• Big Data: Realizing its Potential in Healthcare

    The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) has generated a fair amount of anticipation that difficult problems in medical science will finally be solved. AI, which is developed by training computerized algorithms to learn by teaching themselves (machine learning) holds great promise for science in general, and for healthcare in particular.

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  • The Impact of Home Care on Emergency Room Visits

    In a large study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in April 2018, investigators found that patients receiving home care nursing visits were more likely to go to the emergency room after 5 pm on the day of a nursing visit than they would have been had there not been a home visit.

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  • In-Home Care Services to be Covered by Medicare Advantage Plans

    On April 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final Call Letter announcing expansion services covered by Medicare Advantage plans. Beginning in 2019, for the first time, Medicare Advantage benefits will include non-skilled home care services.

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  • The Hospital At Home

    Most Americans take it for granted that an acute-care hospital is available to them if they require surgery or become seriously ill. But this has been the case for only a relatively brief period of our history. Much routine medical care, and even some surgical care, was traditionally delivered in the patient’s home.

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  • Support for Patients to Heal at Home: Remote Monitoring

    The home should be viewed as the first stop on the road to recovery after an acute episode. It is an important milestone on the journey of improved health outcomes and healing. This is possible, now more than ever, thanks to the new tools that technology platforms have placed within reach for patients needing post-acute care and/or managing chronic conditions.

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