Report: Older Americans Sicker than in Other Nations

Posted On: January 27th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Report Shows Older Americans Sicker than in Other Nations

American is No. 1 – but for the wrong reason in this case. A recent study from the Commonwealth Fund found that older Americans are the sickest among 10 industrialized nations. Nearly seven in 10 live with two or more … Continue Reading

Imitation Can Be Better than Innovation

Posted On: January 20th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Imitation Can Be Better than Innovation

These days, it seems that healthcare is all about innovation: the newest drug, the latest technology, or the next advance. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with exploring the cutting edge – regardless of industry. However, the authors of a recent article … Continue Reading

Four Current Home Health Trends Advancing into 2015

Posted On: January 13th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
4 Current Home Health Trends in 2015

You can call 2015 “home health’s greatest hits.” Compared to the nearly nonstop changes since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, this year will be one of refinement. Value-based purchasing is coming to home health, as is … Continue Reading

Be Smart about Advancing Your Agency and Your Career

Posted On: January 6th, 2015

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Be Smart about Advancing Your Agency and Your Career

Everyone gets bogged down in the details of day-to-day work. For home care industry executives, those details likely are focused on patient care and managing the organization’s short-term and long-term objectives. But each of us should take time to step … Continue Reading

JAMA Study: Hospice Patients Face Fewer Procedures, Lower Costs

Posted On: December 30th, 2014

By Karen Utterback
Vice President, Strategy, McKesson
Hospice Patients Face Fewer Procedures, Lower Costs

Saving unnecessary pain. Preserving dignity. Keeping patients at home. Respecting patient wishes at the end of life. These have long been the hallmarks of the modern hospice movement. An original investigation in the Nov. 12 Journal of the American Medical … Continue Reading