The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has announced it is working with MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to enhance care for the increasing number of older patients treated by nurse practitioners and physician assistants in MinuteClinic locations across the country.
The project is being supported with a one-year planning grant as part of JAHF's Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative. A CWRU team will work with MinuteClinic to plan the implementation of the “4Ms” (What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility), the Age-Friendly initiative’s cornerstone framework designed to be equally effective in acute care and ambulatory settings.
The team, with advising from IHI, will incorporate 4M-specific assessments and interventions into existing electronic medical record-keeping and help train staff. Ultimately, the goal is to bring this Age-Friendly care to all 1,100 MinuteClinic locations nationwide and train more than 2,900 nurse practitioners and physician assistants.