Walgreens To Reduce Physical Footprint, Continue Health Care Services Focus

Following its move to decrease VillageMD’s physical footprint, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) seems to be doubling down on its decision. “We don’t have plans to continue to invest in brick and mortar-owned primary care practices,” Mary Langowski, the president of U.S. Healthcare, said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday. VillageMD is […]

‘We Need To Try Different Things’: How 6 Home Care Providers Stand Out In A Crowded Market

In a crowded home care ecosystem, companies are constantly looking for ways to stand out. For some that means putting innovative solutions in practice that will enhance operations and care services. For others, that means developing deep local roots to strengthen services in various communities. On top of this, home care companies are rolling out […]

‘We Want To Upend The System’: Monogram Health Continues To Expand At-Home Kidney Care

The home-based kidney care provider Monogram Health has formed a partnership with Memorial Hermann Health System. The focus of the collaboration is to improve outcomes for patients with polychronic conditions. “Memorial Hermann Health is a well-known, well-established, leading system of population health and hospital-based care,” Dr. Aash Shah, chief growth officer of Monogram Health, told […]

Pennant Group Forms Home Health Agreement With Hartford HealthCare, Enters East Coast

The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG) has formed a partnership with Hartford HealthCare at Home (HHCAH), the home health and hospice segment of Hartford HealthCare. The deal is a management and consulting services agreement, which has an aim of providing operational support to HHCAH. “We have deep admiration for Hartford HealthCare and the commitment to home-based […]

Mass General Brigham’s Hospital-At-Home Nurses Unionize, Home Care Segment Moves To Follow Suit

Nurses of Mass General Brigham’s hospital-at-home program have voted to unionize, and the clinicians at the health system’s home care segment are hoping to follow suit. The efforts to unionize first started in February. On May 16, 80 of the health system’s home-at-hospital nurses voted to join the Massachusetts Nurse Association (MNA). That same month, […]

Inside The FDA’s ‘Home As A Health Care Hub’ Initiative

In April, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the launch of a new initiative, Home as a Health Care Hub. The agency views the home as a key care setting that has the potential to drive health care equity forward. That’s why it is seizing the moment, and creating room for experimentation with […]

From Short-Hour Shifts To Care Management Services: Home Care CEOs Target Untapped Business Opportunities

Home care CEOs are constantly seeking new business opportunities and exploring areas for growth. For some leaders, this even means gravitating toward opportunities they feel have largely gone untapped. John Sneath, CEO of Tribute Home Care, sees attaining market share as the biggest business opportunity for his company. “At Tribute, before we’ve thought too much […]

Hospital At Home’s Popularity Among Patients Is The Best Thing Going For The Model

Amid efforts to push back the expiration date of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver, more patients are expressing their desire to participate in hospital-at-home programs. That’s according to a new survey from Vivalink, a digital healthcare solutions company that offers remote patient monitoring (RPM). “Hospital at […]