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By Mike Briddon | Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019
There’s no shortage of ideas coming your way. As you read that first sentence, two or three emails may have just forced their way into your overcrowded in-box. So how do you know which ideas are worth your time? Which ones will leave some sort of an imprint (even a very small one) on you? This is our annual effort to help you cut through the clutter.

 

Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Joy in Work, Culture of Safety, Tools, Improvement Capability, Equitable Care Delivery, Efficiency and Waste Reduction, Cost Containment and Reduction, Maternal and Child Health, Age-Friendly Health Systems, What Matters, Triple Aim for Populations
By Alli Luke | Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019
Providing specific services and supports for older adults is necessary. But we do them a disservice when we fail to recognize they have needs and preferences regarding more than death and dying.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Person- and Family-Centered Care
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 Maura Brennan | Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
A physician shares what she’s learned about improving care for older adults. It's now part of a multi-stakeholder effort to make their city an age-friendly community.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, What Matters, Delirium, Joy in Work
By IHI Multimedia Team | Monday, Jul 01, 2019
Providing optimal care for older adults - also known as "age-friendly" care - prevents harm and enhances the experience of care. Providing age-friendly care can also benefit an organization's bottom line.

 

Tag(s): Age-Friendly Health Systems, Geriatrics, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Quality, Cost, and Value, What Matters
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