Date of Graduation

Spring 5-19-2017

Document Type

Project/Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

College/School

School of Nursing and Health Professions

First Advisor

Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharya

Abstract

Previous works have identified many challenges in providing home and community-based services. Challenges include all the following: increased patient volume, risks, communication gaps, care complexities, and education barriers. These problems can contribute to poor health outcomes. This project interviewed home infusion providers to understand better the positive effect digital health tools can assist in this field. Research lead to investigating the home infusion market, federally qualified homes, and Care3. This lead to the development of target accounts and marketing materials to promote product use case. Results identified three salient barriers identified in delivering optimal care include communication barriers, care task complexities, and care management. Digital health tools address these problems and offer immediate solutions for all care team members. Future work will include the recruitment of home infusion providers and federally qualified health centers. Research should focus on understanding care complexities nationwide. Community programs should address gaps in care delivery and implement digital health tools.

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