Denver, CO | April 18, 2023, | Today, DispatchHealth, the nation’s first comprehensive in-home, high-acuity medical care provider, is making it easier for the healthcare industry to learn the clinical intricacies of delivering advanced levels of home-based medical care. The organization’s clinical education offerings have earned joint accreditation, enabling credit-worthy learning opportunities that satisfy a clinician’s continuing education requirements (CE). Dr. Mark Prather, CEO of DispatchHealth, said, “Realizing there were few opportunities for providers to learn about healthcare in the home, we decided it was important to get our accreditation and step in to fill the gap.”
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education ensures that continuing education for healthcare professionals serves the needs of patients and the public, is designed to be independent, free from commercial bias, and based on valid, relevant content that is effective in improving the quality and safety of care delivery. Dr. Prather suggests, “High-acuity healthcare in the home is a sound solution for many of the issues currently stifling healthcare – we’re proud to be taking the lead on helping educate our collective healthcare community while offering the CE credits required of providers to maintain licensure.”
DispatchHealth will host its first virtual CE course on April 26th at 11:30 a.m. MST. The event Advancing Cardiovascular Care: How In-Home Medical Care Improves Outcomes will fulfill one credit for caregivers needing ACCME, ACPE, ANCC, or ASWB credits. National Medical Director Dr. Rocky Samuel will engage participants during this free course with a deep dive into the evidence-based treatment of acute heart failure exacerbation in the home. He will also reveal how one prominent healthcare system achieved an unprecedented reduction in its 30-day hospital readmissions of heart failure patients by shifting care delivery to the home, where treatments can be offered more immediately and, in an environment, where the patient feels most comfortable. Interested participants can learn more and register online at www.dispatchhealth.com/cardiowebinar.
Additionally, DispatchHealth has created unique internal opportunities for team members to capitalize on evidence-based education through up-to-date, model-specific content. Dr. Prather adds, “Achieving the quadruple aim in healthcare means improving the patient experience, with better outcomes and lower costs, but it also speaks to a better experience for providers. We are mindful of our people’s needs and support a healthy work/life balance. Giving care teams the ability to gain quality continuing education, in-house and at no cost, saves them money and time outside of work.”
Bringing the power of the hospital to the comfort of home™
DispatchHealth provides comprehensive and trusted medical care in the comfort of home to people with serious health concerns—with services that include same-day, urgent medical care; hospital alternative care; and recovery care. Our emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine trained care teams are equipped with all the tools necessary—including imaging and IV infusions—to treat common to complex injuries and illnesses in the home. DispatchHealth is partnered with most major insurance companies and works closely with primary care and specialty care providers, EMS, health systems, senior living facilities, and employers to deliver in-home care that reduces unnecessary emergency room visits, hospital stays and readmissions. Since the company’s inception in 2013, our expert medical teams have treated more than one million people in their homes across more than 30 states in the country—resulting in 58% emergency room avoidance, 8.5% 30-day hospital readmission, 98% patient satisfaction, and nearly $1.5 billion in medical cost savings. For more information, visit DispatchHealth.com.