Jul 28, 2021
Hospital care at home will help with the current shortage of clinicians and improve patients' overall experience and meet the growing desire for patients to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic
TAMPA, Fla.-Edgility, Inc. will provide the technology platform to orchestrate University Hospitals (UH)’s Hospital-at-Home offering.
In April, UH created Hospital@Home (H@H), an at-home healthcare service that brings hospital services - social workers, physicians, nutritionists, nurses, and pharmacists - into the patient's home. Edgility, specializing in orchestrating complex healthcare workflows, will provide the technology to orchestrate UH's H@H operations.
"H@H is different from traditional home care," said Melissa Cole, Vice President of Integrated Delivery Operations." This program allows us to reimagine hospital-type care at home and innovate future care delivery models with technology."
"Edgility is proud of this collaboration with UH to be country's first Hospital-at-Home platform," according to Lisa Meyer, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Edgility's Chief Outcomes Officer. "Our collaboration with UH is built on our success in developing Smart Operation Centers that have allowed us to tackle complex discharge management, care transitions, tele-level of care management, heart failure, and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)."
Hospital care at home will help with the current shortage of clinicians and improve patients' overall experience and meet the growing desire for patients to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospital-at-Home programs have improved clinical outcomes, decreased length of stay, and increased patient and provider satisfaction. Hospitals can have more beds available without the prohibitive cost of expansion, plus patients experience fewer complications associated with hospital stays, such as delirium, infections, and restraints.
According to a case study from the American Hospital Association, patients who received home-based care also had fewer ED visits (5.8 percent versus 11.9 percent) and reported a better patient experience (67.8 percent versus 45.6 percent).
"Hospital-at-home is the future of health care. Edgility is excited to be a part of the program that has the potential to lower inpatient costs by 30 percent," says Meyer.
About Edgility Cognitive Healthcare Edgility Cognitive Healthcare provides health systems with a platform for operational intelligence to relieve care teams of administrative burden and improve patient experience while reducing operational costs. Edgility’s Cognitive Command Center seamlessly integrates with existing EMR systems and technology investments to orchestrate operational processes so providers can focus on patient care. Edgility has partnered with health systems across the country to help tackle their biggest operational challenges. For more, visit www.edgilityhealth.com.
About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 23 hospitals (including 5 joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and over 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship quaternary care, academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Oxford University and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. The main campus also includes the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, with a total research portfolio of $289 million and more than 3,000 active clinical trials and research studies underway. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to 19 Clinical Care Delivery and Research Institutes. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with more than 30,000 employees. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit UHhospitals.org.