Program for Friday May 04, 2018

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Special Interest Group

GERIATRICS CONSULTATIVE SERVICES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Europe 6

Chair:  Ella H. Bowman, MD, PhD, AGSF, FAAHPM

This meeting is open to anyone who provides or is interested in providing geriatric medicine consultative services across all care settings. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from other practitioners how geriatrics consultative services are provided in various clinical settings. Discussion topics will include the extent to which our services are in demand; the types of patients whom we are asked to see; various collaborative efforts with other services; billing processes and concerns; incorporating geriatrics teaching within the consultative setting; and types of problems we encounter. All participants have the opportunity to join a list serve uniting members throughout the year wishing to stay connected for further collaboration, dissemination of knowledge, and to request assistance from like-minded colleagues when facing difficult challenges. This year's meeting as in past will offer time to learn from expert geriatrics consultants along with valuable time to collaborate with fellow attendees.

Special Interest Group

HEALTHY AGING

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 2

Co-Chairs: Kathryn Daniel, GNP & Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, MHS, AGSF, FACP

The Healthy Aging SIG offers an opportunity for networking between and among geriatric clinicians focused on Healthy Aging. During this meeting, we will discuss and explore projects, research, and new developments around this topic as well as implementation/intervention strategies with other like minded clinicians. 

Special Interest Group

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 3

Chair: Irene Hamrick, MD

The IT Issues Special Interest Group serves the AGS Membership by establishing a venue for members with an interest in Information Technology as it applies to Geriatrics.  These members see Electronic Health Records (EHR) as a means for improving medical care by reducing error rates, improving efficiency, augmenting communication, facilitating optimal reimbursement and decreasing expenses.  An important focus of this SIG is to provide information, support and an organized center for coordinating information and resources to optimize the use of EHR in a senior health care environment.  This includes ambulatory and long-term care senior health care settings and the transitions of care from one setting to another. Beyond health information exchange, this SIG also encompasses telemedicine and computerized assessment/biotechnology advancements including vital signs, laboratory testing, and imaging from remote locations. The current politics of health care reform, reimbursement and research as applicable to information technology are also areas of intense interest for this Group, as are security, privacy, costs, expansion, educational opportunities and future development of IT as societal demands on its role in geriatric medicine increase.

Special Interest Group

POLYPHARMACY

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: S. Hemisphere IV/V

Chair: Zachary A. Marcum, PharmD, PhD, BCPS & David S. H. Lee, PharmD, PhD

The Polypharmacy SIG meeting is an opportunity for those interested in improving medication use among older adults to share ideas, network, and have some fun. All are welcome!

Special Interest Group

POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Asia 4

Co-Chairs: Verna Reynolds Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF and Laura Trice, MD, CMD, FACP, AGSF

This SIG focuses on issues related to Post- Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  The Protecting Access to Medicare Act 2014 includes a provision for hospital readmission penalties for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) starting in 2018.  As the payment for SNF shifts from “fee for service” to “value based” there will be an increased emphasis on quality measures and reducing avoidable re-admission. Come prepared to share best practices and learn from your peers.

Special Interest Group

PROGRAM OF ALL-INCLUSIVE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY (PACE)

  • Date:
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Oceanic 1

Co-Chairs: Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby, MD & Susan Hardy, MD

PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly) is a comprehensive, fully integrated model which provides community-based care for nursing home eligible frail elders.  This session will provide information to people who are interested in working with or establishing a PACE organization. In addition people who are currently working with PACE organizations are encouraged to attend to share PACE stories and best practices for management of older adults with chronic diseases. We encourage anyone with questions to come and explore why this model has become so successful.