| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.