Tag: best practices

Financial Forecasting for MediCaring Communities

Anne Montgomery

By Anne Montgomery Imagine a meeting in your community — perhaps later this fall or next year — where you assemble a group of like-minded peers: health care providers, organizations offering supportive services, advocates, local leaders, policymakers and other interested stakeholders. You are calling them together because they all have an interest in improving the

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Interim Reports on Aggregating Care Plans to Manage Supportive Care Services for Elders

By Les Morgan The following reports were produced as deliverables for our project “Aggregating Care Plans to Manage Supportive Care Services for Elders” (Joanne Lynn, M.D., Principal Investigator).This project is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through Grant GBMF5662 to Altarum Institute. Dr. Lynn will provide a more detailed report on the project

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It Takes YOUR Community Symposium

A photograph of a group of Zuni elders

On December 5, 2017 the “It Takes YOUR Community” symposium was hosted by Altarum’s Center for Elder Care & Advanced Illness in Washington, DC. This post provides an edited videocast of the event and the edited transcript with links to presentation slides as well as a Resource POD. The primary goal of this symposium was

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MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost Published June, 2016 194 pages, 6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) ISBN-10: 1481266918 List Price $9.95 at Amazon.com Americans want a long life and most of us will get to live into our 80’s and beyond, but we

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Innovation Requires Shedding Established Patterns

While diligently trying to improve care for frail elders, often by filling gaps in the care system, even our most innovative programs tend to work within the constraints that created those gaps in the first place. Dr. Joanne Lynn, Director of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI), has been visiting and often

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“The Last Word” Author Roundtable Video

On April 13, 2012, Altarum Institute and the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness, cosponsored a special event: The Last Word: Influential Women Discuss What Matters When Loved Ones Face Aging.” Moderated by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman, the program featured panelists Cheryl Woodson, Muriel Gillick, Susan Jacoby, Francine Russo, and Joanne Lynn. The

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Get Started: How You Can Improve the Lives of Frail Elders and their Families Today

By Janice Lynch Schuster During two days of sessions at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 13th International Summit, I was struck by repeated messages from plenary speakers and learning lab leaders. No matter the particulars of their presentation, each riffed in one way or another on the fact that we can all act now to

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Dr. Joanne Lynn on the Need for Rapid Follow-up Post Discharge

Patients just discharged from the hospital urgently need rapid follow-up in the community. Dr. Joanne Lynn describes the care coordination needed among patients, community providers, hospitals, and other settings, and what’s needed to make it work. Key words: rapid follow-up, care transitions, discharge planning, quality improvement, rehospitalization

Why Improve Care Transitions: A Video from Dr. Joanne Lynn

Transitions between care settings are fraught with errors that can lead to unnecessary suffering for patients and families, frustration for clinicians, and avoidable expenses for providers. Organizations nationwide need to pull together to create a seamless care system for patients living with multiple chronic conditions. Dr. Joanne Lynn explains why the issue of care transitions

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