The Alliance’s blog offers a personal, inside look at our activities and perspectives on a range of timely issues. We encourage your feedback.

Challenges and Opportunities for PCORI and CER

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: January 30th, 2012

In a time of skyrocketing health care costs, both the private and public sectors struggle to balance economics with access to high quality health care. Evidence from comparative effectiveness research (CER) and “head-to-head” clinical trials is increasingly being used in health care treatment decision-making around the globe, but how will this affect access to quality care? More importantly, where will the public draw the line between cost and access?

Today Is the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: July 14th, 2015

Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

Alliance Takes Part in Hill Briefing on Medicare Advantage

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 15th, 2015

Type: Article

Yesterday the Alliance had the privilege of participating in a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Coalition for Medicare Choices (CMC) on the value of Medicare Advantage.

Conference on Quality Measures Set for This Thursday, October 30

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: October 28th, 2014

We wanted to share info about a conference that happens this Thursday, October 30, in Washington, D.C.

Superbugs and Seniors

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: September 26th, 2014

Type: Blog

The Alliance for Aging Research was fortunate enough to host an amazing group of leaders from the fields of aging, infectious disease, health care and government to discuss the disproportionate impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on older adults.

Revised Guidance on Medicare Hospice Benefit by CMS Deserves Praise

Author: Sue Peschin

Date: July 24th, 2014

Type: Blog

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a policy this past week that is really important for people with terminal conditions who receive the Medicare hospice benefit, and it deserved to be noted.    

CER for More Patient-Centered Care

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: May 23rd, 2014

Type: Blog

There is increasing emphasis on shaping a system that makes optimal patient outcomes a priority. The Alliance has been paying close attention to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) initial work to provide information on which treatments and technologies deliver the best results. 

Home Therapy: Improving and Extending the Lives of Older Adults

Author: Guest Contributor

Date: May 14th, 2009

Results from a new study show that a home-based occupational and physical therapy program extended the lives of those who received the therapy compared to those who did not.

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin Featured on Agewyz Podcast

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: August 4th, 2016

Alliance CEO and President Sue Peschin spoke with Agewyz's Jana Panarites about the elders in her family who continue to inspire her and how the Alliance is working to advocate for older Americans and their caregivers.

How Older Adults Are Benefiting from the Internet of Things

Author: Julie Potyraj

Date: August 19th, 2016

With continued advances in health information technology and other factors, there is more data being collected about our health and behaviors than ever before. One of the major enablers of this dynamic is the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT)—a phenomenon that offers a growing array of benefits. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the Internet of Things—including how older adults are both contributing to and benefiting from these increasingly common technologies.

Are You Ready for the Health Care Costs of Retirement?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: May 10th, 2017

Are you ready for the health care costs of retirement? Find out.

Senior Patient and Family Caregiver Network Holds First Advocate Mentor Training

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: June 22nd, 2017

On May 23 and 24 in Washington, D.C., the Senior Patient and Family Caregiver Network held its first-ever training session for its patient and family caregiver advocates. 

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