The Age-Friendly Health System Movement – Hosted by the Healthcare Committee

Dr. William A. Haseltine

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : October 10, 2018

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $0.00

2018-10-10 08:00:00 2018-10-10 09:30:00 Asia/Singapore The Age-Friendly Health System Movement – Hosted by the Healthcare Committee - AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium AmCham Singapore Register for event

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Description


The Age-Friendly Health System movement, pioneered by five health systems in the US, seeks to move beyond a programmatic approach to delivering care for older adults, to a transformational approach that trains health systems to better care for aging populations.

Dr. William A. Haseltine recently wrote in a Forbes article on the Age-Friendly Health System movement, "Our healthcare system needs to rethink how we care for older adults. Older adults have more complex needs than other populations, but they struggle to meet those needs within and across all care settings -- from home to clinics to hospitals and long-term care facilities and back home again....Despite our current ecosystem of electronic health records and quality measurement, the often frustrating reality is that much of what is important to older people is rarely captured in the data, such as quality of life, function and goals.
  One program alone will not fix this."

The Age-Friendly Health System movement is based on 4Ms: mobility, medications, mentation, and what matters. Implemented in the five health systems and adjoining pilot programs, they have already seen impact in 481 care settings. Their goal is ambitious: by 2020, they hope to enroll 20% of all health systems in the US in their seven month leadership program to train health systems to be age-friendly.

Familiar elements such as quality metrics, cost savings, better value in health care, and reduced harm are all a part of the Age-Friendly Health System movement.
  What is unfamiliar and will be truly revolutionary will be integrating the 4Ms meaningfully into health care across settings and transitions, especially everything that matters to the person and what she values most.

About the Speaker

Dr. William A. Haseltine

Dr. Haseltine was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health from 1976 to 1993, where he was founder and the chair of two academic research departments, the Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and the Division of Human Retrovirology. He is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He is chairman of the US-China Health Summit and a member of the advisory council for the Koch Institute of MIT and the Life Sciences Foundation. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India), the Ragon Institute, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.