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Hospital at Home

Hospital at Home

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Solution overview:

Hospital at Home (H@H) is a high-quality patient care model, which allows medical-level care in a patient's home. Especially in times of global pandemics, the world is required to adjust and implement home monitoring solutions. Biobeat tailors to a variety of use-cases, from post-discharge home monitoring, home-hospitalizations and remote patient monitoring.

Our platform enables medical-grade monitoring of an unlimited number of patients. Patients receive either the wrist-monitor or the chest-monitor paired with a mobile application that is IOS and Android compatible for use at home. The patient is admitted to the web platform by their health care provider. In this way, their vitals can be tracked and monitored, triggering alerts according to customisable thresholds in order to provide timely intervention before clinical deterioration occurs.

Our advantages:

Our system can help reduce hospital re-admissions in addition to providing a preventative care plan which reduces patient recovery time.

The system provides the supporting data required for comprehensive decision making and medical intervention and allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance.

Biobeat’s solutions comply with and are eligible for CPT codes.

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Hospital at Home - from A to Z

Hospital at Home - History

In 1995, Dr. John Burton of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Donna Regenstreif of The John A Hartford Foundation developed a new method to provide safe and effective hospital-level care in the home. From 1996-1998, feasibility, cost-effectiveness and safety of a Hospital at Home method was proven with a pilot study comprised of 17 patients. Throughout the 2000’s several clinical studies were conducted to further assess the feasibility of such a concept, as well as its level of safety and the efficacy of treatment within this setting. In 2015, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York won a grant for testing H@H to inform a possible 30-day bundle payment model for fee-for-service Medicare, funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

COVID -19 Effect

The COVID-19 pandemic stressed the necessity for such programs, delivering a high-level care from a safe distance. With the enduring shortage of manpower and overflow of patients rushing in to the hospitals and clinics, the medical staff are overwhelmed by the number of cases, underscoring the excess time invested in manually collection of the patients' vital signs.

 

Hospital at Home programs conducted from the comfort of the patient’s already show that treatment delivered at home while the patients are properly monitored is safer, cheaper, and more effective than traditional hospital care, especially for patients who are vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections and other complications of inpatient care: (1)

  • Effectively reducing complications associated with longer LOS and readmissions

  • Reducing more than 30% of costs

  • Decrease average hospitalizations (LOS of 3.2 vs 4.9 /days).

  • Fewer laboratory and diagnostic tests compared to similar patients in-hospital

To allow proper hospitalization of patients at home, there is a need for accurate and efficient medical-grade monitoring devices. While there are many devices out there that provide only some of the basic parameters, other non-medical grade/wellness devices are on the rise as they are more cost accessible to the end consumer and payers when looking at current reimbursement models. However, none fully covers the needed set of physiological parameters to allow proper H@H monitoring. Healthcare providers are still in constant search of medical-grade, regulatory-cleared devices to issue Hospital at Home programs with hospital-level care.

 

As a result of this need, the digital health industry has developed partial solutions to address the gaps, and deliver a more personalized care at the point-of-care, such as:

  • point-of-care diagnosis

  • mobile healthcare

  • telemedicine solutions

  • tele- consultation

  • remote monitoring,

  • wearables & IOT and more.

References:

1. B. Leff, L. Burton, S. L. Mader et al., "Hospital at Home: Feasibility and Outcomes of a Program to Provide Hospital-Level Care at Home for Acutely Ill Older Patients," Annals of Internal Medicine”, Dec. 2005 143(11):798–808.

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