Payer, Health System Interest in Hospital-at-Home Models ‘Has Been Exploding’

Despite the hospital-at-home model existing for over 20 years, its popularity in the U.S. has been slow to gain significant traction. But the model made huge strides in 2019, with the implementation of a number of programs across the country. Generally, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, hospital-level care in the home as an alternative […]

Hospitals, Physicians Aren’t Screening for Social Determinants of Health

Addressing social determinants of health has become the topic of the moment in health care. Despite being a popular talking point and area of focus for home care agencies, many hospitals and physician practices aren’t screening for SDoH barriers. In fact, only 24% of hospitals and 16% of physician practices screen for recommended social determinants […]

DispatchHealth, At-Home Medical Test Startups Raise Over $113M Combined

Denver-based startup DispatchHealth — which delivers on-demand health care to patients in the home setting — has secured $33 million in growth capital financing, led by private equity firm Echo Health Ventures. The news is the latest in a series of in-home health care funding announcements. Founded in 2013, DispatchHealth works alongside in-home nursing care […]

How New Payment Models, Big Data Are Disrupting Home Health Care

While technology behemoths and up-and-coming startups are often cited as the industry’s top disruptors, it’s innovative payment models and big data that will likely have the greatest impact on home health care delivery over the next several years, experts predict. Additionally, as long as gaps exist throughout the hospital-to-home transition process, further disruption is sure […]

On-Demand Health Care Provider Raises $30.8 Million

DispatchHealth, a health care company that offers on-demand, on-site services delivered at home, has raised $30.8 million in growth financing, the company announced. Founded in 2013, Denver-based DispatchHealth has a team of caregivers that brings treatment to patients’ homes, senior communities or office settings. Patients can explain their symptoms and request care through the company’s mobile […]