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ACOs’ Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An analysis by researchers at the West Health Institute and the Institute for Accountable Care finds regulatory flexibilities and payment waivers during COVID-19 helped ACOs deliver care more efficiently, effectively and conveniently. 

Moving the needle on fall prevention: A Geriatric Emergency Care Applied Research (GEAR) Network scoping review and consensus statement

Academic Emergency Medicine Published: May 11, 2021 Authors: Nada Hammouda | Christopher R. Carpenter | William W. Hung | Adriane Lesser | Sylviah Nyamu | Shan Liu | Cameron J. Gettel | Aaron Malsch | Edward M. Castillo | Savannah Forrester | Kimberly Souffront | Samuel Vargas | Elizabeth M. Goldberg Background Although falls are… Read more »

Delirium in the Older Emergency Department Patient

This Change Package and Toolkit were created by Dr. Inouye and staff at the Marcus Institute of Aging Research and the Hospital Elder Life Program, with assistance from the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, as part of a research project to improve delirium recognition, prevention, and management in the ED setting and to pilot test the Change Package and Toolkit in three EDs.

Older Adults’ Experience of Virtual Care: Action Steps to Increase Access and Equity

Older Adults’ Experience of Virtual Care: Action Steps to Increase Access and Equity was created as a partnership between West Health and USofCare. This playbook offers learnings and lessons for healthcare providers and policymakers from older adults’ experiences of virtual health care during the pandemic. Key learnings and lessons include: How older adults’ experiences can… Read more »

A Practical Guide to Implementing a Home-Based Palliative Care Program

As the US population continues to age, home-based palliative care will become increasingly  important to ensure community-dwelling seniors with serious illness are able to receive high-quality care that addresses their medical and psychosocial needs – all while maximizing doctor-patient continuity and supporting shared decision making. This guide shares vital next steps to advance healthcare and… Read more »