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Discovery Hospital at Home

South Africa
Product & Service Innovation

Elevator pitch

Discovery Hospital at Home provides an alternative setting of care for a range of clinically appropriate medical and post-surgical conditions that would otherwise require an admission to hospital for general ward level of care.

Innovation Presentation

At Discovery, the increased adoption of digital healthcare has been evidenced by exponential increase in the use of telemedicine with Discovery Connected Care logins having increased by 763% since 2019. This increased adoption of digital healthcare globally and the need to ease the burden on increasingly overwhelmed healthcare systems, highlighted the patient’s home as an important and relevant setting for delivering healthcare. This presented a unique opportunity for technology to enable delivery of safe, efficient, and convenient hospital-level clinical care in a home environment.

In May 2021, Discovery Health launched Discovery Hospital at Home to provide an alternative setting of care for members diagnosed with COVID-19. More than…

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