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A Practical Guide: Creating a Screening & Referral Program to Address Malnutrition

This guide was developed by West Health and the University of North Carolina to serve as a resource for providers, clinical staff, and health care administrators working in acute care settings including Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Clinics, and other health care settings who care for a broad population of patients regardless of their ability to… Read more »

Palliative Care Playbook for PACE

Summary of best practices and tips for PACE organizations to improve care for participants through palliative care principles, practices, and specialists.

Two Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

The Health Savers Initiative is a project of West Health, the Committee for the Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), and Arnold Ventures, which identifies bold and concrete policy options to make healthcare more affordable for the federal government, businesses, and households. The purpose of the Health Savers Initiative is to develop policy-ready options that will lower… Read more »

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 »