The Hallman Lecture Series presents
Dr. Brant E. Fries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
This presentation covers three recent studies demonstrating a range of applications of assessment data.
The first is a head-to-head comparison of several state-specific criteria used to determine eligibility for publicly-funded long-term care supports and services, now made possible by the adoption of the same assessment instrument across these states. The second is the development of a decision tool for designing a $2B statewide nursing home payment system. The final study examines the effect on elderly and disabled persons of the lead water contamination in Flint Michigan, compared to five other Michigan inner cities.
All three represent opportunities to use secondary data, collected as part of the clinical process, to inform important governmental policy decisions about long-term services and supports.
Free. Everyone welcome.
Lecture 2:30-3:30 p.m. Reception to follow.
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About the speaker
Brant Fries, PhD is a Professor of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health and Research Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan, and Chief, Health Systems Research at the Ann Arbor VA Geriatric Research and Educational Center. He also is a founder and the president of interRAI, an international research consortium developing standards for the assessment of vulnerable populations.
His research is focused on the use of assessment data for decision-making, from the clinical to policy levels. He is a primary author of both the US Resident Assessment System used in all US nursing homes and the Resource Utilization Groups used for federal payment to all nursing homes of over $33B annually. He currently works with states in the US and other national governments to improve their long-term care systems, including those aging or disabled, and persons with mental illness and development disabilities.
Dr. Fries will receive an honorary doctorate at the Fall 2016 AHS Convocation.
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