Top 5 Challenges of Home Visits
Healthcare Performance Benchmarks
October 9, 2013Vol. III Issue 41

Top 5 Challenges of Home Visits

Top 5 Challenges of Home Visits This Week's Challenge: Forget yesterday's house calls: doctor and dusty medical bag tending a swooning patient. Today's home visits provide a unique perspective on the patient experience while helping individuals meet everyday needs, avoid rehospitalization or an ER visit, and connect with community resources. We wanted to see what the top five challenges are for conducting home visits.

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What We Learned: HIN's inaugural industry survey on home visits conducted in August 2013 captured data on how individuals are identified to receive home visits, the components of a home visit, who conducts the home visit, and much more. According to the 155 healthcare companies who responded, the top five challenges for conducting home visits are:

  • Funding/reimbursement: 35.8 percent

  • Staffing: 23.9 percent

  • Other: 20.9 percent

  • Need identification: 10.4 percent

  • Technology limitations: 6 percent

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2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits

Excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Home Visits, which examines the latest trends in home visits for medical purposes, from the populations visited to top health tasks performed in the home to results and ROI from home interventions.

© 2013 Healthcare Performance Benchmarks by Healthcare Intelligence Network.
Editor: Jessica Fornarotto,;
Publisher: Melanie Matthews,

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