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

As evidenced by the Agency Opportunities and Challenges Executive Survey that McKesson conducted this spring, declining reimbursements and cost containment are common issues that a majority of agencies face. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) paints a … Continue Reading

Advance Care Planning Takes a Step Forward

Posted On: September 23rd, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Advance Care Planning Takes a Step Forward

A proposal by the American Medical Association (AMA) would give patients more of a say in how they deal with chronic diseases, acute illnesses and where they want to spend their final days. Responding to the proposed CMS Physician Fee … Continue Reading