In the U.S., the population of older adults with complex health care needs is growing rapidly. For older adults, health care can be complicated. They are more likely to experience duplication of services, multiple transitions between care settings, harm from medications, and lack of planning that incorporates the goals of patients and their families. Many care sites, including hospitals, health systems, physician clinicians, and ambulatory settings, have implemented the 4Ms Framework. Age-friendly care teams assess their current workflows to understand which processes can be eliminated or improved, with guidance from the 4Ms. These teams are using evidence-based practices to enhance quality, efficiency and the patient and family experience. In this course, learn more about this program, the influence it is having on the care of older adults, and the COVID impact on this population.
At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
- Analyze the impact COVID-19 has had on transitions and care coordination for older adults
- Describe the concepts of an Age-Friendly Health System
- List the key initiatives of the "What Matters" program
- Recognize the long-term effects to providers, patients, and their family caregivers recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic
Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN
Executive Director, National Transitions of Care Coalition
About the Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity, except as identified below.
Cheri A. Lattimer, RN, BSN, faculty for this educational course, was an Advisory Board Member for Ferring Pharmaceuticals, and this relationship has since ended.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
ACCREDITATION & CREDIT
The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.
This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.
This activity is valid from June 12, 2022, through April 29, 2024. Original release date: April 30, 2021.
This session was recorded live at our 2021 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: 20/20 Insight into Value-Based, Quality Care. Courses may be taken individually to earn incremental CME/CE credits. However, if you plan on taking the full 7-hour course, you will not be able to claim credit for individual sessions.
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