Healthcare systems have introduced “hospital at home” programs in recent years to provide more convenience to patients and reduce readmissions. Here are five companies that have worked with health systems on hospital-at-home initiatives.
In December 2020, digital therapy and virtual care provider Biofourmis launched a virtual home hospital program for healthcare organizations across the United States. The company worked with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston to create the Biovitals [email protected] program.
On Feb. 2, UCI Health, based in Orange, Calif., signed a multi-year agreement with Biofourmis to use its artificial intelligence-powered remote monitoring tools to care for acute and post-acute patients in their homes.
BioIntellisense is a remote patient monitoring company that offers a body sensor that can continuously monitor patients’ vital signs from home and provide insights to clinicians. In January 2020, the company collaborated with Aurora, Colorado-based UCHealth and its Care Innovation Center to use the device on patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart failure and hypertension.
On Dec. 6, Renown Health, based in Reno, Nevada, partnered with BioIntellisense to improve hospital and home care through the use of the company’s body sensor.
Cadence is a remote care monitoring company that launched on August 5 with $41 million in funding. In August, Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health established a founding partnership with the company.
- Medically at home
On Jan. 10, in-home hospital company Medically Home received $110 million in a new round of funding, including investments from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanent, based in Oakland, CA.
On Jan. 24, Peoria, Illinois-based OSF Healthcare partnered with Medically Home Group to create an acute care inpatient home program.
In January 2021, home healthcare software company WellSky purchased CarePort Health, which provides post-acute outcome management software to hospitals and ACOs, from Allscripts for $1.35 billion.
On Jan. 27, Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center partnered with home health software provider WellSky to launch a home hospitalization program for heart failure patients.