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Exploring the Many Possibilities of Hospital Care at Home

We’ve learned a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve learned that our doctors and nurses really are heroes, putting their lives on the line to serve their communities. We’ve learned just how far apart six feet of social distance can make us feel. We’ve learned the power of science, with life-saving vaccines produced in record time. But perhaps what we’re most certain of is that we can’t be certain about anything. It’s impossible to know what’s around every corner. And while we can’t realistically be prepared for every scenario that may happen in healthcare, we can be adaptable and scalable,…

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The Evolving Role of Hospitalists

The idea of a hospitalist is still relatively new to the healthcare landscape, but providers in these roles have the capability to make a huge impact on patients and their families during an acute episode. That impact can now be felt more broadly through a virtual role – as a virtual hospitalist. Read more about how their role benefits both patients and physicians.

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Home is Where the Health Is: Four Reasons Patients Recover Faster in Their Own Space

There’s no place like home, but did you know a familiar environment can also help you heal faster? We explain.

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Leveraging Data to Understand and Improve Patients’ Perceived Wellness

Understanding the patients Contessa serves is absolutely critical to our work. Not only do we need to know the best ways to treat patients in the home, but also the perceptions they have of their physical and mental health. In this blog, we explain the the PROMIS tool, the patient-reported assessment data Contessa leverages to glean and understand patients’ perceptions of their own health. Learn how we measure this information before, during, and after a patients episodes of care with Contessa, and how the assessment’s findings impact the care we deliver.

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Home Hospital Care in 2021 and Beyond

Though it is challenging to predict what the next month, let alone year, may hold, we looked into our crystal ball and thought deeply about how hospital care at home could change in the future.

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Slowing Down to Speed Up: 5 Things We Learned in 2020

Let’s face it: 2020 was a challenging year. Here are five things we learned as an innovative healthcare business in the face of great difficulty and opportunity.

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Remote Patient Monitoring: Vital Tools for Providers

It might seem impossible for physicians to observe patients 24/7 outside of a clinical setting, but advancements in technology are enabling providers to be engaged and vigilant at any hour, day or night. It’s known as remote patient monitoring, and even though it’s existed for years, it has only recently become a vital component of the national healthcare landscape.

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Contessa Applauds CMS For Its Home Hospital Care Decision

We applaud CMS for its decision to help healthcare providers more easily expand the delivery of hospital-level care beyond its traditional setting. Given the tremendous strain COVID-19 is putting on our healthcare system, access to home hospital care has never been more important.

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Why Home Hospital Care is a Value Add in a Health System’s Clinical Toolbox

What’s the clinical value of home hospital care? Contessa Our CEO Travis Messina shares five reasons every health system should consider.

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Telehealth’s Evolution and Staying Power Among Virtual Hospitalists

Telehealth has come a long way in just six months, but what is its staying power? Contessa’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Montoney, explores in his latest blog post.

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