Unnecessary ED visits from chronically ill patients cost $8.3 billion
Unnecessary ED visits from chronically ill patients cost $8.3 billion By Maria Castellucci  | Modern Healthcare  |  February 7, 2019 About 30% of emergency department visits among patients with common chronic conditions are potentially unnecessary, leading to $8.3 billion in additional costs for the industry, according...
VNA Health Group Pushing Home-Based Primary, Palliative Care with $2.5M Grant
By Robert Holly | Home Health Care News | February 6, 2019 One of the largest home care and community health organizations in the country has landed additional financial support to continue building out its home-based primary care and palliative medicine offerings. Holmdel, New...
Why in-home healthcare is good news for plastics
Tim Jennings, President of Custom Case Group, a manufacturer of casings for the biotech industry among others, explains why the trend towards in-home healthcare is set to benefit the plastics industry. A hundred years ago, most doctor visits took place in the patient’s home. But by the 1940s,...
Knock-knock, It’s The Doctor
By: Sabrina Cupit January 27, 2019 There is a growing trend in health care that’s kind of a “throw back”, doctors making house calls. Insurance company Aetna announced it is teaming up with the Los Angeles-based startup Heal to offer doctor house calls to...
Value-based Care and Financing in Health Care
Value-based health care is a health care delivery model in which providers, including hospitals and physicians, are paid based on patient outcomes. Under value-based care agreements, providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence of chronic disease and live healthier lives in...
Denver-based DispatchHealth Expands High-Acuity Home Care Service
The startup is focused on providing in-home care for mainly senior patients with high-acuity medical issues as a way to divert from costly emergency room visits and unnecessary hospitalizations. By Kevin Truong: Denver, Colorado-based DispatchHealth has launched its “ER-at-home” model into three new markets...
Heal CEO Sees Doctor House Calls as the Future of Medicine
Heal Chief Executive Officer Nick Desai and Chairman Paul Jacobs discuss the startup’s mission to enable doctors in making house calls. They speak with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.” (Source: Bloomberg)...
Aetna, Heal Bring Doctor House Calls to Atlanta Market
Technology startup Heal is teaming up with insurance giant Aetna — now a CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) company — to bring doctor house calls to one of the United States’ largest markets. Already available throughout California, parts of Virginia and Washington, D.C., Los Angeles-based Heal announced Tuesday...
Why the Department of Veterans Affairs is the Tesla of At-Home Care
By Bailey Bryant | Health Care News | Jan 2, 2019 As the senior population booms, agencies and health care systems continue to look for cost effective ways to provide quality in-home care. But even before industry giants were targeting innovation, an unlikely pioneer — the Department of...
HCCI Brings Home-Based Primary Care Training To China
  After a successful and well-received trip to Jinan, China in August, HCCI CEO Tom Cornwell, MD was invited back in November by China’s largest medical training center in Shanghai, Tongji Medical College, to provide training on home-based care. Eight modules were presented over two days, including HCCI Essential...