Category Archives: Healthcare IT

Eyes on the prize: Agency Improves HHCAHPS scores

As an agency leader, you should recognize the importance of your agency’s score on the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey. But do you know how to move the needle on these measures? Carroll Home Care in Maryland knows how because … Continue Reading

Home Care Ready for Opportunities in 2014

The home care industry is ideally suited to help hospitals, health systems and providers monitor patients with chronic conditions so they can maintain or even improve their health. Your home care services will be vital in 2014 as penalties stiffen … Continue Reading

New E-book Shows Value of Interoperability, HIEs

I 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 … Continue Reading

Can Clinical Management Help Manage EHR Demands?

At McKesson, we’re seeing strong evidence that a robust clinical management system can  help position home health agencies for the EHR and care demands of today — and tomorrow. When built using standard clinical terminology, home care clinical management can … Continue Reading

Clinical Management Systems: Five Features That Help Reduce TCO

When home care agencies evaluate home health software, one of the main things they look for is ease of use. This is not just to reduce ramp-up time and frustration levels — easy-to-use systems help reduce an agency’s total cost … Continue Reading

Reaching the Paperless Tipping Point

Expense and complexity kept some home health agencies from becoming early adopters of electronic health records. But we seem to have reached a tipping point where those holding onto paper records are lagging the rest of the industry. In May, … Continue Reading

More Data, More Movement, Fewer Errors

Having the best, most updated information on customers is a priority for virtually every business. In the homecare industry, that information can be critically important, even life-saving. These days, more patient information is being exchanged due to care transitions, care … Continue Reading

HIEs Can Improve Clinician Workflow, Satisfaction

Often, improving clinician satisfaction can be as easy as making sure they have the tools they need to do their job. Of course, today’s home health providers consider data as important a diagnostic tool as a stethoscope, which can add … Continue Reading

Interoperability Defines the Future of Healthcare

“All healthcare is local.” We’ve all heard that phrase used to describe the nature of healthcare. And it’s certainly true in the case of care delivered in the home, home health, hospice and personal care services. Even in the midst … Continue Reading

New E-book Explains Importance of Clinical Management

  We believe strongly at McKesson that clinical management functionality within home health software, with its ability to help clinicians focus more fully on patients, represents the future of home health. Along with my colleagues Raymond Belles and Lori Shifferd, … Continue Reading