Special Issue "Selected Papers from 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models"

A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. James S. Powers

1. Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 7159 Vanderbilt Medical Center East,Nashville, TN 37232, USA
2. Clinical Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Nashville TN, USA
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Interests: geriatrics education; long-term care; geriatric nutrition; frail elderly; quality improvement; geriatric care models
Guest Editor
Dr. Kenneth J. Shay

Formerly director of Geriatric Programs, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, USA
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Interests: geriatric oral health; aspiration pneumonia; models of geriatric care; community partnerships

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geriatrics will hold the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models (https://sciforum.net/conference/IECGCM-1) online from 1–30 April 2019. The conference willcover a wide range of topics in Geriatric Care Models. A non-exhaustive list of potential topics includes:

  • Long-term care;
  • Home- and community-based care;
  • Outpatient care;
  • Inpatient geriatric evaluation;
  • Transitions of care.

Geriatric patients represent a population for which care management may be beneficial to improve outcomes and to provide value-based, patient-centric healthcare. Many healthcare organizations are struggling to develop risk-based population health-management strategies. Geriatric care models focus on high-risk, high-need patients and can be valuable resources for healthcare organizations.

Consider submitting work on geriatric risk assessment and management, social and behavioral determinants of health, functional assessment, caregiver support, team-based care, and telehealth. The utilization of Big Data, artificial intelligence, and the electronic health record (EHR) to identify and monitor high-risk patients is of great interest. In addition to clinical needs, the high-need population will also require consideration of behavioral, functional, and social needs with enhanced provision of social and community support services.

Potential contributions may include innovative models of care, such as accountable care organizations, advanced alternative payment models, transitions of care models, telehealth programs, patient-centered medical homes, acute care for elderly units, early mobility and healthy aging programs, medication reconciliation, and quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) programs. Submissions with data and analyses are particularly welcome. Additionally, thoughtful descriptive proposals of data analytics and continuous feedback to clinicians, identification of high-need patients, improving the cultural environment and attitudes regarding aging and society, health policy concerns, and successful team-based and collaborative care models are welcome.

Part of the Special Issue will include selected invited contributions from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models (IECGCM-1). However, we also encourage other contributions from the broader geriatrics community.

Prof. Dr. James S. Powers
Dr. Kenneth J. Shay
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geriatrics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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