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The Future of Home Health Project: Institute of Medicine/National Research Council Public Workshop

On September 30 - October 1, 2014 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC)'s forum on Aging, Disability and Independence held 'The Future of Home Health Care: A Workshop' in Washington, DC. All the materials from the event, including videos and presentation slides, are available through the IOM here

Some of the topics covered in this workshop included:

  • The current state of home health care.
  • The evolving role of Medicare home health care, in particular.
  • The triple aim of improving quality of care, improving health, and reducing cost.
  • Innovative models of care.
  • Necessary investments in infrastructure, workforce, research, measurement, and technology.
  • Policy reforms and communications strategies needed to recognize the value of home health care.

A one-pager on the themes discussed at the workshop can be found here.

 

The Future of Home Health Care: Workshop Summary

The summary captures the key themes and points discussed during a fall 2014 workshop that was hosted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) forum on Aging, Disability and Independence and sponsored in part by the Alliance. Over the course of two days, the IOM-NRC workshop explored various aspects of home health care, including new models of care, payment approaches, the health care workforce, and innovations in technology. A broad spectrum of stakeholders from government, academia, industry, philanthropy, and consumer groups explored in-depth how home health care currently contributes to the health care system, and what challenges it will face as the Medicare population rapidly expands in the coming years. 

Note from the IOM: Workshop Summaries contain the opinion of the presenters, but do NOT reflect the conclusions of the IOM. 

Click here or the cover below for the final publication copy of the workshop summary.