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Aging Brain Care model receives $7.8 million in CMS innovation funding
Date:6/21/2012

ng potentially harmful medications, prescribing new medications, initiating brain and physical exercise regimens, and working on reducing stress to improve daily life.

The ABC model provides individualized and integrated care through an interdisciplinary care team staffed by nurse-practitioners, social workers and care coordinator assistants. These teams work with patients, families, primary-care providers and specialists to develop patient-specific care plans, deliver evidence-based protocols, and respond to real-time monitoring and feedback, improving care and lowering cost through care management.

"We are grateful to Dr. Boustani and his team for their presence at Wishard and their thoughtful development and execution of this groundbreaking approach to care," said Lee Livin, chief financial officer for Wishard Health Services, who worked with Dr. Boustani to establish the Healthy Aging Brain Center at Wishard and will serve as co-director of this Aging Brain Care model expansion. "This is a terrific example of how Wishard's longstanding partnership with the Regenstrief Institute, widely recognized as a national model for health care innovation, directly benefits the patients we serve."

Partners in the CMS-supported project, in addition to the IU Center for Aging Research, Regenstrief and Wishard, are the Geriatrics Program of the IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, IU School of Medicine Simulation Center and the Indiana Network for Patient Care.

"The IU School of Medicine is delighted to learn of the Health Care Innovation Award to Dr. Boustani," said David Wilkes, M.D., executive associate dean for research affairs at the IU School of Medicine and the August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research. "This award is testament to his outstanding expertise in health care innovation and implementation science. Furthermore, this will leverage
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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
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