VetAccel Healthcare (VAH) is a transitional care VAI subsidiary in which Veteran employees are trained to deliver innovative care coordination to fellow Veterans in recovery after hospital discharge. VAH is working closely and collaboratively with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement new and creative transitional care solutions designed to improve patient quality of care, reduce hospital readmissions and ER visits, all while improving the lives of Veterans across the country.
VetAccel is working closely with multiple VA Medical Centers to launch its inaugural VetAccel pilot program. We look forward to putting Veterans to work toward improving the health outcomes of their fellow Veteran patients. The Veterans serving Veterans ethos is a very important aspect of VAI.
Monitoring patient condition with periodic scheduled visits to catch danger signs early
Linking the Veteran patient with the medical expertise and extensive knowledge of the VA/VetAccel Nurse in Charge through TeleHealth technology
Quickly and directly addressing important dietary issues, including food quality and quantity
Assessing Social Determinants of Health
Providing unique emotional support to Veterans by fellow Veterans while also offering highly rewarding career opportunities to the VetAccel (Veteran) professionals
Veterans are more likely to die earlier
72% of Veterans have at least one chronic disease, a higher percentage than civilians
Veterans are more prone to mental illness and suicide
Serves about 9 million Veterans
In general, chronic disease is associated with higher readmission and ER visit rates, as well as hospital length of stay
Increased time in the hospital increases a Veteran’s chances for infection, illness, and prolonged time in hospital care
Each readmission costs around $15,000
Unnecessary readmissions and ER visits are costly; the VA spends about $1.5 billion in preventable readmissions on a yearly basis
A vulnerable Veteran population along with the inherent risks associated with an aging Veteran cohort combine to create costly and complex challenges in transitional care for Veterans in the VA Healthcare System.
Improves quality of care for Veterans
Saves $ by decreasing readmissions and ER visits
Employs Veterans – Better Outcomes through Veteran Incomes
VetAccel can be fully funded by the quantifiable savings generated due to the reduction in unnecessary readmissions. In healthcare, seldom do we have the opportunity to improve patient care while simultaneously reducing costs. VetAccel will help the VA achieve these seemingly counterintuitive and extremely critical outcomes.
To become the unequivocal, gold-standard leader of transitional home care in the US Veteran space.
Veterans Serving Veterans; integrity; hard work; simplicity; transparency; teamwork; accountability; innovation; excellent customer service; results.