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.