Patients Get Health Care at Home

Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson discussed the nature of the American health care system with host Dan Diamond on Politico Pulse Check podcast. The conversation included discussions on how the current political environment is affecting the health care landscape, challenges that America faces in the health sphere and the future of health care.

Hospitals are implementing innovative programs to reduce admissions. Through home health care programs, patients are managing chronic conditions while staying out of the hospital. UPMC’s remote monitoring program transmits patients’ vital signs from their homes to a call center daily, Kaiser Permanente in California sets up hospital equipment in a patient’s home and Geisinger Health Plan is lowering hospitalization rates in heart failure patients using remote monitoring.