Serving patients across five counties, Roper St. Francis recently expanded their telehealth and remote patient monitoring program to include the Hospital at Home care model. Jason Little, Hospital at Home Program Director at Roper St. Francis will discuss the importance of a steering committee, setting and aligning appropriate program goals, and building an optimal telehealth team.
Across the country, health systems are incorporating HRS remote patient monitoring and telehealth into their Hospital at Home programs. Our HRS solutions enable real-time biometric monitoring and improved provider-patient communication through virtual visits, symptom surveys, medication reminders, and more.
Health Recovery Solutions interviewed two Hospital at Home program leaders at Michigan Medicine and Allina Health who provided helpful insights into their Hospital at Home programs and shared their lessons for success.
Decreased Length of Stay
Reduced Cost of Care
Satisfaction and Experience
Hospital at Home programs combine in-home and virtual visits with remote monitoring, offering patients timely, hospital-level care in their homes. In countries with single payer systems, this care model has long been considered effective at improving patient outcomes and reducing the total cost of care. Read our 5 Lessons Learned About Hospital at Home Programs white paper to learn more.
Conditions that may benefit from this care model include acute pneumonia, cellulitis, COVID-19, urinary tract infection, dehydration, or exacerbations of chronic conditions, like heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In short, this care model offers patients who typically require hospitalization the option to receive acute-level care in their home.
More than a decade ago, a pilot program launched at Johns Hopkins achieved savings of more than 30% per admission, while delivering equivalent outcomes and fewer complications than traditional hospital care. Since then, multiple studies have determined that, for some patients, the Hospital at Home model can be safer, cheaper, and more effective than care delivered in a hospital setting.
Across the country, health systems are incorporating HRS remote patient monitoring and telehealth into their Hospital at Home programs. For Hospital at Home programs, the HRS solution enables not only real-time biometric monitoring, but also provider-patient communication through virtual visits, symptom surveys, medication reminders, and more.