Disrupt Podcast #32: Joe McDonough, Founder and CEO of Nizhoni Health

The 32nd episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! While the coronavirus brings a number of direct challenges for home-based care operators, it presents several secondary hurdles as well. Among them: an exacerbation of mental illness and behavioral health conditions, especially for isolated older adults. Nizhoni Health is a growing home health provider based […]

Disrupt Podcast #31: Brent Korte, Chief Home Care Officer at EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth Home Care has more experience dealing with the coronavirus than any other agency in the country. It’s been battling the COVID-19 virus since February, when the first positive case popped up in the Seattle area, where the home health provider is based. In this episode of Disrupt, you’ll hear from Brent Korte, chief home […]

Coronavirus Pouring Gasoline on Interoperability Fire for Home Health Providers

Historically, home health providers and their partners throughout the continuum of care have struggled with interoperability. But during the COVID-19 public health emergency, it’s more crucial than ever to have timely and accurate information, industry insiders say. Broadly, interoperability is the capability of different information systems to connect across organizations in order to exchange individual […]

Disrupt Podcast #30: Bill Dombi, President of NAHC

The 30th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! The United States — now with more confirmed cases than all but two countries — has hit a critical juncture in the uphill battle against the coronavirus. But home- and community-based health care providers are still left fighting for more support. Home Health Care News […]

Disrupt Podcast #29: Andrea Cohen, Founder and CEO of HouseWorks

The 29th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Headquartered in the Boston area, HouseWorks is growing — and fast. Private equity backing has helped. And so has the company’s unique business model, a blend of home care and home modification. For this episode of Disrupt, we caught up with the leader of HouseWorks […]

Staffing Challenges, PDGM Still Top of Mind for In-Home Care Providers in 2020

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) continues to dominate the conversation among in-home care providers, though some still see staffing as the industry’s top challenge. In terms of growth avenues, the majority of providers view private-duty home care as the best upcoming opportunity to scale their business in 2020. Even with PDGM, many remain bullish on […]

Disrupt Podcast #28: Dr. Robyn Stone, SVP of Research at LeadingAge

The 28th episode of our podcast, Disrupt, is now available! Home health and personal care aides are often referred to as “the eyes and ears” of the U.S. health care system, but they’re still infrequently used in care teams. Changing that is going to take some hard work and dedicated advocacy, according to Dr. Robyn […]

We Want Your Input — 2020 Outlook Survey

The HHCN team is looking ahead to 2020 and would like to get your input for the 2020 Outlook for Home Health Care Survey. We’ll be releasing the results of this survey to all readers in early January. All responses gathered will remain confidential, and your information will not be used in any identifiable manner. […]