It's time for a change from hospital to home: An article by NWE-Chance coordinator Astrid van Velde

NWE-Chance project coordinator Astrid van Velde authored an article exploring the future of hospital and the key role of hospital admissions at home
The article builds on the experience of the virtual Isala Heart Centre (the Netherlands). It illustrates the factors that are making the switch to home hospitalisation more urgent than ever and introduces fact an figures about Isala Heart Centre pilot project for treating heart failure patients at homeChance@Home

Innovating in Healthcare: Hospital Admissions at Home

Today’s hospitals are not yet the hospitals of the future. Emerging societal challenges are demanding a shift towards hospital care at home. Although telemedicine, like telemonitoring and telerehabilitation, has been getting more popular in recent years, hospital admissions at home are still in their infancy. Current organisational and technological barriers prevent large-scale implementation of hospitalisations at home. Once these challenges have been overcome, hospital admissions at home will help innovate healthcare and move it towards a more sustainable model. There are even possibilities for international expansion.
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