Transitions in Care for Older Adults

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<p>Older adults are vulnerable to breakdowns in care as they transition between care settings. Despite consistent positive outcomes, research-based approaches to enhance transitions in care are not routinely integrated into clinical practice.<br><br>To help bridge the gap between evidence-based practices and current approaches to transitions, the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Section on Health Care Delivery will host a presentation, <a href="">Transitions in Care for Older Adults</a>, on April 22, 2008. Commonwealth Fund Assistant Vice President Mary Jane Koren, M.D., M.P.H., will moderate the event, which is part of the series, "Building a More Responsive Health Care System for Aging Population in New York."<br><br><strong>What: </strong>"Transitions in Care for Older Adults"<br><br><strong>When:</strong> April 22, 2008, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br><br><strong>Where:</strong> 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street<br><br><strong>Panelists:</strong> Kathryn Bowles, Ph.D., R.N., Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Randall Krakauer, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., National Medical Director, Retiree Markets, Aetna, Inc.; Mary Naylor, Ph.D., R.N., Marian S. Ware Professor of Gerontology and Director of the New Courtland Center for Transitions and Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; Mark Pauly, Ph.D., Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School<br><br>To get more information and to register, go to the <a href="">NYAM Web site</a>.</p>