Thematic Insights Future Health
Transition to Home: The New Hub of Healthcare
Home-based health players provide a multitude of healthcare services to chronically ill patients directly at home. COVID-19 revealed several shortcomings in the healthcare system, particularly hospitals and skilled nursing facilities as the central hubs of care delivery. Home-based health will benefit from a structural shift towards more screening, diagnostics, and triage at home rather than at the hospital. Multiple growth drivers, such as an aging baby boomer generation, patient care shifting from the hospital to home, and remote monitoring, suggest a bright outlook for the industry. Large players such as Amedisys or LHC Group are in favourable positions, since they have superior star ratings versus smaller players, experienced management teams, and accelerating organic and acquisitive growth in this highly fragmented industry.