Table of Contents
- How Virtual Hospitals at Home are Changing Healthcare Delivery
- What is a Virtual Hospital and how does it work?
- Hospitals need new “use case”
- The progress of hybrid trials amid post-pandemic
- The Clinical outcomes and Patients' experiences of Hospital-at-Home and 30-day post-acute transitional care program
- Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Adults
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How Virtual Hospitals at Home are Changing Healthcare Delivery
What is a Virtual Hospital and how does it work?
A virtual hospital is a hospital that is not based in one location. Instead, it provides medical care to patients remotely. This type of healthcare delivery model has become increasingly popular as of late, and many different types of virtual hospitals are available. It is a system that allows patients to connect with physicians and nurses from the comfort of their own homes. The virtual hospital is a secure, interactive, and cost-effective way to receive quality care.
Virtual hospital technology offers many benefits for the patient and the healthcare provider. For example, patients are able to speak with doctors about their symptoms without having to leave their homes. It also saves patients time in waiting rooms and makes it more likely that they will follow through on treatment plans since they don’t have to take time off work or travel long distances for appointments.
Hospitals need new “use case”
Hospitals are struggling with a shift in the healthcare setting. With more and more people going to clinics and other healthcare settings, hospitals are left with many empty beds.
They need to find new ways to use their empty beds and facilities or they will be forced to close down. One way is by using them as an emergency shelter for people during natural disasters or other emergencies. The internet has made it easier for people to search for medical information on their own. So, hospitals have shifted their focus from providing healthcare services to patients in person to providing information through websites and apps.
Hospital revenue trends
Driven by consumer demands, a shift to value-based care, regulations, and advances in technology, the increased utilization of alternative care settings is contributing to the inpatient business model losing its sheen. Inpatient hospital services are making up less and less of health system revenue and could soon become liabilities to a health system.
The progress of hybrid trials amid post-pandemic
The current pandemic situation is not something that has happened before and therefore there are no previous data sets to compare it to. This makes it difficult to predict how the pandemic will evolve, but scientists are using what they know about past pandemics to try and predict how this one will progress.
A hybrid trial is a type of clinical trial which is done in two or more phases, with different treatments being tested at different points during the trial. One reason for doing this might be that there are too many differences between groups of patients to make a single treatment effective for all of them, or that we want to see if a new treatment works better than an older one.
In order for such a trial design to work, there needs to be a way of randomly assigning people into each group so that they have an equal chance of getting any particular treatment. If this can be done
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The Clinical outcomes and Patients' experiences of Hospital-at-Home and 30-day post-acute transitional care program
The Hospital-at-Home and 30-day post-acute transitional care program is a new model of care that is being implemented in the United States. It is designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective care for patients who are recovering from a hospital stay. Mount Sinai tested the model from 2014 to 2017.
This model of care has been shown to have many benefits for patients. They include:
Improved clinical outcomes - Patients are more likely to be discharged home with no need for post-acute transitional care services and less likely to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge.
Improved patient experience - Patients report higher satisfaction with their care and improved quality of life following discharge from the Hospital-at-Home program.
The study also included 295 hospital-at-home care patients and 212 control patients.
The study included 295 HaH care patients and 212 control patients. HaH had a 30-day readmission rate of 8.6% while an 11.7% Emergency Department revisit rate among the control group.
HaH care bundled with a 30-day post-acute transitional care episode was associated with better patient outcomes ratings of care compared with inpatient hospitalization. This model warrants consideration for addition to Medicare's current portfolio of shared savings programs.
Association of a Bundled Hospital-at-Home and 30-Day Postacute Transitional Care Program With Clinical Outcomes and Patient Experiences - PubMed
2018 Aug 1;178(8):1033-1040. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2562. 1 Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. 2 Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. 3 Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.
Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Adults
The idea of hospital-level care at home for acutely ill adults is not new. It has been around for a while now, but it has not been widely adopted. This is because of the lack of awareness about the benefits and the high cost of this type of care.
This type of care can be provided by a nurse who visits the patient's home to provide treatment and support to them. The nurse will also help with their daily activities and provide emotional support to them as well.
There are many benefits to this type of care, such as lower costs, shorter wait times, and better quality of life. The only downside is that it can be difficult to find a provider who can provide this type of care.
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