Medically Home – Part 1

Only 35 percent of the cost of care in this country is devoted to actual clinical care of patients. The rest is used for overhead – bricks and mortar. Today’s guest discusses the alternative, which is decentralizing much of this care and moving it into the patient home. His systematic approach, which he describes as a four-legged stool,” is the heart if this venture, Medically Home. We’ll examine his revolutionary, comprehensive strategy in this episode.


Guest speaker:

Raphael Rakowski

Executive Chairman and Chief Business Development Officer

Medically Home



Crystal Mullis, RN, MBA, MHA

Vice President and General Manager

Digital, Virtual and Ventures



Show Notes:

[01:19] Three medical errors

[01:58] Decentralizing health care—the rise of home care

[03:20] High-acuity, complex patients represent 25-30% of patients in hospitals

[03:40] Fusing acute care, post-acute care and population health

[04:53] Four-legged stool: the major functions within the Medically Home operation

[07:42] Examples of patient experiences

[11:22] Convincing providers: capacity, exposure to cost, dropping ED volumes


Links | Resources:

Medically Home Click here

Raphael Rakowski bio Click here

Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente Invest $100 Million in “Hospital Care at Home” Venture (Forbes) Click here


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