Home & Community-Based Acute Care

Emergency Departments are the source of almost half of all hospital admissions. We need more senior-centered, home-based alternatives that can better address the unique needs of seniors.

The Opportunity

Hospital-based care may not always be best matched to the unique needs of senior patients. We’re researching how new, more effective ways of delivering care could safely replace, when appropriate, hospital-based care with home-based alternatives that are more patient-centered, and lower in cost.

Our Goals

We’re working with a diverse group of healthcare leaders on ways to improve care delivery for seniors, enabling them to safely be cared for at home, rather than be admitted to the hospital. We are expanding efforts to advance home and community-based acute care alternatives, especially within the context of risk-bearing provider and delivery systems, all of whom have embraced the imperative of shifting from a volume to value-based payment model. Taken together, we are committed to continue advancing innovative, person-centered, scalable and sustainable models to address the acute care needs for seniors in the ED, home, and community, ultimately tackling the pressing need to directly address the cost of healthcare.

Geisinger Health System

The institute is collaborating with Geisinger Health System to study treatment at home options that would provide healthcare in a patient’s home as an alternative to hospitalization.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement

We’re collaborating with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and leveraging successful care models in the home and community to meet the unplanned acute care needs of seniors.

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Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities.

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UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is committed to creating a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.

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