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POPULATION HEALTH – REDUCING HOSPITAL DEPENDENCE THROUGH INTEGRATED TELEHEALTH AND IN-HOME HEALTH SERVICES

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POPULATION HEALTH – REDUCING HOSPITAL DEPENDENCE THROUGH INTEGRATED TELEHEALTH AND IN-HOME HEALTH SERVICES

Justin Vaughan
GROUP EXECUTIVE BENEFITS & PROVIDER RELATIONS nib (2013-2020)

 Leveraging their clinical skills and ability to work collaboratively with our team, Vitalis co-designed and delivered a nurse-led service that met our strategic objectives and delivered great value to our members.

Urgent solutions are needed to reduce the reliance on costly inpatient hospital care and residential care.

Public health systems around the world are seeking to manage unsustainable healthcare cost increases, fuelled by:

  • Ageing populations
  • The escalating burden of chronic disease
  • Rapid increase in mental health presentations

Australia’s federal and state health governments are keenly aware of the pressures on the healthcare system and the need to explore alternatives that can better manage the health and care needs of these at-risk cohorts, especially in the current pandemic environment.

The benefits of developing and delivering an integrated care solution is significant for both individual patient health outcomes and for significantly reducing financial burden to the system.

Integrated care:

  • Manages individual patient needs holistically.
  • Identifies triggers that lead to avoidable admissions and excessive length of stay.
  • Assesses and manages needs across the continuum (with a strong focus on preventative care and re-enablement) including direct care coordination where required.
  • Results in fewer avoidable admissions.
  • Promotes early discharge.
  • Facilitates referral to in-home health care such as Hospital-in-the-Home (HITH) and home based rehabilitation (such as REHAB+)
  • Promotes patient self-care and independence.


In combination, the cost savings can be significant.

Vitalis has been delivering evidence-based, integrated telephonic and in-home specialist healthcare services (such as HITH) to privately insured patients since 2016.


WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED BENEFITS FOR PATIENTS AND FOR THE BOTTOM LINE OF HEALTH INSURERS. THESE SAME SAVINGS AND PATIENT BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC HEALTH, PROVIDING CLINICAL SERVICES IN THE HOMES OF PATIENTS AND DEPLOYING TELEPHONIC SUPPORT TO MANAGE THEIR NEEDS SO THEY CAN REMAIN AT HOME.


Vitalis’ patient outcomes are equal to or better than hospital-based care at a fraction of the cost. We join the dots in a fragmented system, ensuring patients have what they need, when they need it, encouraging them to take control of their own health.

Leveraging our deep clinical knowledge and understandings around the drivers of good health outcomes, Vitalis works collaboratively with government, developing a keen understanding of organisational challenges and objectives. We work with you in identifying strategies, developing pilots, and continually evaluating and improving upon evidence-based services to ensure outcomes match objectives.


VITALIS SERVICES ARE ACCREDITED WITH THE AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL ON HEALTHCARE SERVICES (ACHS) ENSURING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF CLINICAL CARE ARE MAINTAINED, AND INCLUDES FULL CLINICAL GOVERNANCE.

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