Age-Friendly Health System Symposium

Jointly provided by Providence and Swedish Medical Center

Join us for a virtual event designed to energize, educate, and engage caregivers and colleagues in Providence’s journey to becoming an Age-Friendly Health System.

To better serve our communities, Providence is one of five pioneering health systems to participate in the creation of an Age-Friendly Health System, which is based on the 4Ms framework: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility. In 2019, Providence’s Clinical Council added an essential 5th M for Malnutrition, another common issue for older adults. 

During this 3-hour symposium, pioneering partners Don Berwick, MD and Amy Berman, RN will join Providence leaders to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on older adults, Providence’s commitment to leading as an Age-Friendly Health System, and how we can leverage our “5Ms” framework to guide our way.

President Emeritus and Senior Fellow
Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Senior Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation

Meet the full line-up of Providence speakers

-All times are Pacific Daylight Time-

8 a.m. - Welcome

Jennifer Bayersdorfer, MHA
Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Providence

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD
President & Chief Clinical Officer, Providence

8:10 a.m. - Reflection & Safety Story

Eleanor Martinez Smith
Patient, Providence

8:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased ability to describe the impact of Age-Friendly Care on the patient experience and identify the ways in which Age-Friendly Health Systems contribute to health equity.

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD
President & Chief Clinical Officer, Providence

Carrie Rubenstein, MD
Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill & Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director

8:30 a.m. - Introduction to the Age-Friendly Initiative

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased ability to describe the AFHS initiative and outline the 4Ms of age-friendly care.

Donald M. Berwick, MD
President Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

8:45 a.m. - What is an Age-Friendly Health System and Why Does it Matter?

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased ability to review and discuss the AFHS framework; summarize the importance of implementing the AFHS initiative; and identify how implementing the AFHS framework can have a beneficial impact on the care of older adults.

Donald M. Berwick, MD
President Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Rod Hochman, MD
President & CEO, Providence

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD
President & Chief Clinical Officer, Providence

Syl Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, FAAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer, Providence

9:30 a.m. - Age-Friendly Health Systems: Evidence, Outcomes & the Impact of COVID-19

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased ability to review the impact of COVID-19 on older adults and explore the evidence that age-friendly health systems positively impact care of the older adult.

Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN
Senior Program Officer, The John A. Hartford Foundation

10 a.m. - Age-Friendly Care at Providence: Care Across the Continuum

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased ability to review and discuss caring for older adults across the care continuum and examine the application of AFHS principles in a real-world example (e.g., in the outpatient setting, emergency care setting, acute/inpatient setting, and home and community care setting). The attendee will also have an increased ability to outline the essential elements to AFHS designation and formulate clinical rationale that supports AFHS designation.

Carrie Rubenstein, MD
Swedish Family Medicine - First Hill & Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Director

Marian Hodges, MD, MPH
Bain Chair of Geriatric Medicine & Regional Medical Director, Senior Health Program

Jordan Roth, MD
Family Medicine Physician, PMG Orenco Family Medicine Clinic

Daniel Safranek, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Physician, Medical Director, Providence Alaska Medical Center

Jamie Eggert, RN, MSN, CNML
Clinical Nursing Director, Emergency Services, Providence Alaska Medical Center

Matthew Gonzales, MD, FAAHPM
Chief Medical Information Officer, Institute for Human Caring

10:45 a.m. - Call to Action: Next Steps on our Providence Age-Friendly Journey

At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendee will provide better patient care through an increased ability to outline the next steps for Providence to achieve AFHS designation and recognize one’s role in leading and supporting AFHS designation.

Jennifer Bayersdorfer, MHA
Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Providence

11 a.m. - Adjourn
Overview

The Age-Friendly Innovation Challenge encourages our caregivers and clinicians to bring their ideas to life through one-time grant awards that align with building an Age Friendly Health System. The Providence Age-Friendly Health System promotes the 5Ms for age-friendly health: What Matters, Medication, Mentation, Malnutrition and Mobility.

Our goal is simple: to make all care for older adults age-friendly care, guided by essential evidence-based practices (5Ms), causing no harm and aligning with what matters most to the older adult and their family.

Purpose

Our caregivers and clinicians are the experts when it comes to knowing what it takes to serve our patients and communities best, and this innovation challenge is intended to spark creativity, generate idea diversity, grow a culture of innovative thinkers and recognize and support the resourcefulness of those passionate about delivering age friendly care.

The Challenge "in a nutshell"
  • Challenge will consist of two phases: proposals and a “pitch fest” where finalists present their idea to a panel who determines the final awards.
  • Proposals will be accepted through June 30, 2021 and finalists for the pitch fest will be announced in mid-July. The pitch fest will be held in early to mid-August.
  • Project grant awards of up to $100,000 are available, though smaller grant requests are welcome.
  • Projects should be “shovel ready,” so that work can begin immediately after awards are granted in August.
Eligibility

Caregivers employed through Providence and clinicians aligned with Providence are eligible to apply. Applications created jointly with external partners are encouraged.

Application process
  • A simple application process is involved, and sessions will be held to help participants with less experience produce well-developed and articulated projects.
  • Projects should reflect and strengthen the delivery of age-friendly 5M care to older adults. Projects focused on integrating the 5Ms are strongly encouraged, but applicants are welcome to submit a proposal focusing in on a particular aspect of age friendly care.
  • Special consideration will be given to projects that address the intersection of health equity and age-friendly care.
  • A final summary report on project outcomes will be requested to help disseminate learning throughout the system.
  • Winning projects will be featured at next year’s Age-Friendly Health Symposium and other potential forums.

Download the application packet

2021 Innovation Challenge Submissions Closed

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CNE and CME credits will be provided for this event.

Providence Nursing Institute is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation with Commendation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and Providence. Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AFHS Course and Disclosure Information (PDF)