Full Care Spectrum Will One Day Be Provided In People’s Homes

The full continuum of care will likely be provided in people’s homes in the not-so-distant future. That includes everything from informal and formal personal care services to skilled home health and home-based primary care, experts say. It even includes emerging hospital-at-home models, though the lack of an existing supply chain may present a serious hurdle. “Home-based […]

Visiting Nurse Service of NY Creates Market Niche with Transgender Care

As the home health industry has grown and become more competitive, it’s become increasingly important for providers to seek any means of differentiation. For the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), that’s meant spearheading a rapidly growing program specifically designed for gender affirmation surgery patients. Gender affirmation surgeries are procedures that transform individuals’ bodies […]

What Mount Sinai’s Hospital-At-Home Program Means for the Home Health Industry

Recent findings highlighting the success of hospital-at-home programs point to “tremendous opportunity” for in-home care providers, health care experts say. But that opportunity largely depends on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its continued development of innovative payment models, they argue. Broadly speaking, hospital-at-home programs try to identify acute patients with certain […]

$1 Million Pilot Brings Hospital Care to Canadians’ Homes

A pilot program in Canada is the latest demonstration of how hospital-level care can be successfully delivered in people’s homes. The Intensive Hospital to Home pilot is taking place just east of Detroit, in and around the city of Windsor, Ontario. It is being run through the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network and […]

In-Home Health Coaching Could Lower Readmission Rates

A new pilot program in New York City is examining whether in-home health coaching can reduce hospital readmissions for Medicaid patients with congestive heart failure (CHF)—and it’s showing some promising early results. The program launched in July as a collaboration between City Health Works, a Harlem-based non-profit organization that trains workers as health coaches, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s (MSSL), a hospital […]

How the ‘Re-Engineered Hospital’ Presents a Home Health Opportunity

Some big thinkers believe that the heart of the U.S. health care system is shifting away from hospitals and other institutional settings, into people’s homes. Those who need proof that this occurring may find some in New York City, where Mount Sinai Health Network is in the vanguard of providing hospital-level care for patients at […]

Popular Programs Blur the Line Between Home and Hospital

Experts have predicted that people’s homes will become the primary setting for health care in the United States within 10 years, and it appears hospitals themselves may help make this a reality by offering “hospital at home” options. Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, N.M., are among those […]

2014: The Year Apple Makes a Big Play in Health Care?

With the rumored September release of Apple’s “HealthKit” service, the tech giant may soon be tapping into the $9 billion-plus mobile health care market, becoming a mainstay for big-name health providers, Reuters reports.  The Cupertino-based firm unveiled the service in June, announcing that it could collect and store a user’s fitness and health information all […]