Dr. Patrick Kneeland is vice president for medical affairs at DispatchHealth, a company providing home care support for urgent care, acute-post hospitalization support, and hospital-at-home services. Prior to joining DispatchHealth, Dr. Kneeland worked as a hospitalist at University of Colorado Health, where he was the medical director for patient experience, and a founding faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency.
In this episode, Dr. Kneeland and I look at the impact of COVID-19 on home care services. There’s been enormous focus on telehealth as a response to the pandemic, but providing acute care in the home has also been a critical lifeline for patients with both urgent and chronic care needs. In addition to the care model, we delve into the professional implications for well-being and satisfaction that comes with connecting with patients on their home turf.
Links Related to Dr. Kneeland’s Podcast
- HIT Consultant article: DispatchHealth Expands Service Line, Offers Hospital-at-Home Care