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Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 01:00 PM – Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 02:00 PM




Webinar Recordings

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AHA Team Training

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Members and Non-members


July 14, 2021

The nation’s adult population over age 65 is projected to reach 83.7 million by the year 2050, an increase from 21% of the population in 2012 to more than 39% in 2050. Age-Friendly Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. The initiative is designed to meet the needs of older adults, looking beyond acute events, engaging the whole community, and achieving better health for older adults. By focusing on four key areas— what matters, medications, mobility and mentation we aim to improve patient care, safety and outcomes; improve patient and family engagement in care; and reduce length of stay and readmissions. This webinar provides an overview of Rush University Medical Center’s journey of becoming an Age-Friendly Health System, the impact it has made on its patient population, along with the benefits and opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the need for health systems to become age-friendly
  • Review and apply the Age-friendly care model which focuses on implementing evidence-based strategies and practices across four core elements (improve patient care, safety and outcomes, improve patient and family engagement in care and reduce length of stay and readmissions)
  • Review the progress and challenges of the initiative at a site and hear about how your organization can become involved


  • Marie Cleary-Fishman, BSN, MS, MBA, CPHQ
    Vice President, Clinical Quality, American Hospital Association
  • Magdalena Bednarczyk, MD
    Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Geriatric Medicine at Rush University Medical Center
  • Mosmi Surati, MD
    Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

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