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Alex Hoopes

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Hospital-at-home: Start thinking ahead

July 10, 2024Alex Hoopes

Q. What is the future of hospital-at-home, beyond serving patients with acute illness, and how might that impact HME?  A. The data is clear – we know hospital-at-home can improve patient outcomes, reduce unnecessary health care spending and lead to fewer readmissions. These successes will undoubtedly drive the demand to offer hospital-at-home services to patients in rural and underserved areas who may be far from a physical hospital facility. Telehealth, AI and remote monitoring technology...

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Hospital-at-home: Ensure integrity of supplies

June 12, 2024Alex Hoopes

Q. How are hospital-at-home supply chain logistics different than in brick-and-mortar health care?    A. In a traditional hospital setting, large trucks make deliveries to facility loading docks on routine schedules. These products are then stored all over the hospital in patient rooms and storage closets. If a patient needs a product and it is not already in the hospital room, a nurse can easily walk down the hall to a supply closet to get what they need.   With hospital-at-home...

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Hospital-at-home: Ensure supplies fulfillment

May 8, 2024Alex Hoopes

Q. What does a hospital-at-home program need to succeed?    A. Hospital-at-home is one of the most effective care models I’ve seen to achieve the triple-aim of helping improve patient outcomes and patient experience while decreasing costs. At least one study in 2020 has shown that hospital-at-home costs are less than costs accumulated for patients in a traditional setting.   While we’re on an exciting horizon for home-based health care, for hospital-at-home to succeed...

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