Home-based care models can be incredibly complex, but if organizations don’t move in that direction, “We’re missing where the industry is moving,” said Jeff Sturman, CDO, Memorial Healthcare System. And, more importantly, “where consumers want us to be.”
The potential offered by hospital-at-home models to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes while more effectively utilizing staff is sky-high, but for many organizations, obstacles like connectivity and lack of training continue to stand in the way, according to Jim Feen, Audrius Polikaitis, and Stephanie Lahr.
Although there are myriad challenges with incorporating tools like machine learning into care environment, the upside is simply too promising to pass up, said John Halamka, MD, during a healthcare IT policy discussion. “There’s a perfect storm happening.”
For Yale-New Haven Health, one of the key components in being able to successfully launch a hospital-at-home initiative was maintaining “the simple connectivity and continuity of the medical record,” said Lisa Stump, SVP and Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer, in a recent podcast interview.
Through its recently announced partnership, Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente aim to “expand access to care that combines the comforts of home with the expertise of hospitalists,” according to John Halamka and Paul Cerrato, who discuss its unique components in this blog.