Palliative Care: Impact on Quality and Cost
A program funded in part by the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Over the last ten years palliative care has been one of the fastest growing areas in healthcare, yet it is frequently misunderstood and misdefined by providers as well as patients because of its association with the end of life. Palliative care relieves pain and provides care, whether a person is on the road to cure or recovery, has completed treatment, or is living with progressive serious or chronic illness. Palliative care is uniquely poised to play a key role in surviving the impact of health reform that increasingly emphasizes care coordination, patient-centeredness and cost-containment.
As part of the continuum of care, early engagement in palliative care has positive, long-term outcomes—improving quality, reducing cost and prolonging survival.
For those already participating in the Atlanta Cluster, continue your professional growth with this special program. Or, participate solely in this program and discover tremendous opportunities for improving patient care and the overall health of the communities you serve.
Schedule of Events
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, is director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. Under her leadership the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than doubled in the last five years. She is also the vice chair for public policy at the Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute where she previously served as director for twelve years; professor of geriatrics and internal medicine; and Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
A select panel of healthcare leaders will react to Dr. Meier’s remarks and share experiences related to operationalizing and expanding palliative care services within the hospital and into other settings as a focused, high impact strategy for health systems considering accountable care and preparing for value-based purchasing.
A Note About Faculty Comments
The comments and opinions of presenters made during the program are their own. Such comments are meant to be informative, illustrative or educational in nature and not endorsed by nor are they the official policy of ACHE.
Includes: breakfast, registration fees and course materials
Continuing Education Credits
Participation in this workshop qualifies for 4 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits. ACHE is accredited by other organizations to provide continuing education credit.
Healthcare management innovation is identified by the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership as a key area of focus. By providing innovative learning opportunities on important trends and issues, the Fund strengthens the field of healthcare leadership. Your attendance at this program will not only benefit you and your organization but advances the healthcare management profession as a whole.