Transitioning Patients to the Home

CVS Health https://cvshealth.com is working with hospitals and providers, including UCLA Health to create much needed hospital bed capacity during the pandemic. Coram, CVS Health’s infusion care business, is helping transition eligible IV-therapy patients out of the hospital to other care settings by providing in-home nursing.

Once home, Coram’s specialized nurses will provide and coordinate a range of care, including daily visits and monitoring, medication administration, IV catheter line care, lab draws, and educational support via telehealth.

Coram is scaling this approach nationwide in other markets with high rates of COVID-19 cases, and working with home health agencies to care for patients with high acuity needs that may require additional clinical oversight and monitoring.

“We’re able to create a clinically appropriate and safe-in-home care setting, so hospitals can focus on treating those impacted by COVID-19”, said Sree Chaguturu, MD, CMO of CVS Caremark and CVS Specialty. “Amid this unprecedented public health challenge, home can be the safest place for patients recovering from a range of illnesses and help to minimize their risk of contracting COVID-19.”

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