Successful implementation of home hospitalisation: the preconditions

29 April 2021

On April 21st 2021, Kom Op Tegen Kanker, a Flemish NGO which pioneers in the fight against cancer, organised a debate to discuss home hospitalisation during cancer treatment. Healthcare providers, patient representatives and policymakers were invited to discuss the legislation, financing, logistics, training and expertise of healthcare providers required to make home hospitalisation a success.

Preconditions for home hospitalisation

Jo Ravelingien, the founder of RemeCare, engaged in a panel with various healthcare providers to discuss their experience with implementing outpatient monitoring programs for cancer treatments.

The panellists stressed the urgent need for a legal definition and legal framework. An adapted funding model is another essential requirement: all healthcare actors must be properly reimbursed, and patients must not experience financial barriers.

Reassuring words from policymakers

During the event, Frank Vandenbroucke, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, said: “We intend to roll out hospitalisation at home structurally during this legislature. In the first place for antibiotics and oncological treatments. We are working hard to develop a legal, financial and organisational framework.”

You can watch a recording of the debate below.

RemeCare is a remote patient monitoring technology that enables health care professionals to understand the entire patient experience. With Remedus, which specialises in outpatient care services, RemeCare provides an end-to-end solution to clinical teams that want to enable ambulatory patient care.

To learn how your department can implement outpatient care, you can schedule a free consultation with one of our specialists here.

Share

Recent news

Read our latest news

Successful implementation of home hospitalisation: the preconditions

Global

29 April 2021

Successful implementation of home hospitalisation: the preconditions

On April 21st 2021, Kom Op Tegen Kanker, a Flemish NGO which pioneers in the fight against cancer, organised a…

Read more
RemeCare monitors COVID patients at home

Global, Innovation

12 March 2021

RemeCare monitors COVID patients at home

Remedus, the developer of telemonitoring technology RemeCare, is joining forces with the Huisartsenkring Aalst, the Aalst hospitals OLV and A.S.Z.,…

Read more
New RemeCare application now available

Global, Innovation

24 February 2021

New RemeCare application now available

Patients use the mobile application ‘RemeCare’ to aggregate relevant parameters related to their home treatment and share them with the…

Read more