5 hospital-at-home initiatives from Adventist Health, Mayo Clinic & more

Here are 5 health systems that just recently launched virtual hospital programs:.

From increasing convenience levels to limiting spread of COVID-19 infections, medical facilities and health systems are checking out methods to bring hospital-level care to patients straight from their houses.

Jackie Drees –
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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1. Atrium Health introduced its virtual medical facility program March 23 to treat patients who evaluate favorable for COVID-19 in their houses. The Charlotte, N.C.-based health system sends by mail a digital set to the clients homes, that includes a high blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter and thermometer.

2. Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health on April 29 expanded its Health in the house telehealth program by including remote monitoring and medication management capabilities for COVID-19 and high-risk clients. Patients take part in the biometric tracking program via mobile app, voice platform or tablet, and the tech tracks their vitals and symptoms to trigger quick scientific intervention, if required.

3. Adventist Health started confessing up to 150 clients to its first virtual medical facility on May 11. Through the program, the Roseville, Calif.-based health system uses virtual tech to treat clients in their homes. Clinicians supply care by means of video visits and remote tracking, and other healthcare professionals complete at home sees to perform laboratory tests, mobile imaging and IV therapies.

4. In June, Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare began offering hospital-level care to patients at home with conditions such as congestive heart failure and certain cancer diagnoses. Patients receive a digital set with devices consisting of a blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter, and all devices connect to a tablet through Bluetooth and transfer essential signs to Intermountains remote monitoring.

5. Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic will roll out its brand-new at-home care model in July and August for patients in Jacksonville, Fla., and Eau Claire, Wis. The health system tapped tech services company Medically Home to assist power the program, which enables suppliers to shift medical facility care to patients homes through its telemedicine command.

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Atrium Health released its virtual healthcare facility program March 23 to treat patients who test positive for COVID-19 in their homes. Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health on April 29 broadened its Health at Home telehealth program by including remote monitoring and medication management abilities for COVID-19 and high-risk clients. Through the program, the Roseville, Calif.-based health system uses virtual tech to deal with patients in their homes. The health system tapped tech services business Medically Home to help power the program, which allows suppliers to transition health center care to clients houses through its telemedicine command.