30 U.S. Health Systems Comprise New Age-Friendly Collaborative

April 18, 2024
The 30 health systems, which include hospitals and convenient care clinics, will all try to achieve Institute for Healthcare Improvement recognition.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is launching a so-called “Age-Friendly System-Wide Spread Collaborative, engaging 30 U.S. health systems to accelerate and spread adoption of evidence-based, high-quality care for older adults across all of their sites and care settings.” They announced the collaborative on April 16.

The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative has “recognized 3,907 care settings as Age-Friendly since 2018, benefiting 3.29 million older adults.” Age-Friendly Health Systems emphasize what they call the “4Ms: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility.”

The 30 health systems part of this newly-announced collective include “hospitals, ambulatory care practices, convenient care clinics, and nursing homes.” They will each seek to achieve “an ambitious new IHI recognition for system-wide spread of the 4Ms.”

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