Acute Hospital Care at Home – Hospital Partnership Opportunity Announced
We are excited to have an approved monitoring-at-home opportunity to make the Acute Hospital at Home program easier to manage and are currently seeking hospital partners to explore working together towards creating an effective Acute Hospital Care at Home program.
Our latest announcement comes as health care providers are looking for ways to formalize and systematize the breakthrough technologies and approaches to patient care that were triggered by the pandemic.
The Acute Hospital Care at Home program is an outgrowth of the CMS Hospital Without Walls initiative, which was launched in March 2020 as part of a larger effort to expand hospital capacity, optimize resources, and fight COVID-19. This program helps to add to certain healthcare services, allowing them to be delivered outside of the hospital environment and in the patient’s home. With correct monitoring and treatment methods, it is estimated that more than 60 distinct acute illnesses can be managed appropriately and securely at home.
The development of this program was informed by extensive consultation with both academic and private sector industry leaders to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect patients, and at no point will patient safety be compromised. CMS believes that treatment for more than 60 different acute conditions, such as asthma, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care, can be treated appropriately and safely in home settings with proper monitoring and treatment protocols.
The FDA has given us permission to broaden their use so that healthcare practitioners can monitor patients remotely. Accordingly, the ViSi Mobile can be deployed for home use.
The ViSi Mobile System allows for continuous monitoring from the ICU to the main clinic and beyond. The system is a wearable technology that continually monitors all vital signs of patients and wirelessly transmits data to doctors and healthcare staff. System alerts can be customized to advise doctors of changes that indicate a patient’s health is deteriorating.
We focus on recognizing early indicators of patient deterioration in any acute care situation, upholding the mission to assist hospitals in enhancing patient safety across the organization while minimizing alarm burden, clinical workflow, and support. Our team includes experts in patient monitoring technology as well as healthcare practitioners who are familiar with the hurdles of implementing technology and workflow changes into hospitals.
“The pandemic demonstrated that there are viable choices for those individuals who may be treated for acute diseases at home rather than in a regular hospital – where overnight treatment is costly. We intend to demonstrate how a solid partnership can benefit patient care and all parties involved,” said Sotera Wireless CEO, Devin McCombie, Ph.D.