Category Archives: Models of Care

Hartford Nursing Grantees’ Resources

Hartford nursing grantees have created a number of helpful aging-related resources for the nursing community. Highlights are listed here:

Curricula

Advanced Practice/Masters Review Materials

Creating a Geriatric Presence in Your School

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Spreading Innovations to Enhance Care for Older Adults

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Health Care Innovations Exchange to speed the implementation of new and better ways of delivering health care. The below interview of Hartford Senior Program Officer Amy Berman by the Innovations Exchange team was posted on the AHRQ website in March 2012. Ms. Berman also participated in an AHRQ Scale Up & Spread Round Table in May 2011.  Hartford grantee Dr. David Dorr from OHSU participated and presented his innovation, Care Management Plus, receiving feedback from a panel of experts including Ms. Berman.  A video of Dr. Dorr’s feedback session can be found here.

Spreading Innovations to Enhance Care for Older Adults: An Interview With Amy Berman of the John A. Hartford Foundation

Innovations Exchange: Tell us about the Hartford Foundation.

Berman: The John A. Hartford Foundation focuses on improving the health of older adults, which in turn helps to address some of the most critical issues facing the nation’s health care system, including spiraling costs, significant quality problems, and the systematic failure to engage patients, families, and caregivers in making health care decisions and managing health. The foundation is especially concerned with improving care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and functional impairment. These “frequent flyers” often end up being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of an initial discharge, a sign of very poor quality care that costs the nation an estimated $17.4 billion each year.

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