AcuteCare for Elders (ACE) tracker and e-Geriatrician: methods to disseminate ACE concepts to hospitals with no geriatricians on staff.

@article{Malone2010AcuteCareFE,
  title={AcuteCare for Elders (ACE) tracker and e-Geriatrician: methods to disseminate ACE concepts to hospitals with no geriatricians on staff.},
  author={Michael L. Malone and Marsha A. Vollbrecht and Jeff Stephenson and Laura Burke and Patti Pagel and James S Goodwin},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={161-7}
}
This article describes an innovative method to disseminate the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) model of care for hospitalized older patients implemented at 11 community hospitals in Wisconsin. The ACE Tracker is a computer-generated checklist of all older patients in a facility that takes information from multiple areas of the electronic medical record to identify the older patients' risk factors for functional decline and poor outcomes. The ACE Tracker report was validated against in-person… CONTINUE READING
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