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Dr. Ankur Bharija specializes in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and practices at Stanford Hospital. Dr. Bharija is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Bharija was an American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine “Inspiring Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leaders 40 under 40” awardee in 2015. He was chair of the External Awareness Committee of AAHPM working on public awareness and engagement initiatives from 2014-2016. Dr. Bharija's interests include promoting healthy aging for seniors in the community and quality of life for the frail elders and the seriously ill -- ensuring their safety, health, and happiness as they navigate the continuum of the healthcare system -- empowering them through innovative solutions which are at the right intersection of 'hi-tech and hi-touch'. He is passionate about advancing Global Health Equity and co-founder of a social start-up, Health4theWorld.orgConnect: Twitter: @DrAnkurBLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/DrAnkurB
Personal and Professional (Clinical, research, and teaching) interests include promoting health and wellbeing for the frail elders and the seriously ill -- through innovation in High-value healthcare delivery systems, Public health-education, Health Information-technology and Social entrepreneurship.1. High-value care for the frail elderly through the continuum - measuring outcomes and costs of care as we design a truly patient-family centric care model. 2. Integrating geriatric protocols in potential high-risk services - ED, Trauma service (falls), Care transitions. 3. Integrating HealthIT and Digital health solutions to empower patients and caregivers as they navigate complexities of personal health and the health care system.