Personalized ratings app may improve patient's choice of nursing home

A new app created at the University of California, Irvine can improve a patient's choice of a nursing home. This is important, because when rating quality measures for nursing homes, patients and experts at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) usually don't agree on what is best, leading UCI researchers to conclude that patients may benefit from a more personalized approach to choosing a nursing home.


Photo: Elderly man using a tablet and getting some help from a younger man; Copyright:

With the new app people can create scores based on personal medical needs and preferences; ©