The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that the 2023 Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare has been awarded to the Hospital at Home as a value-based care initiative at CIUSSS Centre Ouest de l’Île de Montreal.
The H@H model started as a pilot during the 5th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. A lack of hospital capacity and a decrease in available staff to provide care risked sub-optimal care. In line with their CEOs vision to provide ‘Care Everywhere’, they initiated a H@H pilot to care for people with COVID. H@H is a range of services that allows hospitalized patients to continue their “hospitalization” in their home environment with their family.
Care is provided by an interdisciplinary team supporting the patient both virtually and as needed, by in-person home visits. Patients are monitored 24/7 remotely through a variety of monitoring devices that capture vital signs. Family and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the care. After a pilot of 12 COVID patients, results demonstrated improvements in clinical and patient-centered outcomes.
New care pathways were developed to promote continuity of care by integrating acute and chronic care across hospital and community settings. The program now has 15 care trajectories for specialized medical and surgical conditions, as well as a general medical track for people with multiple conditions. Patient outcomes have shown improved quality and access to care, greater operational efficiency, and lower overall cost compared to similar hospital care.
The College’s Recognition in Delivering Value-based Healthcare aims to increase the profile and understanding of value-based healthcare by honouring an organization, or team, that is deliberate in changing the way that care is delivered, resulting in improved patient outcomes. This means that patients are being optimally cared for at the right time, in the right setting and at the right cost.
This recognition is made possible by a grant from Medtronic Canada. Medtronic Canada, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, is a subsidiary of Medtronic plc, which is one of the world’s largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies — alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.
For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Vice-President, Marketing & Membership
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213