Remote care management platform will optimize hospital resources while supporting hospital-grade care at home
UMass Memorial Health – the largest not-for-profit health system in Central Massachusetts – has selected Current Health’s remote care management platform to power its new Hospital at Home program. By offering patients more opportunities to receive care outside of the hospital, UMass Memorial aims to streamline operations, increase hospital capacity for those requiring physical intervention, and provide better experiences and outcomes for all patients.
“COVID-19 illuminated capacity issues at hospitals worldwide – ours included,” said Eric Dickson, MD, President and CEO of UMass Memorial Health. “Our team’s ability to quickly build out a field hospital to care for patients during the height of the pandemic has inspired us to think differently about how we can deliver care outside our hospital walls. We see an opportunity to pioneer a new care delivery model that not only addresses hospital resource constraints, but also enables more preventive care and improved patient experiences and outcomes at scale. This is why we’re so excited to launch our Hospital at Home program with Current Health.”
Current Health will serve as the technology backbone of UMass Memorial’s Hospital at Home program, providing real-time insight into patient health and coordinating in-home clinical care and services. UMass Memorial patients eligible for the program will be enrolled through Current Health’s platform and set up with everything they need to remotely engage with their care teams, including monitoring equipment, in-home connectivity, and a tablet for chat and video communication.
Through the implementation of Current Health’s remote care management platform, UMass Memorial aims to:
- Quickly detect signs of patient deterioration to foster early, preventive, and life-saving intervention and treatment
- Identify patients needing immediate or in-person care to optimize limited hospital resources
- Centrally coordinate in-home visits from UMass Memorial clinicians or in-home services
Current Health will also integrate with Epic to ensure a seamless experience for patients and providers alike.
“UMass Memorial is widely regarded as one of the best, most forward-thinking health systems in the country,” said Dr. Adam Wolfberg, Chief Medical Officer, Current Health. “Dr. Dickson and his team share our vision for improving system operations and patient outcomes through home-based care, and we’re eager to partner on the launch of their new Hospital at Home program.”