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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
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 Christian Ayin | Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The premature death of a newborn motivated pharmacist Christian Ayin to always look out for harms due to medication. Through IHI’s Africa Hospital Patient Safety Initiative, he and his team have transformed his experiences into opportunities for action to reduce medication harm and improve patient safety.

 

Tag(s): Africa, Medication Safety, Trigger Tools, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
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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