Past Meetings

Hospital at Home

3/15/24  Back

The topic of our March meeting of Health TechNet was "Hospital at Home" and was held on Friday, March 15, 2024, from noon to 2 pm at Nelson Mullins, with an option to participate virtually as well

The primary speaker was Bruce Leff, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Hospital at Home provides hospital-level care in patients' homes as a substitute for care traditionally provided in the bricks and mortar hospitalDr. Leff will discuss the rationale, development, evidence base and dissemination and implementation of the Hospital at Home model of care. During this exploratory discussion, Dr. Leff engaged in a conversation with Dr. Richard Singerman, PhD, who kindly organized this meeting and led the dialogue, guiding us through an exploration of the relevance of "Hospital at Home" to patients as well as other key healthcare stakeholders (e.g. providers, payers, policy makers, pharma and medtech companies).

Dr. Leff is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine. His research focuses on novel models of care delivery for older adults, multi-morbidity, risk prediction, and quality improvement, with an emphasis on home-based models of care, including Hospital at Home and home-based primary care. He cares for patients in the acute, ambulatory and home settings.  He is Co-Lead of the Hospital at Home Users Group and also the National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network. He is past Chair of the Geriatric Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABIM Council and past-President of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians. He is past-member of the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.

Additional Background on Feature Topic: Further background on Hospital at Home can be found in the following recent article co-authored by our speaker:

Pandit, J.A., Pawelek, J.B., Leff, B. et al. The hospital at home in the USA: current status and future prospects. npj Digit. Med. 7, 48 (2024).  

The powerpoint of the presentation is attached here: