Rural Home Hospital Team Presents at World Hospital at Home Congress

In late April, the Ariadne Labs Rural Home Hospital team presented findings from its research on the perceptions and feasibility of providing hospital-level care to acutely ill patients in their homes in rural America at the World Hospital at Home Congress

The World Hospital at Home Congress brought together pioneers and experts from multidisciplinary fields, including health-care service providers, policymakers, researchers, and health-care practitioners who are working to advance the hospital-at-home model and ecosystem. Attendees joined virtually from around the world to exchange research and knowledge, and to evaluate the latest technology and homecare solutions.

David M. Levine, MD, MA, who leads the Rural Home Hospital project, presented the poster at the conference. He highlighted the success of the mock admissions conducted  in rural Utah with the support of the University of Utah Health. This mock admission program included a simulation with chronically ill patients, proving the feasibility of providing hospital-level care in a rural home setting. The program showed that despite perceived barriers to providing hospital-level care in the home, there is a significant amount of interest and optimism about  this model.

The full results of the study can be found in BMJ Innovations where it was published earlier this year.