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Falling Through the Cracks: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Transitional Care


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On Tuesday, October 5, as part of the annual Elizabeth L. Rogers, M.D. Lecture in Geriatric Medicine, guest speaker Eric Coleman, M.D., M.P.H., an expert in transitional care for the elderly, will discuss problems with current systems and ways to improve care for geriatric patients.

People who need continuous, complex medical care frequently require that care in multiple settings, but transitions from one setting to another can fragment that care.  Despite how common these transitions have become the challenges of improving care have received little attention from policy makers, clinicians and quality improvement organizations.

Coleman, an associate professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado, will describe effective transition.  He will suggest new directions for improving quality at the state and national levels and propose a research agenda to advance the science of high-quality transitional care.  Coleman will also discuss his research on enhancing the role of patients and caregivers in improving the quality of care during transitions across acute and post-acute settings.

The Johns Hopkins Geriatric Center, recently ranked as one of the best by US News & World Report, provides comprehensive medical care for diseases and problems of the older adult.

DATE:      Tuesday, October 5th

TIME:      12:00 Noon


Atrium Auditorium 
Asthma and Allergy Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Campus
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Baltimore, MD 21224

CONTACT:      John M. Lazarou
Phone:           410-502-8902
Pager:            410-283-9695



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