Home Health Care
Home health care improves healing, serves as a critical link between patient and physician, can better identify when a patient shows signs of deterioration, and often intervenes before a patient needs hospitalization.
In recent years, home health care providers have developed cutting-edge models in care coordination, prescription management, disease management, and behavioral education for patients. Providers have pioneered innovative and cost-effective uses of technology and therapeutics to deliver high quality, patient-centered, well-coordinated care across the health care delivery system. Building on these successes, the Alliance is focused on developing research and educational materials to communicate what works best for patients across the U.S. health care system.
One key issue facing health care reform is the need to prevent patients from experiencing unnecessary and avoidable hospital readmissions. A growing body of research demonstrates the value that home health care offers in avoiding hospital readmissions, especially among chronic disease populations.