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What Matters – Age-Friendly Health Systems Info Webinar – Aug. 18

KHERF (Aug. 7, 2020) – In March 2012, Michael Barry, MD, and Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, introduced the concept of asking patients "What matters to you?" in addition to asking, "What is the matter?" Their goal was to increase providers' awareness of critical issues in their patients' lives that could drive customized plans of care. Since then, organizations around the world have been encouraging providers and health care organizations to ask patients and their caregivers about "What Matters" to them to inform their care.

"What Matters" is the foundation of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Join us on Aug. 18 to learn more about Age-Friendly Health System's aim and the 4Ms. You will hear from one Kansas Critical Access Hospital about their experiences working to achieve the Age-Friendly Health System designation. In addition, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation's team will share how to join an upcoming Kansas initiative.


--Jennifer Findley