Cardinal Health Sees Itself As ‘Major Player’ In Growing Home-Based Care Space

Recognizing the need for a streamlined hospital-at-home supply chain network, Cardinal Health Inc. (NYSE: CAH) launched Velocare in 2022. Since that initial pilot run, Velocare has experienced significant growth. At the same time, Cardinal Health is also making major strides in its overall mission to be a driver of at-home care. Broadly, Velocare technicians deliver […]

Lawmakers Rubio, Carper Introduce Bill To Expand Hospital-At-Home Care In US

Two senators introduced a bill Thursday that would create a pilot program aimed at expanding the scope of hospital-at-home care in the U.S. Dubbed the At Home Observation and Medical Evaluation (HOME) Services Act, the bill was introduced specifically by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.). Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) was an original […]

Hospital-At-Home Models Are Effectively Caring For Patients As Sick As Those In Traditional Facilities

The hospital-at-home model continues to show more signs of low rates of mortality, decreased usage of skilled nursing facilities and less need for escalation in patient care compared to traditional care settings. That’s according to a new study from Mass General Brigham, which shows the value and efficacy of hospital-level care in a home setting. […]

‘It’s The Right Thing To Do’: Humana, Lifespark Embracing Wellness As Part of Their Overall Strategies

Wellness isn’t just a health care buzzword. In fact, it’s what’s driving business strategies across the senior care continuum. Providers of all shapes and sizes are looking to achieve wellspan, and executives at organizations like Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Lifespark are doing so by leveraging data, care coordination and more. For Humana, a major […]

Family Caregivers Far Prefer Hospital At Home Over Brick-And-Mortar Alternative

The hospital-at-home model can help alleviate caregiver stress, and that could be one of the model’s main selling points moving forward. The evidence behind that is from a new DispatchHealth case study, which explored caregiver fatigue within the hospital-at-home model by asking, “Does this innovative care model alleviate or exacerbate caregiver stress?” The results were […]

Intermountain Health Setting The Stage For ‘Long-Term Growth’ Of Hospital-At-Home Program

Intermountain Health recently reached a major milestone with its hospital-at-home program. The health system has officially treated 1,000 patients at home since the launch of the program in 2020. Dr. Nathan Starr — the medical director of home services for Intermountain — considers the milestone especially significant with the context of the pandemic. “We have […]

‘Grow, Scale, Execute’: How Mass General Brigham Is Accelerating Its Care-At-Home Arm

Hospital at home’s presence in the U.S. continues to grow. But even before the care delivery model became more visible, Mass General Brigham was a major player in the space. The health system first launched its hospital-at-home program way back in 2016, predating the hospital-at-home boom that followed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ […]

Why Medicaid Could Be The Answer To Scaling Hospital At Home

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver was a major boost for organizations hoping to implement or expand hospital-at-home programs. As of Nov. 21 2023, 305 hospitals and 129 health systems in 37 states have been approved to provide hospital-at-home care under the CMS waiver program.   Still, […]

How Nascentia Health Used Its Home-Based Care Experience To Launch A Hospital-At-Home Program

As a home-based care provider, Nascentia Health was already well-versed in delivering care outside of brick-and-mortar settings. Armed with this experience, the company teamed up with a partner to offer hospital-level care in the home. In 2022, Nascentia Health partnered with its local state hospital and formed a hospital-at-home program made possible by the Centers […]