Mayo Clinic Essentials to Creating an Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCaH) Program
10/27/2023 - 10/26/2024
Mayo Clinic has led the way with innovative care delivery models that optimize patient and staff experience for more than 150 years. This course is designed to provide a framework and key considerations for administrative and clinical healthcare leaders seeking to develop or implement an acute hospital care at home model.
Mayo Clinic has successfully created an acute hospital care at home (AHCaH) program. Learn where we started, lessons learned, and successes while developing and implementing our AHCaH program.
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Please see the curriculum tab for a detailed look at the course topics.
- Define Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCaH) and home health.
- Explain the structure of an AHCaH program.
- Describe the components of a successful AHCaH model.
Mayo Clinic Essentials to Creating an Acute Hospital Care at Home Program is an online self-paced course that can be completed in approximately one hour. It is delivered in three modules: Overview of Delivering Acute Care at Home; Getting Started – The Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home Structure; and Components of a Successful Acute Hospital Care at Home Model. This course will be available for completion through November 9, 2024.
- Overview – Delivering Acute Hospital Care at Home
- Welcome from Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home Leadership
- What is Advanced Care at Home (ACH)?
- Home Health Services - A Different Way of Thinking
- Delivering Safe, High-Quality Care at Home
- Getting Started - The Mayo Clinic ACH Structure
- Leadership Structure
- Command Center Requirements
- Defining Criteria for Eligible Patients
- Getting Started - Lessons Learned
- Components of a Successful Acute Hospital Care at Home Model Staffing Components
- Intake Management
- Processes and Workflows
- Training Personnel for Success
- Change Management
- Components of a Successful Acute Hospital Care at Home Model - Lessons Learned
- Computer with internet access
- Speaker or headset
- Web browser
This course is designed for administrators, healthcare professionals, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers who have an interest in learning more about Mayo Clinic’s Acute Hospital Care at Home program.
Michael Maniaci, M.D.
Consultant, Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida
Associate Professor of Medicine
Michael J. Maniaci, M.D., is an enterprise physician lead for the Advanced Care at Home Program as well as medical director for Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida. Maniaci has a passion for innovation and technology in the medical field. He is recognized as a leader in faculty development for the teaching of simulation medicine. Maniaci has several invited professorships to teach faculty development in simulation in both the United States and throughout Asia. His current focus is developing the Advanced Care at Home Program and the Care Hotel Program, Mayo Clinic’s first expansion into the virtual home hospital and surgical aftercare realm.
Gregory Beliles, Jr., M.B.A.
Director, Advanced Care at Home, Mayo Clinic Florida
Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration
Gregory R. Beliles, Jr., MBA, MSHA, is enterprise director, Advanced Care at Home, Mayo Clinic. In this role, he works with physicians, nursing, and center for digital health partners to drive programmatic growth and maturation. He leads efforts to envision, execute, and accelerate Mayo Clinic’s transition from a location-centric paradigm to a digitally enabled and location-agnostic model harnessing the capabilities of Mayo Clinic’s home hospital platform. Beliles joined Mayo Clinic Arizona in 2015 as an administrative fellow. Then, he served as operations administrator for the Office of Access Management and the Division of Endocrinology. Most recently, he served as the site planning administrator partnering with Mayo Clinic Florida’s chief executive officer, chief administrative officer, and Executive Operations Team to identify, initiate, and implement strategic priorities to advance Mayo Clinic. Beliles obtained his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Auburn University and bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of South Alabama. He holds a master's degree in business administration and health administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Venessa L. Boyle, M.H.A.
Manager, Clinical Operations, Advanced Care at Home, Mayo Clinic Florida
Instructor in Health Care Administration
Venessa Boyle, M.H.A., is an operations manager, Command Center, Advanced Care at Home, where she works with enterprise clinical care teams and Mayo Clinic’s Center of Digital Health. Collaboratively they work to drive operational efficiency, scale the virtual home hospital platform, and connect next-generation digital care pathways leveraging innovative technology. Boyle joined Mayo Clinic in 2017 as an associate health systems engineer in Rochester, Minnesota. She transferred to Mayo Clinic Florida as a health systems engineer in 2018 focused primarily on enhancing hospital flow and capacity before serving as a senior business analyst during the launch of Advanced Care at Home. Boyle obtained her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of Florida and minored in Public Health. She also holds a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Florida.
Sally Anne Brown, J.D.
Associate Chief Legal Officer, Advanced Care at Home, Mayo Clinic Florida
Sally Anne Brown, J.D., is an associate chief legal officer for Mayo Clinic and chair, Advanced Care at Home (ACH). She is responsible for directing Legal Department operations and enterprise strategy and oversight of ACH. She also leads legal work for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and its five schools and manages malpractice claims and litigation in Florida. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and creative writing from Miami University and obtained her juris doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law. Brown joined Mayo Clinic in 2011. She has served as primary counsel and advised Mayo Clinic on employment issues and state and federal healthcare law. In addition, she served as division chair, Mayo Clinic Florida Legal Department and as associate administrator, Innovation, Mayo Clinic Florida.
Maura Nazario, M.S.N., R.N.
Nurse Administrator, Advanced Care at Home, Mayo Clinic Florida
Instructor in Nursing
Maura Nazario, MSN, RN, is nurse administrator, Nursing Resource and Virtual Care Division at Mayo Clinic Florida. She is responsible for the Advanced Care at Home (ACH), Hospital Command Center, Admissions Transfer Center, Nursing Staffing/Scheduling Office, Patient Classification/Workload Data, Hospital Administrative Assistant Unit, and is the Florida nursing representative for the Center for Digital Health and Care Anyplace. She is also the advisor for both the Florida Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee and the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Subcommittee. Nazario joined Mayo Clinic in 2015. She has served as nurse manager of ACH and Care Hotel at Mayo Clinic as well as in various roles as team leader, nursing house supervisor, and interim nurse manager. Nazario earned an associate degree in nursing from Naugatuck Valley Community College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University, and a master’s in nursing leadership from Western Governors University.