The Top Trends in Home Care for 2019

In many ways, 2018 was a coming of age for the home care industry, as it steadily became recognized as a key part of the overall continuum of care due to its ability to keep older adults safely at home and out of the hospital. Among the biggest changes to home care in 2018: the […]

From Death Doulas to Minimum Wage Hikes: 10 Memorable Stories from 2018

Home Health Care News’ most-read stories of 2018 largely focused on Medicare Advantage changes, payment updates and regulatory initiatives. But every year there are also stories that don’t make our most-read list that we feel are deserving of another look. These stories highlight interesting trends, shed light on important topics and capture some of the […]

Amazon Reportedly Exploring At-Home Health Testing

Details are beginning to emerge about the latest rumored home health endeavor from Seattle-based technology giant and online retailer Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN). In line with its ongoing focus on the home setting, Amazon has reportedly considered entering the health diagnostics space by acquiring venture-backed startup Confer Health, which develops hardware for at-home medical testing. CNBC […]

Amazon’s $15 Minimum Wage Turns Up the Heat on Home Care Providers

Online retail giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has turned up the heat on U.S. home care agencies in the battle to attract and retain workers. Amazon has pledged to increase its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees, regardless of where they work or what their position is, starting next month. […]

Health Care Execs Pick Amazon as Most Likely Industry Disruptor

Health care executives anticipate that Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is much more likely to shake up the current status quo than other potential disruptors, such as Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Walmart (NYSE: WAL). Reaction Data, a full-service research platform for health care organizations, recently surveyed about 100 top executives with hospitals and other […]

Rumored Amazon Pilot Would Target Hospital-to-Home Transitions

Two health systems are reportedly working with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and a startup called Xealth, with plans to launch a pilot program that could ease patients’ transition between hospital and home. “The idea behind the pilot, which is still under review and is slated to start in a matter of months, is to provide patients […]

CEO of Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Venture Has Interest in End-of-Life Care

Dr. Atul Gawande spurred a national conversation about aging and end-of-life care when he published his 2014 bestseller “Being Mortal.” Now, he has been named CEO of a new health care venture launched by corporate giants Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM). The appointment of 52-year-old Gawande (pictured above) […]

Must-Read News: Financial Literacy Tied to Lower ER Rates

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News audience. Get a jump-start on your week with our must-read news. See what headlines caught our eye around the web and keep reading to see our top stories from last week. A new study found that older adults with higher financial literacy tend to have lower hospitalization rates. The […]

Amazon Business Streamlines Supply Chain for Home Health

E-commerce retail giant Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is making waves into the health care space, but the company has also been building a means to service providers in a more traditional way.  Amazon Business, the retailer’s B2B service line, is shaping the supply chain process for health care providers by enabling them to order in a familiar way online. After […]

Amazon Rumored To Be Developing In-Home Robot

Amazon’s voice-enabled Echo technology is already starting to transform home care. Now, it appears the company is trying to take the tech a step further by creating robots for the home. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has been pursuing an “ambitious, top-secret plan” to create the robot, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. […]