JAHF in the News

Reducing Readmissions

California Healthline interviews Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, on shrinking the “no-care zone” between hospital and home through the Care Transitions Program and Project BOOST. Watch the video here.

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Authorities on Aging

Hartford grantees discuss “Preparing More Care of Elderly” in The New York Times with perspectives from UCLA’s David Reuben, MD; the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Geraldine Bednash, PhD, FAAN, RN; NYU’s Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, a creator ofNICHE; and the University of Pennsylvania’s Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN. Read more.

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Solutions to Aging Care

The Washington Post and News 21 examine solutions to caring for the growing elderly population and profile two Hartford grantees: Sharon Levine, MD and the Chief Resident Immersion Training program (CRIT) (read more); and Bruce Leff, MD and Hospital at Home(read more).

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Defeating Delerium

A recent New York Times story “Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly” cites the work of Beeson Scholar Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, of Indiana University.

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Spotlight on Readmissions

The New York Times profiles the success of Hartford grantees Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, creator of the Care Transitions Program, and the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Project BOOST in reducing preventable hospital readmissions. Read more in “Aftercare Tips for Patients Checking Out of the Hospital”. The Boston Globe also cites Dr. Coleman and Hartford grantee Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN, in “Back in the Hospital Again.”

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Simmons Appointed to Advisory Council on Aging

W. June Simmons, CEO of the Partners in Care Foundation and a Foundation grantee, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Aging. The council is among several national research advisory councils reporting to the director of the National Institutes of Health concerning pertinent programs. Read more about the Advisory Council and Simmon.

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Tinetti Named MacArthur Fellow

Longtime Hartford grantee Dr. Mary Tinetti, director of the Hartford Center for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training at the Yale University School of Medicine, was named a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellow for her work in the area of falls prevention for older adults. See more on Hartford blog.

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Reducing Avoidable Hospital Readmissions

A new report, “Health Care Leader Action Guide to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions,” co-funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, and co-authored by the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association, offers an overview of the top research and practice models that have succeeded in reducing avoidable hospital readmissions. This information will help hospital leadership adapt these strategies to their own needs, and not only hold down rising health care costs, but provide better quality care to hospital patients as well – the vast majority of whom are older adults. Read theā€¦

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