Forging Aligned Partnerships Between Value Based Care Organization & Geriatric Emergency Departments: A Toolkit for Value Based Care Organizations


Geriatric emergency departments (GEDs) provide tailored, geriatric-specific care to older adults within the emergency department with the goal of transitioning patients to the most appropriate setting of care and avoid default in-patient hospital admissions. At West Health, we believe that Value Based Care Organizations (VBCOs) and GEDs can forge aligned partnerships to improve the cost and care trajectory for older adults by reducing unnecessary admissions and improving transitions of care.

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide education on a structured approach and operational resources to aid VBCOs in partnering with local GEDs. The goal of the toolkit is to foster meaningful connections and provide a framework for organizations to take actionable steps to build a collaborative project with a GED.