Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D., has been named Senior Medical Advisor for Pathway Health, a leading post-acute care professional services organization and the exclusive training, education, management and consulting services company for the implementation of INTERACT™ 4.0. He will work closely with Pathway Health’s senior leadership team and clients as they implement quality initiatives to support value-based care.



“I look forward to supporting Pathway Health’s expert consultants as they assist post-acute care organizations fully implement INTERACT™ 4.0 and improve quality of care,” said Joseph G. Ouslander.

Among Dr. Ouslander’s many achievements and contributions in the field of geriatric medicine and care is the creation and dissemination of INTERACT® (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers), a quality improvement program that assists long-term care facilities and programs in improving care, and reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and their related complications and costs. Dr. Ouslander, an internationally recognized geriatrician, is Professor and Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Geriatric Programs, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Professor (Courtesy) at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at FAU in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Dr. Ouslander received the prestigious 2012 Nascher/Manning Award from the American Geriatrics Society for his distinguished career and life-long achievements in clinical geriatrics.

Dr. Ouslander has published more than 200 original articles and book chapters and is a co-author of two popular textbooks, Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics and Medical Care in the Nursing Home, and an editor of a major textbook in geriatrics, Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He has been a visiting professor at numerous universities in the United States and throughout the world.

“We are pleased to have created a stronger relationship with Dr. Ouslander. His knowledge and expertise in health care is a great additional to our company and will help forge our path in the new era of health care reform,” said Pathway Health Chief Executive Officer Peter B. Schuna. “As we continue to grow INTERACT™ 4.0 with training, education and INTERACT licensing agreements throughout the post-acute continuum, Dr. Ouslander’s deep knowledge of INTERACT and geriatric medicine will positively impact our clients as they implement measures to reduce hospital readmission rates and improve overall efficiencies.”


To learn more about how to effectively implement INTERACT 4.0 or becoming a strategic partner, contact Peter Schuna at 877-777-5463.