When it’s time to choose in-home care, we know that you and your patients have many choices. We believe that the best healing happens when doctors have the benefit of an extensive medical network like Providence.
Using Providence Home Health provides the following advantages:
- Continuity. By using Epic across all our facilities, Providence Home Health can work closely with you to ensure a continuum of care that delivers healing, from the comfort of the patient’s own home.
"After undergoing surgery for a small bowel obstruction, my patient had an infection that required opening the skin and placing a wound VAC to help healing,” said Trevan Fischer, MD, a surgical oncologist with Providence.
After the patient was discharged home, Providence Home Health was able to communicate with the surgical team easily through Epic. They were able to share photographs of the wound so that we could track healing in real time and address any questions that arose. This likely avoided an unnecessary trip to the clinic to check the wound. The patient was able to come in for her regularly scheduled post-op visit. The wound was healing nicely, and the patient has since fully recovered.”
By using Epic throughout the Providence network, your patient’s treatment, therapy, healing and support continue seamlessly from hospital to clinic to home. Additional benefits to using Providence Home Health and Epic include:
- Earlier discharge. Providence Home Health patients often go home sooner than those moving to an outside agency.
- Earlier start. Your patient will receive a visit in the first 24-28 hours at home to provide prompt support.
- Fewer readmissions. Using Providence reduces re-hospitalization by carefully coordinating care with the patient’s doctor.