In recent years, health systems have increasingly pursued investments in hospital at home because of its ability to expand access, increase acute care capacity, reduce costs of care, and improve the patient experience and outcomes. But many programs struggle with growing to sufficient scale and ensuring long-term viability.
The most prevalent factor inhibiting growth is simply lacking resilient and seamless processes to identify and admit eligible patients—even though as many as 25% of acute care patients could be eligible, based on today’s defined clinical use cases.
In this issue brief, we discuss 4 considerations clinical and operational leaders must intentionally address to widen the funnel and increase patient capture.
“Hospital at home leadership should address issues with targeted, prioritized interventions and track their progress over time to accelerate growth and achieve scale. With this agile mindset and data-driven approach, leadership can well-position this care model to push past boundaries and rapidly improve performance.”