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Weekend edition September 23, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Covenant Health announces new Advanced Care at Home program

Covenant Health has announced a new collaboration with Medically Home Group Inc. to provide hospital-level care to patients in their homes as a part of Covenant Health’s newly established “Advanced Care at Home” program. The innovative program is the first in the region to offer hospital-level services by combining in-home hospital services, virtual care, and remote monitoring for around-the-clock hospital care.

The program, which will be launched in early 2023, initially will be offered through Covenant Health’s Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville and ultimately will be available to patients receiving care from Covenant Health’s other acute-care hospitals throughout East Tennessee. With “Advanced Care at Home,” Covenant physicians and nurses will monitor patients in their homes from a clinically integrated, virtual care command center (see recent article about the facility here) that operates 24 hours a day. In addition to remote care that leverages the technology and infrastructure at Covenant Health’s operations center, in-person services will be delivered via home visits from qualified medical professionals.

The program is designed for patients who require high-acuity care. Patients will receive hospital-level medical support services including medication management, laboratory services, IV treatments, rehabilitation therapies (physical, speech and occupational), oxygen treatments, X-ray and ultrasound, all in their home setting.

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