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IU, Regenstrief initiative aims to decrease hospitalization of nursing home residents
Date:10/24/2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- The OPTIMISTIC study, an innovative initiative developed by research-clinicians from Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute to improve health care, reduce avoidable hospitalizations and increase access to palliative care, is now underway in 19 nursing facilities throughout Central Indiana. The program is supported by a $13.4 million 2012 award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Emergency room visits and hospitalizations are common but extremely stressful to nursing home residents -- many of whom are physically frail and/or cognitively impaired -- and to their families. Total costs for these potentially avoidable hospitalizations for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees for 2011 have been estimated by CMS to be an estimated $3 billion.

The goal of OPTIMISTIC -- Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care -- is to improve care and communication within nursing facilities and between these facilities and acute care institutions so problems can be caught and dealt with before it becomes necessary to transport a resident to the hospital.

"We chose the acronym OPTIMISTIC to set a tone for how we feel about the potential to improve care for this vulnerable population," said OPTIMISTIC project co-director Kathleen T. Unroe, M.D., MHA, Regenstrief Institute investigator, assistant professor of medicine at the IU School of Medicine and IU Center for Aging Research center scientist. "Working with the IU School of Nursing and the University of Indianapolis, and community partners including nursing homes, we are providing education and training in real-world environments to develop a new model of care, putting increased resources into nursing homes, which we hope will result in system change in Indiana and across the nation."

For example, nursing aides working in the 19 nursing homes are trained to recognize warning signs to identify
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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University
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