NEJM Catalyst has published an article, "Measuring Patient Quality of Life: Time Is What Matters," by staff at Anne Arundel Health System.

The article details how the health system approaches and quantifies what matters to their patients - time with family and friends doing the things they enjoy. They created "the Time Is What Matters Measure (TWMM), which aggregates the time patients have saved from hospital reductions in readmissions, length of stay, and emergency department wait time."

"The TWMM was developed as part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, created by The John A. Hartford Foundation and supported by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. This initiative aims to improve the health outcomes that matter to older patients and their families."

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