The population of people aged 65 years and older is expected to grow from 43.1 million in 2012 to an estimated 83.7 million by 2050 in the United States. Older people are more likely to develop health conditions that require complex care, age-specific screening, assessment, and management strategies. However, primary care clinics within the United States are not yet prepared to meet these age-specific health care needs. The Age-Friendly Health System was introduced by the John A Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), American Hospital Association (AHA), and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in 2017, and aims to implement an essential set of evidence-based practices; cause no harm; and align with what matters to the older adults and their caregivers. The Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) is a five-year project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). A primary goal of the GWEP program is to transform primary care clinical training and practice sites to provide Age-Friendly care. The 4Ms smartset was designed based on the Age-Friendly Health System 4Ms framework to address four evidence-based strategies that related to what matters, medication, mentation, and mobility. This 4Ms smartset will be piloted at the Smiley’s M Health Fairview Clinic, a community clinic associated with the University of Minnesota, for 65 and older patients who visit the clinic for routine checks between June to August. 4Ms smartset and implementation methods will be modified based on feedback and results that are collected after the piloting. Transitioning the primary care to Age-Friendly Health System by implementing the 4Ms smartset on EMR is a distinctive movement in primary care. Data will be collected three months after the implementation of the 4Ms smartset and the results will be shared in the Lightning Talk.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.