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By Stephanie Rogers | Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020
Though many clinicians work with older adults every day, they may not be aware of the best ways to identify and treat delirium.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By Alice Bonner | Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
A new report highlights the risks of over-prescribing and overuse of medications in older adults. Implementing Age-Friendly Health Systems best practices will help put the Lown report’s recommendations into action.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Medication Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Medication Reconciliation, Person- and Family-Centered Care
By AHLAM MAHMOUD | Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
When Ahlam Mahmoud and colleagues discovered a discrepancy in the number of deaths reported in the hospital, it led to a re-design of the hospital’s data quality management system. By engaging clinicians, the team established training, communication, and recognition processes, leading to dramatic improvement in data quality to support decision making.

 

Tag(s): Africa, Medication Safety, IHI Global Trigger Tool, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By Joelle Baehrend | Monday, Nov 25, 2019
Medication optimization is taking hold as health care providers envision a more comprehensive goal for patient care that involves decisions and processes related to medication management.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Medication Safety, Primary Care, Home Care, Shared Decision Making
By Terry Fulmer | Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
Medication overload (also known as polypharmacy) is a serious problem among older adults. It’s getting new attention as efforts to make health care more “age-friendly” spread around the US.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Medication Safety, Medication Reconciliation, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Patient- and Family-Centered Care, Quality Improvement
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