Prepare for when patients' homes become the largest "hospital" in their system!
Edgility, Inc. will provide the technology platform to orchestrate University Hospitals (UH), Cleveland Hospital-at-Home offering.
Recently, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an entirely new Acute Hospital Care at Home program where health systems, like UH, can provide acute care for patients in their homes. Edgility is partnering with University Hospitals to provide them with the country's first-ever technology for orchestrating Hospital-at-Home care. This partnership will allow UH and other health systems across the country to prepare for when patients' homes become the largest "hospital" in their system!
Edgility provides University Hospitals with the country's first-ever technology for orchestrating Hospital-at-Home. This partnership allows health systems to turn patients' homes into the largest hospital in their system. 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.
Edgility's collaboration with UH is built on the success in developing Smart Operation Centers 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 can lower inpatient costs by 30 percent.