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Bringing hospital care into the home — Medically Necessary

How critical illness is being treated outside of hospital doors

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By now, many people are probably used to talking to a doctor on Zoom for appointments that aren’t critical. But over the past several years, some hospitals have started trying to use a combination of telehealth tools and in-person care to treat more critical patients at home.

During the pandemic, even more hospitals decided to set up these hospital-to-home-type programs, and the federal government changed some regulations to make that a bit easier. Matt Blois welcomes Rami Karjian, CEO at Medically Home, to this episode of Medically Necessary to discuss how his company is working to make home care more accessible to patients. 

Karjian argues that it’s really the supply chain that makes it possible to provide hospital-level care at home. Patients don’t have supply closets full of drugs and IV bags, so doctors have to know that the supply chain can deliver those materials on time for hospital-to-home programs to work. 

The two look at the evolution of the medical supply chain during the pandemic and what lessons are here to stay in the future of home care. 

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.