Day 1 - July 22, 2020

Technical Introduction to the Virtual Conference 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET

Technical Introduction to the Virtual Conference

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Join us for our opening conference remarks and guide to the virtual conference.


Speakers

Carrie Hoover, Sr. Director, Education and Professional Development, NHPCO

The Future of QI: The Catalytic Effect of COVID-19 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

The Future of QI: The Catalytic Effect of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the world as we knew it, especially in healthcare. However, amid the immense suffering and disruption, rays of sunlight are beginning to emerge. The power—and now urgency—of quality improvement in the healing of our patients, our communities, and ourselves is undeniable. This keynote will describe the QI philosophies and practical tools needed today, and showcase the amazing capacity of the human spirit to power us through.


Speaker

Laura Adams, Special Advisory, National Academy of Medicine

Break 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Quality in Community-based Palliative Care Programs 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Quality in Community-based Palliative Care Programs

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This session will explore quality measurement and improvement in palliative care.  The focus will be on community-based palliative care, how it differs from hospice quality reporting.


Speaker

Arif Kamal, MBA, MD, MHS;Associate Professor of Medicine and Physician Quality Officer,Duke University Medical Center

Steve Z. Pantilat, FAAHPM, MD, MHM, Professor in Palliative Care and the Inaugural Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine

Break 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM ET

How the PCQC Will Help You Succeed in Community-based Palliative Care 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

How the PCQC Will Help You Succeed in Community-based Palliative Care

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This session introduces the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative, how it enables palliative care programs to measure and improves the care provided to patients and families. Faculty will discuss practical examples from applications that leverage data for improvement.


Speakers

Arif Kamal, MBA, MD, MHS;Associate Professor of Medicine and Physician Quality Officer,Duke University Medical Center

Steve Z. Pantilat, FAAHPM, MD, MHM, Professor in Palliative Care and the Inaugural Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine

Break 4:00 PM- 4:15 PM ET

Home Based Palliative Care: Old and New Opportunities in the Rapidly Changing Medical Space4:15 PM - 5:15 PM ET

Home Based Palliative Care: Old and New Opportunities in the Rapidly Changing Medical Space

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This presentation will review hospice buffalo’s 13 year experience with its home based palliative care program, connections, in partnership three local commercial insurance providers. the clinical and financial value of program was demonstrated to payers early drove rapid expansion.  connections now serves adult pediatric patients, recently expanded include new partnerships additional payers, acos, large practice groups hospital systems.  this session structure, lessons learned, opportunities for marketing outreach as well fueled by pandemic, including telemedicine.


Speaker

Christopher Kerr, MD;Chief Medical Officer & Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care

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