Recorded December 14, 2021
In recent months, at least six U.S. health systems and cancer centers have launched or formulated plans for Hospital at Home (HaH) programs focused on cancer patients. All are somewhat different, focusing on such activities as substituting HaH for inpatient care due to exacerbation of cancer-related symptoms, such as pain management; administration of treatment infusions such as Lupron or other drugs undergoing clinical trials; or palliative and supportive care.
In this webinar, representatives of five launched or planned programs discussed their programs and share both published and nonpublished results to date. Moderated by Susan Dentzer of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the discussion will identify:
- Elements in common with hospital at home programs that treat general medical conditions;
- Special features associated with cancer care;
- Distinct as well as common challenges faced by all cancer-focused hospital at home programs; and
- Opportunities for growth and expansion, such as into rural areas of the country.
- Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
- Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN, FAAN (Huntsman Cancer Institute at University of Utah)
- Ryan Nipp, MD, MPH (Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital)
- Lindsey Zinck, MSN, RN, OCN (Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania Health System)
- Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
- Kerin Adelson, MD (Smilow Cancer Hospital / Yale Cancer Center)