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 »
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 »
This issue brief of West Health and IMPAQ seeks to better understand and define the populations most at risk of high healthcare cost burdens among individuals with Employer Sponsored Insurance.
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.
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open (JACEP Open) Published: April 29, 2021 Authors: Maura Kennedy | Margaret Webb | Sarah Gartaganis | Ula Hwang | Kevin Biese | Amy Stuck | Adriane Lesser | Tammy Hshieh | Sharon K. Inouye Abstract Delirium is a common and deadly problem in the emergency department affecting… Read more »
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.
The Gary and Mary West Foundation developed this playbook detailing best practices and learnings from launching San Diego County’s first senior-only vaccination clinic.
The global pandemic has raised awareness of the need for alternative ways to deliver care, notably telehealth.
Hospital at Home (HaH) is a growing model of care with proven patient benefits. However, for the types of services required to provide an episode of HaH, full Medicare reimbursement is traditionally paid only if care is provided in inpatient facilities.