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Home Health and Hospice Organizations are Racing Toward the ICD-10 Deadline. Are You Ready?

Check your agency’s progress against Gold Coast Home Health & Hospice, the subject of this relevant and timely case study from McKesson. You’ll learn how the organization is working to minimize productivity loss during the changeover by:

  • Relying on input from a cross-departmental team
  • Reaching out to physicians with education and positive feedback
  • Utilizing dual-coding capabilities in McKesson Homecare™ for test cases
  • Motivating the team and celebrating success
  • So how is your organization stacking up? Find out when you download this case study.

Predictive Analytics for Capacity Planning: All Forecasts Are Not Created Equal

If your goal is to reduce operating expenses by transforming how you allocate staff and resources, you need to understand the full spectrum of forecasting power that it will take — and discern the difference between vendor claims and reality. This guide will show you what to look for.

Intelligent Worklist and Business Rules Help Improve Imaging Efficiency Over Multiple Facilities and PACS

Like much of healthcare, the business of radiology is continuously being challenged to search for ways to define their value in an ACO model. Finding the balance between volume-based, efficient care and the desire to be more involved in the patient care team can be difficult. As the demand to be more efficient increases, so does competition. While financial pressures grow, radiologists are challenged to manage complex workflows while expectations of service quality and quick turnaround times grow. To survive, imaging organizations need to focus on both care and efficiency. Imaging will have to be managed in its entirety, including quality, communication and collaboration. With these trends, industry experts are foreseeing that radiologists will work in flexible, highly distributed environments that will require interactions among multiple clinical systems. Learn more by downloading our white paper.

Revenue Cycle Payment Clarity – What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Help Your Bottom Line

The increasing prevalence of high-deductible health plans, evolving payment models and regulatory changes are leaving a growing number of patients liable for larger portions of their bills, and providers unsure about reimbursement.  In this environment, healthcare providers need payment clarity – visibility into when and how much they will be paid, by whom, and the ability to better navigate the many obstacles to payment. Read this book to discover opportunities for payment clarity throughout the revenue cycle.

13 Insights for Conquering Healthcare Challenges in 2015 from the Experts

Healthcare leaders face numerous challenges as they seek out ways to reduce costs while improving patient care. The industry is undergoing vast change, and many leaders feel the burden of determining how to best navigate transitions. In this eBook, 13 healthcare experts share their insight about a number of key areas, including:

  • Value-based Care
  • Cost of Ownership
  • Regulatory Challenges
  • Workflow Obstacles

McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions
Tools to Help Improve Efficiency, Quality of Care and Financial Performance

Oconee Medical Center (OMC), Seneca, S.C., migrated from Horizon Clinicals® to Paragon® in just 15 months. The hospital selected Paragon because it’s easy to use, could help improve their quality of care, and reduce their total cost of ownership by $6.5 million over five years.

Within one month of going live, the hospital achieved 98% CPOE utilization and 100% compliance with physician progress notes. “Paragon is a one-stop shop for physicians. It has all the right tools to provide great patient care all together in one place. And yet, it’s customizable on your own facility level to make it easy to use,” said Jaymi Meyers, M.D., family practitioner, chief medical informatics officer, OMC.

OMC is excited about how Paragon is already improving their patient care, but they’re even more excited about what it can help them achieve in the future. As they bring their physician practices up on Paragon, they’ll begin to create a universal record that makes healthcare better for the community and easier for their organization to manage.

The Evolving Enterprise Imaging Market

The evolution of radiology has come at a time when demands for quality and safety are reaching a crescendo. An integrated informatics strategy is critical to supporting population health, patient safety, quality improvement and enhanced resource management. While healthcare IT solutions are increasingly robust, many organizations do not utilize the data they aggregate to its fullest potential - yet.
In this radiology e-book, The Evolving Enterprise Imaging Market, you will learn how:

  • Analyzing data enabled one organization to implement point-of-service clinical decision support
  • Energizing healthcare IT departments is changing the way care is delivered in the military
  • Empowering physicians and reducing strain on infrastructure costs is possible with mobile technology
  • Utilizing next generation analytics will help with dose management in the future and more.

The 2014 State of Value-Based Reimbursement

Healthcare is moving rapidly to incorporate measures of value into payment models, with more than two-thirds of payments expected to be based on value measurement in five years, up from just one-third today. That’s just one of many compelling findings contained in The 2014 State of Value-Based Reimbursement, an independent national research study of 464 payers and providers conducted by ORC International and commissioned by McKesson.

McKesson’s Medical Director David Nace, M.D., says these results point to a sea change in healthcare reimbursements, a change in attitude, and a call for action. In the study’s executive summary, Dr. Nace reviews a wealth of new data that can have a significant impact on strategic planning for payers and providers. He also advises stakeholders on the seven steps payers, providers, and clinicians can take today to start aligning towards value-based reimbursement models.

Big data in Healthcare & Cost Accounting

Value-Based Care: Evaluating Contract Profitability white paper outlines the challenges involved with performing population-level analyses, developing cost accounting and profitability analyses across care settings, evaluating care episodes and integrating quality data. It explores the limitations of targeted software solutions to provide cross-enterprise insights. Finally, it provides advice for healthcare executives regarding how to approach gathering quality and hospital cost accounting-related data and leverage technology and analytical expertise to drive risk-based contract success.

McKesson has been working with customers on value-based care for more than fifteen years. Dr. Jonathan Niloff, vice president and chief medical officer for McKesson Connected Care & Analytics division, and Deborah Bulger, executive director, product management, Enterprise Intelligence, have captured some of those learnings in this white paper.

Becoming an ACO: 7 Steps to Better Population Health

In an accountable care organization (ACO), a network of providers shares the financial risk and responsibility for healthcare management and service delivery for a large group of patients. Together, they work to find ways to improve population health and lower costs.

But successfully taking on financial risk for healthcare quality requires careful consideration and planning. As you move forward, learn about the seven steps that can help you make better financial decisions and set your ACO on the path to success.

Hospice & Home Health Regulations 2013 and Beyond

We face many regulatory requirements, including the upcoming transition to ICD-10 code sets and increased enforcement efforts, so it's important that your documentation stays up to date and reflects industry best practices. The blueprint for home health and hospice agencies is still evolving, including the importance of care coordination in the Affordable Care Act and the critical role played by home health agencies to keep patients from being readmitted to the hospital. You don't have to belong to an accountable care organization to participate in this important innovation.

Download our e-book which brings regulatory changes into focus and learn how 2013 will be pivotal for home health and hospice agencies.