Hospital-Home Care Collaborative, Home-Based Asthma Management Program

Situation Report | October 11, 2021 

On Thursday, October 7, HCA with its state and regional hospital association partners hosted the third installment of phase II of the Statewide Hospital-Home Care Collaborative Initiative. Funded under a grant to HCA by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, this initiative is led by HCA in conjunction with the Healthcare (hospital) Association of New York State (HANYS) and the Iroquois Healthcare Association (IHA), the upstate regional hospital association. 

Featured in the October 7 webinar was an innovative Home-Based Asthma Management program, which is focused on utilizing a collaborative approach to reduce the burden of pediatric asthma. The recorded webinar, which can be accessed here, shows how a special-needs home care agency and a New York City academic medical center have joined forces in a unique collaboration to address the needs of young patients with complex and chronic medical conditions.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how the organizations formed a long term relationship that started with a small pilot program and grew to an expanded collaboration with a broader network of the medical center’s multi-specialty physicians, increasing the number of in-home visits, patients enrolled in remote patient monitoring and supportive services to further enhance quality of life. 

HCA extends great appreciation and congratulations to our colleagues at the St. Mary’s Home Care and New York-Presbyterian Queens on this transformative care model! 

This model and others that HCA will be featuring on a monthly basis throughout the remainder of 2021, and well-into 2022, are provided as prototypes for statewide hospital, home care, physician and other core partner emulation. These models will follow the series of prototypes that we featured and presented in our 2020 phase-I of the Collaborative. These sessions are available for on-demand access on the HCA Collaboration website. There, members will also find tabs to collaboration resources of all types to assist you in adopting your own variations of these models and/or in otherwise working with core partners in collaborative design. 

The next session will be presented by M.S. Hall, strategic consultants in health care and available on Friday, October 15. They will present a plan developed from a past collaboration model presented in last year’s Collaborative webinar series. This plan or “blueprint” will illustrate the principles around strategic design thinking and will be a “how-to” on replication of a particular model in a local community.

Viewers will learn how to think about a collaborative model based on nine building blocks of a business model canvas. The webinar will also focus on how you can use this canvas with various stakeholders to build a collaboration model.

As the new state and federal policies continue to emphasize collaborative, integrated models of care and coverage, HCA is pleased to make this resource available to you and encourages all members to participate in these sessions.