Care@Home concept in 3 pilot hospitals
Relocation of hospital care to primary care or home is an important development in health care. Oncology is one of the targeted domains; from the patient's perspective, our society and the hospital, there are several reasons why home treatment is (sometimes not) desirable and reasons why this development is even necessary.
CARE@HOME BECAUSE THE PATIENT, OUR SOCIETY AND THE HOSPITAL WANT IT
Also the pharma industry is looking for new treatment options. Roche wants to be an active player in this transition and actively think along about improved care and affordability. Roche and Vintura therefore cooperated with three partner hospitals to create a blueprint for homecare.
BLUEPRINT FOR (ONCOLOGY) HOME TREATMENT
Clear agreements, timelines and ownership of all involved are important to create the new way of working. The exact care path is of course different for every hospital. For the design and implementation we saw five success factors which are crucial for quality, safety and trust:
• Structured approach
• Broad involvement
• Quality and safety first
• Specific, joint choices
• Preservation of momentum
In addition, a business case has been made in which both qualitative and quantitative criteria have been included.
3 PILOTS, REUNION AND WHITE PAPER FOR KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Two of the three hospitals successfully started the pilots, the third pilot will start soon. Meanwhile they are already discussing broader rollout (with health insurers). In addition to setting up the pilots, the goal was to bring stakeholders together to learn from each other. There are still many questions and challenges, and there is a great need to share knowledge and experiences. Also a meeting took place at Roche with 14 hospitals and 1 health insurer. And a white paper was written. The next step is a societal business case to put Care @ Home in a broader context.