Category Archives: Home Health Evidence-Based Practice

Learn how to use evidence-based practices to improve the performance of you home health or hospice organization with help from the McKesson Homecare Talk Blog.

Focus on Details Leads to 60% Fewer Readmissions

Empty wheelchair leaving hospital

As home health nurses, therapists and aides know all too well, caring for patients after they leave the hospital can be incredibly complex. But a program focused on relatively simple things like medication management, nutrition choices and transportation reduced readmissions … Continue Reading

Report Underscores Importance of Home Health


The home health industry should assume a greater role in the American healthcare system to avoid hospitalizations and help ensure that patients are well cared for post-discharge, according to a new report. The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation … Continue Reading

Programs Help Seniors Age at Home

Programs Help Seniors Age at Home

Helping people gracefully age in place is the ideal in healthcare. But getting paid for preventive care to keep people in their homes has been rare in a fee-for-service environment. Fortunately for seniors and hopefully for home care organizations, the … Continue Reading

Chronically Ill Patients Frequent EDs More Than Behavioral Health Patients

A doctor using healthcare predictive modeling

Given the cost to run an emergency department (ED), keeping visits confined to accidents, injuries and one-time acute episodes are keys to helping lower healthcare costs overall. In other words, getting care for so-called “frequent flyers” in any setting less … Continue Reading

Does Your Organization Stack Up on Care, Integration Metrics?

Homecare Integration Metrics

Bundled payments and accountable care represent two emerging concepts in healthcare that show no sign of going away. Regardless of whether your home health organization is part of a health system or is standalone, you likely already are partnering with … Continue Reading