Newswise — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ― Mayo Clinic announced a new care model that will deliver innovative, comprehensive, and complex care to patients—all from the comfort of home via a new technology platform. Through advanced care at home, patients with conditions previously managed in a hospital will have the option to transition to a home setting and receive compassionate, high-quality virtual and in-person care and recovery services.
Under the direction of Mayo Clinic physicians, advanced care at home offers comprehensive and restorative health care services including infusions, skilled nursing, medications, laboratory and imaging services, behavioral health, and rehabilitation services from a network of paramedics, nurses and an ecosystem of support team members. This initiative, part of the Mayo Clinic Platform, brings these elements together for a seamless care experience at home, combining technology, innovation, and clinical expertise to ensure that the needs of the patient come first.
"As a physician, I have always believed that patients should receive the right care, at the right time, in the right setting to restore wellness rapidly. During COVID-19, we've learned that patients expect more virtual and remote care than ever. The Mayo Clinic Platform, in collaboration with Medically Home, has assembled the technology and expertise to deliver high quality, acute care in non-traditional settings like the home. Offering patients this new option is part of Mayo Clinic’s Cure. Connect. Transform strategy," says John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform.
The combination of patient demand for consumer-centered models, advanced care at home offerings, innovations in technology, regulatory flexibility and the need for flexible capacity within the health care system is the impetus for this new care offering.
"The medical practice of the future will infuse technology and innovation with a human touch that continually enhances patient care, convenience, affordability and provides better answers faster. Whether the patient is receiving care at one of our sites or in their home, Mayo Clinic will deliver a patient-centered care experience designed to meet each patient's unique needs. Advanced care at home offers the capability to leverage our integrated practice capabilities to meet patient needs in new ways," says Amy Williams, M.D., Executive Dean for Practice, Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic selected Medically Home, a Boston-based technology-enabled services company, as its implementation partner for this program. Medically Home enables medical providers to shift advanced medical care to patients' homes safely. It offers an integrated technology platform and network of in-home services that allow care directed by Mayo Clinic physicians and providers.
"We are proud of our collaboration with Mayo Clinic, and their absolute commitment to patients, care innovation and excellence in outcomes. The work we will be doing together in this model, will have a profound impact on how we all look at the future of medical care delivery," said Raphael Rakowski, executive chairman, Medically Home.
Patients who qualify and opt-in to this alternative care setting quickly transition from the hospital directly to the home. Having patients who can transition home more rapidly opens up resources to respond to other needs such as COVID-19 and other complex pressures on the health care system.
In July and August, Mayo Clinic will begin offering advanced care at home enrollment through initial implementations in Jacksonville, Fla. and Eau Claire, Wis. respectively.
Last year, Mayo Clinic launched the Mayo Clinic Platform, a coordinated portfolio approach to create new platform ventures and leverage emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, connected health care devices and natural language processing. The Mayo Clinic Platform design includes an ecosystem of partners that complement Mayo Clinic's clinical capabilities and provide access to scalable solutions. Mayo Clinic has invested in Medically Home as it is a strategic component of the Mayo Clinic Platform.
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About Medically Home
Medically Home is a technology-enabled services company that provides the clinical Intellectual Property, Technology Platform, Mission Control Telemedicine Command Center and acute rapid response clinical services that allow medical providers to safely shift advanced medical care from hospitals to patients' homes. Through the company's commitment to creating superior experiences and outcomes for patients, their families, and healthcare stakeholders, Medically Home is leading the charge in the innovation of healthcare delivery. For more information on Medically Home, please visit www.medicallyhome.com/.