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By Kate Lally | Monday, Jun 17, 2019
IHI has developed sample dialogues and case studies in a new toolkit to help address some of the challenges of engaging with patients and families in end-of-life care conversations.

 

Tag(s): Conversation Ready, The Conversation Project, Person- and Family-Centered Care, End-of-Life Care, Communication, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Hospice
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019
The following case study from IHI’s Business Case for Becoming an Age-Friendly Health System describes one organization’s efforts to improve the prevention and treatment of delirium while avoiding unnecessary costs.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Quality, Cost, and Value, Age-Friendly Health Systems
By Kedar Mate | Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019
Providing care for elderly patients doesn't automatically make you an expert in geriatrics. However, the 4Ms framework - focusing on what matters most to patients, medication, mobility, and mentation - can serve as a useful reminder to address the most important components of care for older adults.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Medication Safety, What Matters
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 Mary Tinetti | Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
What does it mean to be "age-friendly?" It means providing safe, high-quality care that lines up with what matters most to an older adult. In the following interview, Mary Tinetti, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, explains the keys to providing the best care possible for older adults.

 

Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, Delirium (Acute), Medication Safety, What Matters
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