Hospital-at-Home Model Yields Lower Costs, Fewer Hospitalizations for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients who receive hospital-at-home care are less likely to experience unplanned hospitalizations, new research suggests. Those individuals likewise account for lower health care costs. The new findings — focused on Huntsman at Home, a cancer hospital-at-home model operated by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah — were published earlier this month […]

Oncologists Advocate for Home-Based Cancer Care

To reduce costs to payers and improve outcomes for patients, more types of health care continue to move into the home. To further benefit patients, hospitals and payers, cancer treatment should be next, a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology argues. While not common in the United States, home-based cancer treatment programs have […]

Lifesprk Venture Reduces Health System Readmissions, Adds Innovator Bill Thomas

When Homespire launched in May, the goal of the new private-duty home care model was simple: Use an in-home approach to cut health care costs, reduce rehospitalization rates and prevent emergency room visits for Utah’s rapidly aging population. Six months later, the joint venture between Intermountain Healthcare and Lifesprk is already reaching key benchmarks, most […]