Hospital at Home Helps Incentivize Shorter Patient Stays

The longevity of the COVID-19 pandemic has opened the door to innovations in patient treatment across healthcare—particularly, the widespread adoption of home health and virtual care has allowed for shorter hospital stays and greater convenience for patients.

Payers like Medicare have even incentivized hospitals to discharge patients sooner contingent on home monitoring with the necessary equipment to ensure treatment progress. In return, hospitals are required to have home health nurses available or a contract with a home health agency to fulfill the terms of the Hospital at Home incentive.

Value-Based Care Meets Patient-Centered Care

According to The Cleveland Clinic, value-based care is a proactive concept to keep healthcare costs down, produce better healthcare outcomes and most importantly, improve a patient’s overall health and wellbeing. The Medicare incentive to reward hospitals for providing value-based care reduces the costly hospital readmission due to the patient-centered home health support and well-executed transitional care.

Transitional care encompasses a broad range of services and environments designed to promote the safe and timely passage of patients between levels of health care and across care settings, as well as across health states and between providers. Well-executed transition of care is essential to delivering the best patient-centered care. It should include a comprehensive care plan to ensure care coordination and continuity with the patient and their family at the critical turning points in care and settings.

Synzi Can Support Hospital Incentives

With hospitals needing to supply nurses and home health care for patients, they can enlist home health agencies for additional support, including the transitional care plan. As telehealth can and will play a significant role in the Hospital at Home Initiative, Synzi can offer the necessary technology to provide continued virtual care to patients at home and transitioning between care settings and providers.

If hospitals choose to work with home health agencies as a part of the Hospital at Home Initiative, Synzi offers their top-tier remote care service. Using Synzi, providers can offer patients direct access to improved quality of life and care satisfaction, while reducing the frequency and severity of hospital visits.

Synzi delivers a dynamic solution to the expansion of home health care, creating a smooth transition for patients from inpatient visits to the comfort of their homes. Through innovative technology, hospitals can ensure top quality care throughout the treatment process. With the security of a trusted virtual care platform, providers can truly reap the benefits of the Hospital at Home Initiative.

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