HealthCare at HOME (HCAH), a leading home healthcare service provider in India has partnered with ‘Critinext’, Asia’s largest e-ICU network, to enhance their ICU at Home services with e-monitoring capabilities. Through this partnership, HealthCare atHOME and Critinext will provide 24/7 intensive care facility managed by India’s top experts, who will e-monitor patient’s routine medical procedures through ICU setups at the comfort of their home.
ICU at home services by HCAH provides best-in-class step down care which will be delivered at home and patients will receive tech-friendly monitoring through digital clinical assessment forms and electronic visit reports from doctors. These services will be provided by 100% on-roll and registered staffs, who are comprehensively trained with Live ICU Training, and BLS Training, i.e. certified by American Heart Association. In a nutshell, it is a one-stop shop for all the critical care services that is incorporated with modern equipments and lab diagnostic services and medicine.
Commenting on this new partnership, Vivek Srivastava, Co-Founder, and CEO, HCAH said, “This joint venture will help HCAH increase its service offerings to the Healthcare sector. With this digital monitoring service, we hope to help the doctors with their long-term ICU patients whom they could not send home due to lack of quality care. This partnership will offer 24*7 intensive care under expert supervision to the patients at the comfort of their home and help us improve the services.”
There are many benefits to doctors, hospitals, and patients by this initiative. When patients get admitted to hospital there are various expenses, plus the recovery time is unpredictable, treatments at hospital stacks up high medical costs, whereas HCAH provides hospital like treatments at a reasonable cost at the comfort of your home. Hospitals can have higher community connect and extended reach via these services. Further, it has been observed that there is a drop in ALOS (average length of stay) for post-surgical and ICU patients through early discharge. And treatments that require long-term care at home instead of hospital leads to better average revenue per bed (acute care reserved for a hospital).
Dr. Gaurav Thukral, Senior Vice President, and Business Unit Director, HCAH India said, “There are many benefits to patients as it saves upto 50% of their expense, if we compare it with hospitalization that too with an assurity of early and safe recovery. The service also decreases the chances of complications and hospital acquired infections, as there are experts who look after the patients 24/7.”
Critinext provides Intensive Care Support & Monitoring. Those who opt for Critinext services, get support from intensivists and experts from all other specialties with daily medical round system and on-demand tele consultation. In addition to this, the company also offers live streaming of continuous bed-side monitoring to the command centre.
Pinak Shrikhande, Director, Critinext, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with HCAH, who is the leading provider of home healthcare in India. Not just patients, Doctors will also get benefits by this services as the service aids with increased retention of patients and greater reach. With such facility, patients also get peace of mind with a quality care service that we usually maintain at home.”