With research addressing the cost of healthcare and improving healthcare delivery in homes, hospitals, and community-based organizations, the West Health Institute is advancing high-quality, lower-cost models of care for seniors. Together with a talented and diverse group of researchers and professionals across healthcare delivery, social science, data science, and medical professions, we explore opportunities that will improve acute care for seniors in the emergency department, home, and community; chronic care settings for older adults that may need care at home; and supportive services so seniors can receive the care they need, at a lower cost, wherever they are.
Learn about our work to improve care for seniors in the emergency department as well as patient-centered home and community-based care options.
Home and Community-Based Acute Care
See how seniors and their families can access ongoing medical care at home.
Community-Based Palliative Care
Oral Healthcare and Care Coordination
Learn how supportive services play a vital role in enabling successful aging by addressing modifiable social risk factors that impact health outcomes and healthcare costs.
To rein in healthcare costs, the U.S. must create a more efficient and transparent system. To slow the healthcare cost trajectory, West Health is focused on advancing three common-sense solutions: 1) accelerate adoption of value-based care; 2) lower the cost of prescription drugs, and 3) increase pricing transparency.
Accelerate Adoption of Value-Based Care
Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs
High Costs, Broken Promises: Healthcare in America West Health annually convenes a summit in the nation’s capital focused on fueling the best ideas, innovations and practical policy prescriptions to change the trajectory of the cost of healthcare in America. Aligning closely with the West Health Policy Center’s work, the summit features leaders from many sectors of healthcare, including policymakers, healthcare providers, health systems, researchers, economists, insurers, government, industry, advocacy groups, and patients. Learn more about our 2019 Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit on April 2 and register here.
Launched in 2016 with support from the Gary and Mary West Foundation and the West Health Institute, our flagship model in acute geriatric emergency care serves as the site of a multi-year research initiative where we are studying health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of providing enhanced care for seniors within the Emergency Room.
West Health works with nonprofit hospitals, healthcare organizations, universities and foundations across the U.S. with the goal of lowering the cost of healthcare and accelerating the research and development of new, more effective ways of delivering care for seniors.
The American College of Emergency Physicians promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality care for people living with a serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools, and technical assistance necessary to redesign care systems that effectively meet this need.
The institute is collaborating with Geisinger Health System to study treatment at home options that would provide healthcare in a patient’s home as an alternative to hospitalization.
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities.
Helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives.
The John A. Hartford Foundation invests in aging experts and practice innovations that transform how the care of older adults is delivered. Since 1982, The John A. Hartford Foundation has awarded more than $565 million in grants to enhance the health and well-being of older people.
UC San Diego Health is committed to creating a healthier world – one life at a time – through new science, new medicine and new cures.
UnityPoint Health has a vision for health care, and it starts with you and their motto: "Best outcome for every patient every time."
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