Building the Hospital at Home Community
With sites around the country, the Hospital at Home Users Group conducts most of its work virtually. Following a kick-off meeting in Washington, DC in May 2019, the Group now convenes on regular phone calls to discuss new developments in Hospital at Home programming and to discuss developing operational challenges and opportunities, as well as policy and related issues.
Additional collaboration occurs on conference calls and in the User Group digital workspace. Much of the effort is organized into three working groups on program standards, quality indicators, and regulatory and reimbursement issues. Each of these is creating new frameworks to help guide the development of new Hospital at Home programs and to create a policy environment that is supportive of this model of home-based acute care.