Orlando Health to Launch Hospital at Home Program

Nov. 8, 2022
Orlando Health announced on Nov. 7 that it has received approval from the state Agency for Healthcare Administration to begin providing acute hospital-level care in adults’ homes beginning in February 2023

According to a Nov. 7 press release, Orlando Health has received approval from the state Agency for Health Care Administration to provide acute hospital-level care in adult patients’ homes.

The Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home program is set to launch in February 2023. The Orlando Health Hospital Care at Home launches in February 2023. The program will be available to patients who meet criteria that are determined by clinical staff. The conditions, according to the release, that can be treated in a home-based program include cellulitis, COPD, asthma, UTI, heart failure, COVID-19, pneumonia, and gastroenteritis.

“The Orlando Health program is the first in Central Florida to be approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” notes the release. “It is an expansion of a federal initiative created during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase hospital capacity and maximize resources.”

Further, “This enhanced care model uses portable technology that connects patients to the Orlando Health Patient Care Hub for 24/7 remote monitoring and virtual care by nurses and providers, in addition to in-person nursing check-ins daily.”

Jamal Hakim, MD, chief operating officer Orlando Health was quoted in the release saying that “Hospital Care at Home introduces another option for Orlando Health patients to receive high-quality care in an environment that best facilitates their recovery. Patients with certain acute conditions can be treated in the comfort of their home with the same level of care and monitoring they would receive within the walls of our hospitals.”

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