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Innovation Case Studies and Profiles

The Alliance, as part of its mission to invest in research and education on home health's value, supports and fosters innovative approaches to home health care delivery. Fostering innovation means a dual commitment: we profile key projects from health care experts and share these projects with the community; and we provide research to lay a foundation for growth in the industry. The following resources provide insight into the future of home health care that may improve quality of care, lower health care costs and improve patient outcomes.

Innovations@Home: 
Home Health Initiatives reduce avoidable readmissions by leveraging innovation

The Alliance has compiled a series of case studies to illustrate how many home health care providers are decreasing avoidable hospital readmissions by using innovative programs and technology solutions to manage complex conditions such as heart failure. In each of the following profiles, a home health care provider reduced their acute care hospitalization rates through a strong care management program combined with the use of in-home technologies. Each profile seeks to identify key elements that led to their success. Read more.

INNOVATION PERSPECTIVES DELIVERING INDEPENDENCE AT HOME WITH HOME HEALTH: 
BETTER CARE FOR FRAIL ELDERLY AND HOMEBOUND PATIENTS

Stephanie Bruce, MD, a faculty geriatrician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and the Practice Director of the center’s
Medical House Call Program, offers insight into an innovative model of care that brings together physicians and skilled home health nurses, as well as specialists, therapists, family caregivers and others to provide quality, all-inclusive care to an aging population that prefers to remain in their homes as they age. Read more.

Innovation perspectives Accountable care for patients and population health: Home Health's role in integrated care delivery models 

Monique Reese, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, ACHPN, is looking for long-term solutions. As Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for UnityPoint at Home, Dr. Reese’s goal is to provide holistic patient care from birth to death, in authentic care settings that are the most comfortable and appropriate for the patient and their family. Read more.

CMMI Innovation Advisor Pamela Duncan, Wake Forest Baptist Med. Ctr.:
connecting home health care to the care continuum

Pamela Duncan, PhD, of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, joins the Alliance for a discussion of her work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Innovation Advisors Program. The goal of the Innovation Advisors Program is to improve healthcare delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Read more.

CMMI Innovation Advisor Erin Denholm, Centura Health at Home:
Challenging Chronic Disease Through Telehealth

Erin Denholm, of Centura Health at Home, joins the Alliance for a discussion of her work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Innovation Advisors Program. The goal of the Innovation Advisors Program is to improve healthcare delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Read more.

CMMI Innovation Advisor Paula Suter, Sutter Care at Home:
Putting the Patient at the Center of Care

Paula Suter, of Sutter Care at Home, joins the Alliance for a discussion of her work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Innovation Advisors Program. The goal of the Innovation Advisors Program is to improve health care delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Read more.

CMMI Innovation Advisor Julie Lewis, Amedisys:
Challenging Conventional Chronic Care Management

Julie Lewis, of Amedisys, joins the Alliance for a discussion of her work with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's Innovation Advisors Program. The goal of the Innovation Advisors Program is to improve healthcare delivery for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries. Read more.