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Home Level Acute Services - The New Frontier

How are you going to deliver Acute level services in the home?

The advancements in devices, models and creative partnerships are leading the way. Two articles today.


AliveCor has updated the capabilities of its mobile ECG devices to identify three additional types of heart conditions, the company announced today.

Sinus rhythm with supraventricular ectopy (SVE), sinus rhythm with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and sinus rhythm with wide QRS are now all on the table of AliveCor's KardiaMobile line of ECG devices, which already detected atrial fibrillation, bradycardia (slow heart rate) and tachycardia (high heart rate).


"The agreement between Humana and Dispatch Health will provide members living with multiple chronic conditions – such as cellulitis, kidney and urinary tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure and many others – an opportunity to be treated safely at home and thereby avoid hospital visits. Last November, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a waiver program to allow qualified health care providers to offer acute, hospital-level care in the home. The Dispatch-Humana agreement is believed to be the country’s first program to provide hospital-level care involving a national payer.”


What is your strategy to deliver Acute level services in the home?

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