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By Victor Tabbush | Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019
Age-friendly health systems provides safe, high-quality care that lines up with what matters most to an older adult. A business professor explains how providing age-friendly care is not only good for patients, but can also benefit an organization's bottom line.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), What Matters, Quality, Cost, and Value, Cost Containment and Reduction
By Leslie Pelton | Monday, Sep 10, 2018
Health care organizations want to address the national opioid crisis, but they don't always know where to begin. One health care system found that careful and compassionate deprescribing could reduce opioid use while also effectively addressing patients' pain.

 

Tag(s): Behavioral Health, Adverse Drug Event (ADE), Cost Containment and Reduction, Triple Aim for Populations, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Substance Use Disorder
By Corey Waller | Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018
The worsening opioid crisis has pushed health care to develop interventions for treatment of opioid use disorder, but a persistent lack of addiction treatment presents a unique challenge for complex care programs.

 

Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Cost Containment and Reduction, Behavioral Health
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018
UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, used the diagnostic assessment and action planning approach described in IHI’s Achieving Hospital-wide Patient Flow white paper to accelerate existing efforts to achieve better hospital-wide patient flow.

 

Tag(s): Flow - Moving Patients, Information and Materials Through Hospitals, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Discharge Planning, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Cost Containment and Reduction
By Leslie Pelton | Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement have determined that four key interventions are essential to create an age-friendly system of care. If care providers consistently do these four things for every older adult, every time, across care settings, we believe we will save lives and avoid harm.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Cost Containment and Reduction, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters
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