HMC engages in age-friendly health systems program for older adults

HMC engages in age-friendly health systems program for older adults

Doha: The Division of Geriatrics and Lengthy-Time period Care at Hamad Medical Company (HMC) groups up with Hamad Healthcare High quality Institute (HHQI) and the Institute for Healthcare Enchancment (IHI) to implement an evidence-based method designed to advertise age-friendly care that addresses the distinctive wants and desires of older adults. By means of the implementation of an Age-Pleasant Health System, the program goals to help a greater high quality of life for older adults in Qatar.

Turning into an Age-Pleasant Health System entails reliably offering a set of 4 evidence-based parts of high-quality care, generally known as the “4Ms” to all older adults in a system. The “4Ms” embrace (1) What Issues (recognition of older grownup’s particular care preferences); (2) Medicine (reviewing medicine holistically from a extra age-friendly perspective); (3) Mentation (forestall, establish, deal with, and handle dementia, despair, and delirium throughout settings of care); (4) Mobility (encouraging every day motion in older adults to assist them preserve operate).

A number of workshops had been not too long ago convened with main members from the Geriatric and Lengthy-Time period care workforce, together with professional enablers from HHQI and IHI to develop the implementation of an Age-Pleasant Health System at HMC. Dr. Abdulla Al Ansari, Chief Medical Officer at HMC stated he was happy to see the numerous progress made through the Age-Pleasant Health Systems Collaborative conferences: “This evidence-based approach will enhance the care delivered to older patients in Qatar. The collaboration between our Geriatric team, the Quality Improvement advisors, and IHI will enable HMC to spread knowledge about age-friendly healthcare systems and build capacity and capability within our organization, and we will be happy to share our knowledge with others outside our organization.”

Dr. Hanadi Al-Hamad, Nationwide Health Technique Lead for Wholesome Ageing, Chairperson for Geriatrics and Lengthy-Time period Care at HMC, and Medical Director at Rumailah Hospital and the Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, stated that this Collaborative enhances the in depth work that has been carried out to ship extra specialised, evidence-based healthcare to Qatar’s older inhabitants.

“We’ve come a good distance in our efforts to offer extra focused and built-in geriatric care that addresses the particular wants and desires of our affected person inhabitants. The “4Ms” present a framework for us to construct on the work we’ve carried out thus far and allow us to imbed age-friendly system ideas throughout HMC”, stated Dr. Al-Hamad. “This work aligns with the work that is being carried out within the WHO Collaborating Center for Healthy Ageing and Dementia, which was recently established as a partnership between the WHO and the Department of Geriatrics and Long-Term Care at HMC.”

“We are pleased to partner with the HHQI and IHI experts who are sharing resource tools and best practice methodology that will enable us to spread the knowledge to a wider audience to support our efforts to provide the best care possible to older people across Qatar.”

The Age-Pleasant Health Systems Collaborative in Qatar goals to enhance entry to healthcare to boost health outcomes and the standard of life for older adults. A key focus is on utilizing sources, instruments, and finest practices which are tried and examined, and this experience is being supplied by HHQI. Collectively, the HHQI college and Geriatric healthcare groups are selling cross-collaboration amongst services and groups to share concepts, successes, and alternatives for enchancment.

Nasser Al Naimi, Deputy Chief of High quality, and Director at Hamad Healthcare High quality Institute (HHQI) and the Centre for Affected person Expertise and Employees Engagement (CPESE) stated that Age-Pleasant Health Systems ship a framework of evidence-based practices that may be carried out by healthcare systems desirous to ship higher care to a inhabitants group that’s usually extra susceptible: “Our goal is to enhance patient safety and align the care we provide to our older adults to what matters to them, their family and caregivers. We have multiple programs of work that support this goal. The Age-Friendly Health Systems Collaborative is one approach that aligns with the Flow Collaborative work that has been progressing for several years. Recognizing the unique needs of older geriatric patients, the Flow Collaborative also addresses the aim to deliver the “Right care” in the “Right place” on the “Right time”.

“At HHQI, we have developed a team of healthcare improvement advisors who are committed to sharing their knowledge and skills of IHI improvement methodologies to enable transformations in care that will benefit current and future patient groups. The 4Ms framework was presented at the recently held Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety, which represented a step in our efforts to promote awareness and training among a wider audience of healthcare professionals,” added Al Naimi.

Age-Pleasant Health Systems is an initiative of The John A. Hartford Basis and the Institute for Healthcare Enchancment (IHI), in partnership with the American Hospital Affiliation (AHA) and the Catholic Health Affiliation of the US (CHA), designed to fulfill this problem head on.

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