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UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions

UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions (UIHS) provides community-based programs that help you stay at home, both long-term and after an acute hospital stay.

UIHS programs include:

  • Support for people who need help managing chronic conditions.
  • Remote check-ins on people with certain high-risk and chronic conditions.
  • Medics that come to your home, instead of you having to go to the ER.

Providers can refer patients in the community or those at discharge from a hospital or other medical center.

Advanced Illness Care (AIC)

AIC helps you better cope with serious illness so you can maintain a high quality of life.

Nurse practitioners, RN care coordinators, and social workers provide care consults to you at home, in person, or online.

The team, which works closely with your doctor, helps you by:

  • Making sure you feel supported and relaxed in your home.
  • Guiding your care based on your goals and values.
  • Providing emotional support.
  • Finding resources to help you live a better life.

All UPMC Health Plan members across Pennsylvania can take part in AIC.

Connected Care

UPMC's Connected Care (CC) program is an app for your phone, tablet, or computer.

It helps your care team keep track of health issues that concern them, such as:

  • COPD.
  • Heart failure.

It also lets your UPMC doctors and nurses:

  • Assess how you're feeling.
  • Provide education and other resources.
  • Alert you to any changes or abnormal results that may need more immediate care.

All UPMC patients across Pennsylvania can use CC, regardless of insurance.

Connected Care (CC) for COPD

Living with COPD can be hard.

The CC app lets you update your health status from home so that your doctor and care team can:

  • Keep track of your COPD and engage with you outside of your office visits.
  • Provide COPD content and resources.
  • Help keep you out of the hospital.

This app is for people with a recent COPD diagnosis or who need help managing it at home.

Learn more about UPMC's CC for COPD app (PDF).

Connected Care (CC) for heart failure

Living with heart failure adds a lot of tasks to your daily routine to stay healthy. Now there's a way for you to track your daily tasks from home.

The CC for heart failure app connects you to your UPMC heart care team so they can:

  • Keep track of your disease.
  • Provide content to help you manage your heart failure.
  • Help keep you out of the hospital.

This app is useful for people newly diagnosed with heart failure or who need help managing it at home.

Learn more about UPMC's CC heart failure app (PDF).

In Home Urgent Care Plus

If you don't feel well and are thinking about going to the ER, call your doctor first. Even after hours, your doctor may be able to offer innovative treatment that lets you stay home.

In Home Urgent Care Plus:

  • Connects paramedics to doctors who provide urgent assessments and treatment at your home.
  • Gets you the care you need (usually within three hours) and saves you a trip to the ER.
  • Is for adults who live in Allegheny County and have UPMC Health Plan insurance.

Learn more about the In Home Urgent Care Plus Program (PDF).

Providers can view current capabilities here (PDF).

Talk to Your Doctor About UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions

Ask your PCP or specialist how UIHS can support your health and wellness at home.