Potential Uses for the H.O.M.
Benefits to be derived from the use of the Hospital Outpatient Module (H.O.M.) are varied and wide reaching. Its immediate and most apparent use will be for individuals and patients who are in need of frequent monitoring during medical care recovery, or those with chronic health problems. But what will probably be the most useful advantage will be as an "alternative to a nursing home." There are well over 28 million individuals is the U.S. alone, who have opted to remain in their homes, with very expensive, average-daily-living support, than to be placed in a nursing home. It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of those already in nursing homes, would prefer being cared for at their own residences. Other potential uses are listed below:
Hospitals - Unused bedrooms of a hospital will be dedicated to the installation of a H.O.M unit. Those rooms will be separate and independent of the hospital, but will be rented to a family of a patient who is not sick enough to be admitted to the hospital (with all of its administrative and personnel expenses), but too ill to be cared for at home. The H.O.M. will be maintained, monitored and cared for by Global H.O.M. Care Systems. If and when the patient is out of danger or has been downgraded from an acute status, they will be released to their home.
Health Clinics -A Hospital Outpatient Module will be placed in health clinics and maintained much like the placements in hospitals. Medical and health professionals will be able to maintain and monitor patients until a decision is made about the severity of their condition.
Doctor's Office - Some attending physicians with private offices will dedicate a room in their offices to observe those patients who are either waiting to be admitted to an acute care facility, or who are not acute enough to be admitted without further observation by the family doctor. Physicians will be able to either purchase a complete H.O.M. unit or lease the equipment and service.
Civic Centers -Large and small cities will setup emergency facilities (probably below ground) equipped with several H.O.M. units, which will serve as portable hospitals that will be used in cases of disasters, war or other calamitous events.
Public Facilities -Sports stadiums, gymnasiums, concert houses, beaches, recreational fields, local, state and national parks, zoos, shopping centers, schools, colleges, universities, manufacturing plants, warehouses, high rise apartments, office buildings.. all of these venues will benefit from having a H.O.M. unit somewhere on-site .
Military Uses -At locations away from the main bases or stations, each branch of the military will have H.O.M. units available to setup for immediate use; even behind the front lines in actual combat situations.
To accompany the H.O.M. equipment, the company will provide trained caregiver/technicians to setup, operate the equipment.and assist the patient. Personnel will be trained for each separate and unique location and use. The Central Monitoring Center (CMC) will be the link and conduit to medical centers, hospitals, attending physicians and other health professionals, located anywhere on the globe.