Saint Luke’s Health System Expands Hospital In Your Home to Serve Kansas Patients
This innovative hybrid care model provides state-of-the-art virtual technology and in-person, hospital-level care to patients in the comfort of their own homes. It originally launched in July 2022 and is now offered at Saint Luke’s four metro campuses. Saint Luke’s is the only health system in the region offering this care model.
Since its inception, the program has treated more than 500 patients and has earned high patient satisfaction scores. Patients, especially those with chronic conditions, have expressed gratitude for being able to avoid an inpatient hospital stay and still receive expert care.
“Hospital in Your Home’s rapid expansion to all of Saint Luke’s metro campuses is a testament to the excellent quality outcomes and patient satisfaction we have seen thus far,” says Dr. Michael Nassif, Cardiologist and Medical Director of Saint Luke’s Hospital In Your Home. “Now, patients in both Missouri and Kansas can benefit from this innovative model. These patients are less likely to acquire an infection, require skilled nursing or rehab after discharge, and be re-admitted to the hospital.”
Patients with conditions such as congestive heart failure, pneumonia, gastroenteritis, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are often candidates for the Hospital in Your Home program.
A 24/7 Medical Command Center—comprised of Saint Luke’s physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers (APPs), and technology support specialists—monitor patients in their homes, answer questions, provide virtual check-ups, and initiate any necessary emergency responses around the clock.
To bring this technology and care model to patients, Saint Luke’s partnered with Medically Home, one of the nation’s most experienced virtual healthcare companies. Medically Home has worked with Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente to bring a similar care option to their patients.
“Health care technology is advancing rapidly, bringing exciting new opportunities to improve care for our patients,” said Debe Gash, Saint Luke’s Health System Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. “Hospital In Your Home allows us to bring an innovative care option to patients that would have been impossible to imagine only a few years ago. By leveraging the latest and most advanced digital tools and technologies, we are able to provide patients with real-time monitoring and immediate access to their highly skilled care team while remaining where they feel the most comfortable, in their own home.”
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