Site Readiness Framework to Improve Health System Preparedness for a Potential New Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Paradigm

M. Anderson, N. Sathe, Cate Polacek, J. Vawter, T. Fritz, M. Mann, P. Hernandez, M. C. Nguyen, J. Thompson, J. Penderville, M. Arling, S. Safo, R. Christopher

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Abstract

New therapies that address the underlying pathophysiology of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), coupled with the growth of the AD population, will transform the AD care pathway and present significant challenges to health systems. We explored real-world challenges health systems may face in delivering potential new AD therapies with diverse stakeholders. Key challenges in care included integrating primary care providers into assessment and management, availability of memory care specialists, understanding payment and coverage issues and training mid-level providers to help coordinate care and serve as a shared resource across the system. This input informed a novel Site Readiness Framework for AD, comprising self-assessment exercises to identify health system capabilities and gaps and a framework of core strategies and responsive tools to help prepare to integrate new AD therapies. These resources may help health systems improve readiness to modify care pathways to integrate new therapies for AD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-549
Number of pages8
JournalThe journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alzheimer’s diease
  • care pathways
  • mild cognitive impairment
  • new therapies
  • site readiness framework

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