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By Joshua Eng | Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Reducing readmissions requires conversations about health equity. These discussions can be uncomfortable, but they're key to identifying and addressing inequities.


Tag(s): Reducing Readmissions, Health Equity, Disparities, Social Determinants of Health
By IHI Multimedia Team | Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018
Discharging patients as soon as they are medically ready and assessing their needs at home – otherwise known as "flipped" discharge – makes it possible to shorten hospital length of stay and reduce the number of older adults who experience adverse events.


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Reducing Readmissions, IHI 90-Day R&D Process
By Rebecca Clark | Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018
Hospitalized older adults can become frail and bedbound — not because of a primary illness, but because of a lack of movement. Two hospitals have incorporated learning what matters most to their patients into their efforts to improve mobility. They describe how getting their elderly patients up and moving has become an essential part of daily care.


Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Reducing Readmissions, Age-Friendly Health Systems, Quality Improvement, What Matters
By IHI Multimedia Team | Thursday, Nov 16, 2017
How do you help end health disparities? For a health system serving a diverse population near Philadelphia, one way is to train volunteer medical students to address patients’ non-medical needs. Staff at Lankenau Medical Associates (part of Main Line Health) share the keys to their success in reducing inappropriate ED visits.


Tag(s): Equitable Care Delivery, Community, Reducing Readmissions, Medical Home, Primary Care, ED - Emergency Department
By Jo Ann Endo | Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Anne Arundel Medical Center is one of five health systems in the US embarking on a new initiative called Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems to learn how they can reliably deliver the best care to older adults. What do "age-friendly" health systems do? Pursue the Triple Aim for older adults.


Tag(s): Geriatrics, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Reducing Readmissions, Communication, Quality Improvement, Handoffs, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters
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