Movers & Shakers: Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health System

Kaiser Permanente Hire First Chief Community Health Officer  Kaiser Permanente, a major health care system and non-profit health care plan, has named Bechara Choucair, MD, as chief community health officer and senior vice president of Community Health and Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. In this new role, Dr. Choucair […]

Editor’s Picks: Robots, Drones and ACOs

Happy Friday, Home Health Care News readers! This week, our most-read stories included an entrepreneur’s plan to introduce “robots-as-a-service” in home care, as well as tips for how home health agencies can avoid being on the Feds’ fraud radar. We also gave some suggestions regarding how home care agencies can win roles with accountable care […]

Can the Uber-ization of Home Health Survive?

With the role of technology in health care ever expanding, new direct-to-consumer models that bring services to patients at home are piquing the interest of corporate venture capital (CVC) partners and other investors. But the question remains as to whether the influence of technology in care models and what some are calling the sudden “Uber-ization” of home […]

Editor’s Picks: CMS Prior Authorization Proposal

This week, Home Health Care News readers wanted to know about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new proposal that would require preauthorization before seeing patients. Readers were also into a new $5 million investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures to in-home care startup Hometeam. We also shared with our dear readers how one […]

Kaiser Permanente Ventures Backs Hometeam with $5 Million

An innovative home care startup that has captured headlines with its successful funding rounds has snagged another big investment. In-home care provider Hometeam has secured a $5 million investment from Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the venture capital arm of California-based health care giant Kaiser Permanente. Hometeam raised $38.5 million prior to Kaiser Venture’s latest stake, with […]

Population Health: A Home Care ‘Unicorn’

Home health care providers may be feeling pressure to improve “population health,” but they might not know what that phrase means. And they’re not to blame: While better population health is a stated goal of many new policies and models under the Affordable Care Act, there is no clear, widely accepted definition of the term, […]