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  • 2012 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards – MediCaring.org
    from chronic and degenerative diseases increase the physician skills and virtues necessary to provide good end of life care also increase The aim of The Hastings Center Cunniff Dixon Physician Awards is to foster those skills and virtues by providing financial prizes to those physicians young and old who have shown their care of patients to be exemplary a model of good medicine for other physicians and a great benefit in advancing the centrality of end of life care as a basic part of the doctor patient relationship There are five annual prizes totaling 95 000 one prize of 25 000 for a senior physician one prize of 25 000 for a mid career physician and three prizes of 15 000 for early career physicians The nomination form is available here http www thehastingscenter org PhysicianAwards Key words EOL end of life physician awards Hastings Center Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Do Awards Matter Hastings Center Cuniff Dixon Physician Awards Make a Difference Workforce Development Hartford Foundation blog on direct care workers MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital

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  • physican awards – MediCaring.org
    Great progress has been made but there is still a distance to go As the number and percentage of people who die from chronic and degenerative diseases increase the physician skills and virtues necessary to provide good end of life care also increase The aim of The Hastings Center Cunniff Dixon Physician Awards is to foster those skills and virtues by providing financial prizes to those physicians young and old who have shown their care of patients to be exemplary a model of good medicine for other physicians and a great benefit in advancing the centrality of end of life care as a basic part of the doctor patient relationship There are five annual prizes totaling 95 000 one prize of 25 000 for a senior physician one prize of 25 000 for a mid career physician and three prizes of 15 000 for early career physicians The nomination form is available here http www thehastingscenter org PhysicianAwards Key words EOL end of life physician awards Hastings Center MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano Launches Caring Transitions of Central Connecticut

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  • Social Workers Key to Improving Medication Management in Innovative HomeMeds Program – MediCaring.org
    might coincide with medications This information is entered into an electronic record which launches an alert if problems are indicated After a follow up call to verify that the patient is in fact taking the problem medication the project s consultant pharmacist reviews the patient s information to develop a plan of care If a change in prescribing is indicated the pharmacist sends the comprehensive medication assessment and recommendations to the patient s physician The pharmacist tracks the status of the report and notes any changes in medication in the record The goal of the program is to keep patients out of the nursing home and as Simmons says Take the right medications and take them the right way Over 40 sites around the country have adopted HomeMeds and are using it in diverse settings including post hospital care transitions programs physician groups area agencies on aging an Indian tribal community assisted living homecare home delivered meals and Medicaid waiver programs In a YouTube video about the work Simmons describes her hope that this intervention will become a routine part of improving public health like putting fluoride in the water Those interested in learning more about the program can read detailed studies at www homemeds org A four minute video is available at http www youtube com user ithealthcare And more information is available by contacting Sandy Atkins at email protected key words medication management medication reconciliation geriatrics social workers Partners in Care Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI JAMA Report Finds Community Collaboration Key to Reducing Hospitalizations and Rehospitalizations Going

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  • medication management – MediCaring.org
    programs physician groups area agencies on aging an Indian tribal community assisted living homecare home delivered meals and Medicaid waiver programs In a YouTube video about the work Simmons describes her hope that this intervention will become a routine part of improving public health like putting fluoride in the water Those interested in learning more about the program can read detailed studies at www homemeds org A four minute video is available at http www youtube com user ithealthcare And more information is available by contacting Sandy Atkins at email protected key words medication management medication reconciliation geriatrics social workers Partners in Care Family Caregivers Doing More Than Ever Results from New UHF AARP Study Shed Light Posted by Janice Lynch Schuster on October 1 2012 No Responses Tagged with caregiving family caregivers medication management public policy Oct 01 2012 from the United Hospital Fund A report based on the first population based survey of its type shows that 46 percent of family caregivers in the U S perform medical and nursing tasks Three out of four provide medication management including administering IVs and injections for a family member with multiple chronic physical and cognitive conditions More than a third of these caregivers providing medical and nursing tasks reported doing wound care Other tasks include operating specialized medical equipment and monitors These and other findings are included in the new report published by the United Hospital Fund and the AARP Public Policy Institute The report is based on a national survey of 1 677 family caregivers who were asked about the medical and nursing tasks they perform and what they find difficult about performing them The report Home Alone Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care recommends actions to assist the more than 42 million family caregivers in the U S including encouraging health care professionals and providers to reassess the way they interact with caregivers ensuring that caregivers are well trained and prepared to perform difficult tasks revising how caregiving tasks are labeled and identified and addressing family caregivers needs in the development of new models of care The results of this study challenge the common perception of family caregiving as a set of personal care and household chores that most adults already do or can easily master The full report is available at http www uhfnyc org publications 880853 Key words family caregivers medication management AARP United Hospital Fund New CMS UHF Podcasts on Medication Management Posted by Janice Lynch Schuster on April 23 2012 No Responses Tagged with care transitions caregiver training medication management medication reconciliation Apr 23 2012 Posted on behalf of Carol Levine who Directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the United Hospital Fund s Next Step in Care campaign have collaborated on a series of podcasts on medication management for family caregivers and health care providers Six free educational podcasts Helping Patients and Caregivers Take the Next Step in Care Medication

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  • medication reconciliation – MediCaring.org
    learning more about the program can read detailed studies at www homemeds org A four minute video is available at http www youtube com user ithealthcare And more information is available by contacting Sandy Atkins at email protected key words medication management medication reconciliation geriatrics social workers Partners in Care New CMS UHF Podcasts on Medication Management Posted by Janice Lynch Schuster on April 23 2012 No Responses Tagged with care transitions caregiver training medication management medication reconciliation Apr 23 2012 Posted on behalf of Carol Levine who Directs the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the United Hospital Fund s Next Step in Care campaign have collaborated on a series of podcasts on medication management for family caregivers and health care providers Six free educational podcasts Helping Patients and Caregivers Take the Next Step in Care Medication Management are designed to help providers and caregivers think about the steps involved in medication management especially during transitions to and from hospital short and long term care in a nursing home and home care These podcasts are intended for family caregivers and for clinicians and other staff and are appropriate for caregiver training either as a loaner as part of a structured program for caregivers in a hospital or just to play in a waiting room Each podcast runs about 5 6 minutes Available at http nextstepincare org Caregiver Home Medication Management Guide videos about medication or at http www youtube com user CMSHHSgov videos CMS has 200 videos and you have to search for these Key words medication management medication reconciliation podcasts family caregivers caregiver training MATCH New AHRQ Toolkit Offers Guidance for Standardizing Medication Reconciliation Posted by Janice Lynch Schuster on December 12 2011 No Responses Tagged with care transitions discharge planning medication reconciliation patient safety Dec 12 2011 Groups looking to improve their medication reconciliation process a critical element of improved care transitions will find how to guidance in a just released Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality toolkit Medications at Transitions and Critical Handoffs MATCH Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation http www ahrq gov qual match match pdf Based on an online toolkit http www nmh org nm for physicians match developed by Gary Noskin M D and Kristine Gleason R Ph the toolkit offers step by step information on how to launch and sustain a standardized medication reconciliation process Doing so is an essential element of many patient safety and quality initiatives including those sponsored or supported by The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Communication about medications is one of eight key areas covered by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems HCAHPS and is a critical element in standards related to meaningful use of electronic health records The toolkit authors explain that medication reconciliation involves a complex process of finding discrepancies between a patient s current medications compared to those included in doctor admission transfer or discharge orders

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  • Partners in Care – MediCaring.org
    spending that are required to get us on the right track But at the community level enterprising Americans are problem solvers not analysts and finger pointers They figure out who needs what and then set out to make it happen Somewhere along the way they invariably form a non profit association to bring people together to get the job done Indeed the American do it yourself tradition of forming local voluntary associations to solve problems has deep roots in our culture The British statesman and political philosopher Edmund Burke called these voluntary associations the little platoons of society and argued that society s little platoons will out perform and out innovate the big battalions of government on most days on most issues especially human services I was privileged last week to see a pioneering and highly effective little platoon up close Founded in 1993 and called Partners in Care known as PIC it is headquartered in Pasadena on Ritchie Highway Driven by feisty professional women starting with CEO and co founder Barbara Huston and a steadfast high energy staff PIC is dedicated to changing the experience of aging by enabling aging adults to remain in their own home townhouse or apartment throughout their bonus years Last year for example PIC member volunteers most of whom are themselves seniors contributed tens of thousands of hours to helping other seniors including more than 9 000 rides for more than 160 000 miles of door through door and arm in arm transportation services Most transportation is for medical services doctors appointments and the like followed by grocery shopping and running errands such as banking and the post office PIC member volunteers also provide home maintenance and handyman services that include fixing leaky faucets changing light bulbs painting cutting the grass and installing home safety equipment such as grab bars railings shower seats and toilet risers PIC s lifeline service provides a personal emergency response e g I ve fallen and I can t get up to help older adults live safely at home providing a sense of security to those living alone and to their families who may live down the street or hundreds or even thousands of miles away And PIC provides advocacy services to help elders resolve issues with others in the community such as utilities and landlords Here s how this little platoon works When PIC members provide a service such as transportation their time is banked in the PIC time exchange like a savings account Though no one who needs a service is denied according to Huston the PIC exchange is based on the premise that everyone has time or talent to contribute even if it s to read a book to an elder with impaired eyesight When a member volunteer performs a task or service for another member he or she earns credit hours that are banked for a later date or donated to another person By sharing skills among a large network of people a community is

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  • social workers – MediCaring.org
    both medical and nonmedical They report on particular problems such as changes in blood pressure or other vital signs falls increased confusion that might coincide with medications This information is entered into an electronic record which launches an alert if problems are indicated After a follow up call to verify that the patient is in fact taking the problem medication the project s consultant pharmacist reviews the patient s information to develop a plan of care If a change in prescribing is indicated the pharmacist sends the comprehensive medication assessment and recommendations to the patient s physician The pharmacist tracks the status of the report and notes any changes in medication in the record The goal of the program is to keep patients out of the nursing home and as Simmons says Take the right medications and take them the right way Over 40 sites around the country have adopted HomeMeds and are using it in diverse settings including post hospital care transitions programs physician groups area agencies on aging an Indian tribal community assisted living homecare home delivered meals and Medicaid waiver programs In a YouTube video about the work Simmons describes her hope that this intervention will become a routine part of improving public health like putting fluoride in the water Those interested in learning more about the program can read detailed studies at www homemeds org A four minute video is available at http www youtube com user ithealthcare And more information is available by contacting Sandy Atkins at email protected key words medication management medication reconciliation geriatrics social workers Partners in Care MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions

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  • AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program site for consumers launches – MediCaring.org
    the Health Priorities Snapshot aimed at understanding quality of life issues patients rank the importance of being able to engage in common daily activities while undergoing treatment The treatment option guides range from issues surrounding heart health and musculoskeletal problems to mental health and pregnancy and childbirth None of the guidelines however speak directly to issues facing frail elders and their caregivers there is nothing on living with a serious illness that will prove fatal for instance or on treatment decisions surrounding Alzheimer disease The site does a good job of encouraging patients to be partners in their care and over time perhaps guides of special interest to older adults and their caregivers will be added We see the best outcomes when doctors and patients work together to come up with a treatment plan that takes into account the patient s quality of life concerns said AHRQ Director Carolyn M Clancy M D Information is power in health care and this campaign will provide patients with the information they need to become partners with their doctors in their health and health care The ads and the new website features can be found at http www effectivehealthcare ahrq gov options ECem 110630 Keywords patient decisionmaking patient activation treatment options social marketing evidence based treatment guidelines Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI 2011 update on the costs of family caregiving MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care

    Original URL path: http://medicaring.org/2011/07/05/ahrqs-effective-health-care-program-site-for-consumers-launches/ (2016-04-30)
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