Hospital In The Home (HITH) Society Australasia Ltd
The HITH Society of Australasia is the peak independent organisation for HITH within Australasia. It is an independent, volunteer, not-for-profit member-based organisation. It seeks to evaluate and improve the delivery of hospital-level care in the home.
Definition of Hospital in the Home
HITH is acute inpatient equivalent care, utilising highly skilled staff, hospital technologies, equipment, medication, and safety and quality standards, to deliver hospital-level care within a person's place of residence or preferred (non-hospital) treatment location.
See the full HITH Society HITH Definition Position Statement here.
How does HITH look in practice?
Some examples from others here (external links)
Here's an article recently published in the New York Times.
Here's one example of what a HITH nurse does
HITH Webinar 30 May 2023
HITH Funding 101 - Presented by Dr Michael Young
HITH Nursing Scope of Practice - Clinical Interest Group
The Society is seeking to engage with members to form a working group exploring the diversity of HITH nursing scope of practice. This group will be open to all members and potential members, with a view to better defining HITH nursing scope of practice and aligning to NMBA standards. Overseen by Society board member Angela Ellis who has recently performed research in this area, we encourage interested members to join, participate and help shape HITH nursing.
Please click here for further information
Please click here to complete short questionnaire
HITH Medical Interest Group
A HITH Whatsapp group has been formed for interested Medical practitioners. Contact here if you are a registered medical practitioner and Society member and would like to be added to the group.
HITH Society of Australasia announce collaboration with The Health Roundtable
In 2020/2021, the HITH Society of Australasia and the Health Roundtable have formalised a collaborative partnership. This partnership has been extended for 2023.
For more information, see our dedicated webpage.
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This document is now freely available, however the Society would appreciate your support. To join as a member and access other information and support this work, please click here.
This tool was presented at the 2018 conference and due to demand is made available by the authors for members to download, to trial in their services and to provide feedback on it's use. Click here to go to our Online Resources page to download.
HITH Society Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022
NSW HITH Guideline
Queensland HITH Guideline ** Updated October 2022
Victoria HITH Guideline
What is Hospital in The Home or HITH?
Hospital in the Home is the delivery of acute and post-acute care in the patient's home as a substitute for being in hospital. HITH care is provided by clinicians from many specialties e.g. infectious diseases, gerontology, general practice, emergency medicine, orthopaedics, cardiology, paediatrics, rehabilitation, respiratory, surgery and haematology.
Where are Australasian HITH Services?
At the 2017 Conference, members volunteered information about their service. This list is updated regularly, most recently in July 2019. If you wish to add your service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgFor a full list, click here - requires member login