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CMS Offers ‘Unprecedented’ Regulatory Flexibilities for Hospital-at-Home

The article below discusses how CMS continues to increase its flexibilities as hospital-at-home models prove their success.  Many throughout the Delaware Valley are turning toward at-home care, especially as COVID-19 cases are rapidly increasing.  Contact Sena Health today to find out more about receiving patient-centric, hospital-level care in the comfort of your home!

By Joyce Famakinwa

In an effort to increase hospital capacity amid the current COVID-19 surge, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Wednesday announced (continue reading)

Where Telehealth Is Headed In 2021

The future of telehealth will consist of an expansion of services to include more chronic care management as well as a focus on mental health and psychiatry.  Telehealth is a major component of at-home health care services.  Contact Sena Health today to find out more about receiving patient-centric, hospital-level care in the comfort of your home!

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By Shama Hyder

The telehealth industry saw demand rise incredibly quickly this spring as Covid-19 started sweeping through the Northeast.  (continue reading)

Hospital at Home is Revolutionizing Health Care Delivery

Technological innovation has enabled the delivery of care to be taken to a new level.  The following article outlines how Hospital at Home is associated with lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, and often better clinical outcomes than traditional inpatient care.  Contact Sena Health today to find out more about receiving patient-centric, hospital-level care in the comfort of your home!

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By Ken Terry

Herbert Prahl, a 73-year-old retired Lutheran pastor, was recently admitted to the Mayo Clinic hospital in Eau Claire, Wis., for an infection of his vertebral spine. He (continue reading)

‘Virtual Hospital’ Model Passes Test in COVID-19 Patients

— Helped many stay out of the real thing, researchers found

This article provides compelling evidence supporting the efficacy of the Hospital at Home model of care in a study of patients treated for COVID-19 pneumonia by Atrium Health.  In addition to increasing Atrium’s ability to care for COVID-19 patients, the program resulted in more available hospital beds for less acute patients and reduced exposure of health care workers.  Researchers further concluded that virtual hospitals result in reduced readmissions and improved clinical outcomes for non-COVID-19 patients as well.  Contact Sena Health today to find out more about receiving patient-centric, hospital-level care in the comfort of your home!

By Michele Sullivan

Only a few patients with COVID-19 pneumonia required hospitalization when they received care in a “hospital at home” (HaH) telemedicine program, researchers (continue reading)

Report Finds Most Consumers and Nearly All Payors Want More Healthcare to Move to the Home

First annual Health-at-Home report, conducted during COVID-19 pandemic, finds convenience, safety, and accessibility driving increased demand for at-home care

The demand for healthcare at home is rising as consumers and payors are realizing its many advantages.  This trend is likely to persist as technology increasingly supports the shift of healthcare delivery toward the home. (continue reading)

DispatchHealth adds to evidence backing safety, efficacy of hospital-at-home programs

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a growing interest in at-home care, DispatchHealth has published new data showing that its hospital-at-home program did not result in unexpected deaths, serious adverse events or patients being subsequently admitted to a skilled nursing facility.

Evidence of the safety and efficacy of hospital-at-home programs continues to mount as such programs are becoming more prevalent throughout the United States.  With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, many are turning toward home (continue reading)

Finding Untapped Potential in the Home-Based Medical Care Market

Particularly for patients who are older and frail, home-based medical care is often a viable alternative to urgent care centers, emergency rooms, and hospitalization.

Indicators in the home-based medical care market suggest the industry is ripened for future growth.  Advancements in efficiency-enhancing technologies, increasing demand as the population ages, and the expansion of medical care services offered in the home are among several (continue reading)

UnitedHealthcare Advances Home Strategy, Expects to Make 1.7M House Calls in 2020

The nation’s largest health insurers are increasingly modifying their supplemental benefit offerings in response to CMS expanding its coverage of in-home health care. The fact that Medicare Advantage carriers are offering more plans covering home health services reflects the growing realization of the value of such models of care.  Contact Sena Health today to find out more about receiving patient-centric, hospital-level care in the comfort of your home.

By Robert Holly

A number of major Medicare Advantage (MA) carriers are expanding their supplemental benefit offerings shaped around in-home care next year. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is among them. (continue reading)

How telemedicine is transforming the health care industry in New Jersey

Telemedicine is transforming health care and is rapidly becoming a widely used tool within the industry.  Many individuals throughout New Jersey are opting to receive their health care in the comfort of their home, which is facilitated by telemedicine.  Contact Sena Health today to find out more about receiving patient-centric, hospital-level care in the comfort of your home.

By Susan Bloom

Among the many “new normal” practices that have evolved out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the health care industry’s growing use of telemedicine — the delivery of health-related services and information via electronic and telecommunication technologies. (continue reading)

Technology and its Vital Role in Home Healthcare Success

An expansion of intuitive tools and internet connectivity are among key efforts to sustain remote care during the pandemic — and beyond.

As indicated in the article below, the level of success of home healthcare programs today hinges on the technology it relies upon.  Leading models of at-home care utilize Wi-Fi-connected remote patient monitoring and telehealth services.  In addition to the added benefit (continue reading)