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Creating value with age-friendly health systems: Driving change and outcomes - Webconference

June 8, 2022

1 - 2 p.m.

Building upon EQIC’s unit-based safety focus, this presentation will address the importance of ensuring all care with older adults is age-friendly care. A health system is “age friendly” when it’s expertly designed to coordinate all our care as we age, while also making sure our personal needs, values, and preferences are at the heart of that care.

Participants will learn about age-friendly health systems, which aim to:

  • follow an essential set of evidence-based practices (known as the 4Ms);
  • cause no harm; and
  • align with what matters to the older adult and their family caregivers.

IHI faculty member Mary Tinneti, MD, will overview the “4Ms” framework — What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility—and key components of age-friendly care, which are intended to make the complex care of older adults manageable. When implemented together, the 4Ms represent a broad shift by health systems to focus on the needs of older adults resulting in significant improvements and optimizing value for all.

Participants also will hear how two age-friendly health systems navigated COVID-19 challenges and successfully piloted, tested and scaled up 4M care on their care units, hospital and across their health network.

EQIC invites and encourages the attendance of hospital staff responsible for unit-based safety, including key liaisons, chief nursing officers, chief quality officers, geriatricians, nursing managers and staff, social workers, care unit interdisciplinary team members including hospitalists, patient safety managers, educators and other providers who specialize in the care of older adults.


Mary Tinetti, MD, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor, Medicine and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine

Alan Roth, DO, Chairman of the MediSys Health Network Department of Family Medicine, Ambulatory Care and Community Medicine, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Deborah Snow, RN, BSN, Director of Med/Surg and ICU, Wyoming County Community Health System

For registration questions, contact: or (518) 431-7867

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