Course 1: Overview of Guided Care

Introduces the concepts of Guided Care and describes why this new model of health care delivery is important.

Estimated time to complete this module: 60 minutes. Be sure to turn off pop-up blockers. 

Target Audience

Registered nurses (RN) and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.

Learning Objectives

  • State the primary goal of Guided Care for patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses, and insurers.
  • List the eight primary clinical activities of a Guided Care Nurse. 
  • List three methods for determining which of the practices patients are eligible to receive Guided Care
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Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA
Dr. Boult is the Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He directs the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care and holds joint appointments on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Nursing.
Dr. Boult is a geriatrician with extensive experience in developing, testing, evaluating, and diffusing new models of health care for older persons. He is the principal investigator of a multi-site, cluster-randomized controlled trial of the Guided Care model of primary care for older people with multiple chronic conditions that is located in the Baltimore-Washington, DC, area which is funded by a public-private partnership including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Institute on Aging, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation. 
An author of numerous publications in professional journals, Dr. Boult is the recipient of the Excellence in Research Award from the American Geriatrics Society in 2000, the David H. Solomon Award from the UCLA Medical School and the Excellence in Program Innovation Award (for Guided Care) from the American Public Health Association in 2008. Additional information is available at and


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