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By Leslie Pelton | Wednesday, Apr 01, 2020
Professionals in every health care setting are facing difficult care decisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. IHI's Age-Friendly Health Systems experts have developed the guidance to help limit the exposure of older adults to COVID-19 throughout the continuum of care.


Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hospital, Avoidable ED Visits, Community, Rehabilitation Facilities, Primary Care
By Molly Bogan | Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019
How do evolving approaches to cost affect health equity, joy in work, and shared decision-making? IHI’s Molly Bogan, a leader of work on lowering health care costs while maintaining or improving quality for patients, shares insights on health care’s transition from fee-for-service to value-based care in a new interview.


Tag(s): quality cost and value, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Quality Improvement, Accountable Care Organization, Avoidable ED Visits, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Complex Needs, Joy in Work, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Liane Wardlow | Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018
When seniors experience an acute medical event, calling 911 is not always be advisable. Providing acute care in the home may be the best way to provide safer, less costly care that better matches patients' wishes.


Tag(s): Patient Safety, Home Care, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
By IHI Multimedia Team | Friday, Aug 24, 2018
Paramedics regularly provide services in home settings and can be an ideal resource for delivering safe home care. This case study describes a program that partners paramedics with health care providers to improve home care safety, health outcomes, and patient experience while also reducing costs.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Patient Safety, Home Care, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
By Adam Davis | Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016
Some may find it surprising to learn that fire departments are playing a big role in the drive toward population health. If you think about it, though, it makes sense. As trusted members of the community who are in the homes of people in need on a daily basis, they're in a position to help patients in ways that health care providers can’t.


Tag(s): Triple Aim for Populations, Avoidable ED Visits, Population Health, Quality, Cost, and Value
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