New E-book Shows Value of Interoperability, HIEs

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Karen Utterback By Karen Utterback 
Former Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, McKesson (Retired)

Interoperability, HIEs and the Future of HomecareI firmly believe that the home health industry is well-positioned overall to handle the new care and reimbursement models being piloted or considered for use in the United States. Your clinicians, therapists and aides are out there every day positively impacting patients’ lives in ways that hospitals and physician groups cannot.

But in order to take full advantage of these new opportunities, your home health agency must be able to collaborate and share data with care partners. Our new e-book, “Interoperability, HIEs and the Future of Home Health,” explores why care coordination and clinical data sharing are the cornerstones to providing quality health care.

The e-book features thought leadership from the McKesson Homecare Talk blog, including information on how home health agencies can:

  • Improve organizational performance
  • Play a vital role in the ACO model
  • Achieve clinical interoperability

Care coordination and care transitions are only as good as the weakest link. Potential partners will be looking for your agency to provide relevant data related to how well you take care of patients, so you need an agency management solution that can track and report those metrics.

Accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes and similar care models show no signs of going away. If your agency doesn’t already belong to such a group in your area, now is the time to begin that journey. And the increased adoption of electronic medical records has fueled new interest in health information exchanges, to speed data sharing and reduce the incidence of redundant tests, procedures and care.

Despite the myriad changes brought about by the Accountable Care Act, the delivery of healthcare remains local. But technology, such as home health software, is bringing an important global and evidence-based perspective of that care. “Interoperability, HIEs and the Future of Home Health” can help you understand how your agency fits into these new care environments.

Download our new e-book to learn more about the importance of care coordination and date sharing for home care agencies.

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