Improving Hospital In The Home
17-18 October 2018 - Sydney
Meeting Code HRT1814
Hospital in the Home services provide an alternative for delivering patient centred
care. Patients report high satisfaction, have superior clinical outcomes and less
complications of care.
Delivering acute care in the home also offers many advantages to the service by
increasing bed capacity and promoting patient flow through ED and wards. Direct costs
are also reduced. 80 members deliver these services however, there is considerable
variation in utilisation, service models and scope of conditions managed.
The Roundtable has developed benchmarking reports to assist services to review the
gap in their HITH referrals against similar services. Members share innovations to
improve and mature their services. There is an increasing confidence to care for highly
complex patients who have long stays as well as simple acute care.
Existing HITH Services
By comparing your service with the exemplars for each of the top 20 principle diagnosis associated with HITH admissions, it is possible to calculate the capacity to improve and set realistic goals for your service. The Health Roundtable will use the most recent data to:
- Quantify potential episodes suitable for HITH admissions
- Quantify bedday savings by improving HITH utilisation and set goals
- Benchmark Length of Stay of HITH episodes with non HITH Episodes
- Benchmark Length of Stay of HITH episodes (Hospital component and HITH component)
- Benchmark 28 day readmissions after an episode with HITH
For New HITH Services
Take this opportunity to learn from established services and set realistic goals. Share important innovations and develop peer networks that will help you implement HITH services in your facility.
Who should participate?
- This Roundtable is intended to share "good practice" ideas and innovations for HITH services.
- Ideally, a cross-disciplinary team of those who are interested in improving HITH.
- You may bring up to five people per health service.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
- Work with experts to identify key trends and innovations.
- Survey participating health services for innovative practices.
- Collate and analyse results.
- Summarise the meeting and circulate all presentations.