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  • HealthLeaders Magazine: Hospitals Prep for More Patients with Dementia

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

    Writing for HealthLeaders magazine, Jacqueline Fellows reports on three keys to success in preparing hospitals and health systems for the growing number of patients with dementia: thoughtful avoidance of medical intervention, treating the family and not just the patient, and establishing clinical practice guidelines. The article features several Hartford grantees including Kyle Allen, a Practice Change Fellow, and Evelyn Granieri, who has served on the Geriatrics for Specialists Initiative council.  The article can be read here.

  • Top 10 Unanswered Questions Related to Acute Care of Older Persons

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

    The Acute Care of Older Persons Priority Setting Partnership within the Society of Hospital Medicine has posted its white paper, Creating and Supporting a Patient-centered Geriatrics and Hospital Medicine Research Agenda, which outlines the top 10 unanswered questions related to older adults in acute care settings.  The research agenda was developed using a patient-centered methodology incorporating older adults advocacy groups as well as providers and other stakeholders. The white paper, PowerPoint slides and an FAQ can be found by scrolling to the bottom of SHM's web site here

  • MedScape: Every Oncologist Is a Geriatric Oncologist

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

    A MedScape article by Zosia Chustecka, 'Every Oncologist Is a Geriatric Oncologist,' highlights the fact that cancer is a disease of aging and points to a new series of reports on geriatric oncology, published in a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.  The reports include work from Beeson Scholars Arti Hurria and William Dale, as well as other Hartford grantees.  The MedScape article can be read here and the report series overview can be accessed here.  

  • NIH Funding Opportunity: MD-PhD Training Program in Aging and the Social/Behavioral Sciences

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

    The NIA's MD-PhD Institutional Training Program in Aging and the Social/Behavioral Sciences is designed to help strengthen the pipeline of physician scholars dedicated to using social and behavioral science approaches to addressing the nation's challenges raised by population aging. Applications are due November 7, 2014.

  • Amy Berman Remembers and Honors Jessie Gruman in Health Affairs

    Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

    Jessie Gruman, founding president of the Center for Advancing Health, died on July 14, 2014 after a fifth bout with cancer. She was a hero to patients, families, and health care providers for her selfless work to help people better understand their role and responsibilities in supporting their own health. In the in a recent Health Affairs Blog post, Amy Berman, Hartford Foundation Senior Program Officer, honors and remembers Ms. Gruman as the "elegant, gracious, yet fierce warrior advocate" she was.  "She remained centered through the end of her days on improving the health of others."

  • Chris Langston in Kaiser Health News on CMMI Progress

    Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

    Christopher Langston, program director of the Hartford Foundation, was quoted in Kaiser Health News on the progress of the Affordable Care Act's $10 billion investment: the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), one of the federal government's most ambitious attempts ever to test new kinds of payment and care management to lower health care costs and improve quality.  The article reveals CMMI's expansive portfolio testing innovative models of care around the country and its "drop in the bucket" price tag relative to the Centers fo Medicare and Medicaid Services' $1 trillion annual spending and the proposed savings CMMI would offer taxpayers.

  • Hartford Grantee Eric Coleman in NY Times for Care Transitions Program

    Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

    The New York Times New Old Age Blog recently featured the Care Transitions Intervention program developed by Dr. Eric Coleman, Hartford grantee and MacArthur Genius.  The Care Transitions Intervention program aims to lower rehospitalizations—about one Medicare patient in five returns to the hospital within a month.  As part of the program, if patients agree, a coach comes to their homes—generally a nurse, sometimes a social worker or other health care professional—two to four days after discharge and spends up to an hour asking about patients’ goals as they recover, discussing medications, and coaching patients on self-advocacy in the health care system. Dr. Coleman’s brainchild has spread to over 900 hospitals, care organizations, Medicare Advantage plans, and area agencies on aging around the country.

  • In NPR Piece, Diane Meier Explains Medicare Care Choices Model

    Friday, Aug 1, 2014

    For seriously ill Medicare patients, making the choice to receive palliative care is often a difficult one. In order to receive hospice counseling and care, patients often have to make a decision to stop curative treatments for their disease. However, with a new pilot program called Medicare Care Choices Model, the 30,000 patients who will be enrolled in the program will be able to receive hospice care concurrently with potentially curative treatments. Hartford grantee and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, Dr. Diane Meier, spoke more about the issue to NPR.