Mobile technology that delivers nutritional and medical supplies to patients and prevents readmissions
Health systems have saved millions by implementing nutrition programs that make it easy for patients to get the resources they need. DispatchCare's integrated mobile platform instantly delivers nutritional and medical supplies to your patient's doorsteps.
Nutrition Programs Prove to Reduce Readmission and Length of Stay
Advocate Health Care – Downers Grove, IL
In a 6-month study, two hospitals in Chicago, IL implemented a comprehensive nutrition program that reduced readmissions by nearly 50% and reduced length of stay by 2.7 days. The program insured that 1,200 malnourished patients received nutritional supplements within 48hrs of admission. DispatchCare was not involved in the study, but with our platform, you can offer that same program to all of your patients. Our easy-to-use technology leverages your existing electronic medical record system and allows patients to order groceries that align with their prescribed diet orders. With DispatchCare, patients and families can easily remain well-nourished after they leave your care.
Catholic Health Initiatives (Now CommonSpirit Health) – Chicago, IL
In a 6-month study, three hospitals in Lexington and Louisville Kentucky implemented a comprehensive nutrition program the included more than 20,000 patients. The program reduced the length of stay for malnourished patients by 12% (1.16 days) and reduced length of stay for patients who were not malnourished by 7.4% (0.28 days). This study did not see a significant change in readmissions due to various factors “such as the duration of follow-up, nutrition treatment modality, discharge to various care settings.” DispatchCare did not participate in this study, but it’s easy-to-use mobile platform would have empowered patients and families to maintain their nutritional status after discharge. DispatchCare’s technology improves access to nutritional supplements and would have likely improved this study’s readmission outcomes.
Academic Medical Center – United States
A 12-month study analyzed 8,713 malnourished patients who received oral nutritional supplements. The study found that patients who received oral supplements were 38% less likely to be readmitted and had 10% shorter hospital stays than patients who did not receive such nutrition. Notably, there was a 16% length of stay improvement for oncology patients. DispatchCare would allow your health system to easily implement a nutritional program like this one and improve the nutritional status of all patients who encounter your system.