Modern Healthcare has published an article by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, The John A. Hartford Foundation, "Age-Friendly Health Systems Transform Care for Older Adults," as part of its Executive Insight series.

Dr. Fulmer explains that the age-friendly health systems initiative is built around four essential, interrelated elements that guide healthcare interactions with older patients, and she discusses who is involved in the age-friendly health systems movement and what progress the initiative has achieved. 

"At Anne Arundel Medical Center, they’ve quantified the amount of time the system gives back to their older patients through early discharges and reduced avoidable readmissions. They’re giving real time back to their patients to do the things they want to do instead of being in the hospital."
 

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To learn more about the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, click here.