Healthcare Finance News October 28, 2021
Susan Morse

The benefits, both economically and for the patient, have worked so well that hospitals are pursuing the model beyond the pandemic.

Hospital at Home, a trademarked name of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been in practice in that health system’s hospitals since at least 2002. The concept is not new, but, like telehealth, at-home hospital-level services became a necessity for all health systems when acute-care beds filled during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“A lot of hospitals were at capacity,” said Mark Larson, principal of Sg2, a consulting and analytics firm and Vizient subsidiary.

Hospital at home became a concept that found itself in the right place at the right time, he said. Hospitals saw that hospital at home worked so well, both for the...

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