"Intermountain Homecare has an on-going commitment to utilize best practices throughout our care delivery system. We believe the VNA First clinical pathways in McKesson are the only evidence based tool that meets this agenda. They are simply the only true best practice tool for homecare on the market. By utilizing the Pathways with the assessment and reporting capabilities in McKesson, our goal is to continually improve our Home Health Compare scores. Our 1st office to roll out the pathways improved their HHQI Outcomes 12% overall."
Salt Lake City, UT
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McKesson partners with VNA First to offer their clients an outcome-based clinical pathway model of care within their Horizon Homecare and Horizon Hospice software suites. McKesson clients that have purchased a license for vna FIRST Home Care Steps® Protocols have access to a comprehensive Library of care planning components (Problems, Goals, Interventions, Outcomes, Variances). The Library includes a standardized care approach using these components as they are built within a robust set of clinical pathways and care plans that have been successfully used in the market for many years.
VNA First and McKesson are excited to offer you the 2008 version of vna FIRST Home Care Steps® Protocols in McKesson Horizon Homecare and Horizon Hospice v10x.
Implementing this evidence-based disease management program will provide your organization with the following benefits:
- Demonstrate compliance with best practices standards
- Provide consistent care and produce consistent outcomes
- Improve HHQI outcomes
- Provide proactive OBQI/OBQM processes at the patient level
- Prevent adverse events with the use of several new CoSteps*
- Improve continuity of care
- Reduce outside visit time
- Provide focused Telephone Visits
*These new adverse advent related CoSteps would be selected and used along with the primary pathway if the patient was found to be at HIGH risk. Otherwise, interventions and outcomes related to prevention of these events are already integrated into the pathways.
- Wound Risk Prevention
- Nutrition Risk
- Fall/Safety Risk
- Medication Management Issues
- UTI Risk Prevention
We look forward to your organization experiencing these many benefits. To ensure successful implementation, VNA First/Innovative Healthcare Solutions offers several options for education/training and support. If you would like more information about the pathways, Step by Step patient education tools that complement the pathways, or support options including access to other areas of this website, please call us at 630-236-4603 or email us at email@example.com.
You may also click here to view an instructional video about our pathways. (To view this, you must be a registered IHCS site user and have already requested access to McKesson-only materials by contacting our office at 630-236-4603 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to register.)