Pearls for Practice is a bundle of sessions that were recorded live at the 2017 Annual Assembly.
The Quality and Performance Improvement bundle contains the following sessions in MP3 format:
Using QI Methodology to Standardize Education for Families Considering Tracheostomy Placement and Permanent Mechanical Ventilation for Their Children: An Attempt at Full DisclosurePresenters: Rachel Thienprayoon, MD, Lesley Doughty, MD, Hemant Sawnani, MD, Mark Meyer, MD, Dan Benscoter, DO, Marsha B...
Using QI Methodology to Standardize Education for Families Considering Tracheostomy Placement and Permanent Mechanical Ventilation for Their Children: An Attempt at Full DisclosurePresenters: Rachel Thienprayoon, MD, Lesley Doughty, MD, Hemant Sawnani, MD, Mark Meyer, MD, Dan Benscoter, DO, Marsha Blount, MSN CNP APRN, Catherine Hart, MD, Lori Herbst, MD
Objectives: Attendees will understand the long-term implications and decision-making complexities surrounding tracheostomy placement and permanent mechanical ventilation, including caregiver burden of tracheostomy care and potential for limited community resources. Attendees will be able to describe the quality improvement methodology used to standardize communication around this decision in our institution. Attendees will be able to articulate novel approaches to use in their own institutions to improve communication around complex decision making for families.
Caring for Our Own - How An Employee Health Incentive Plan Can Encourage Advance Care PlanningPresenters: Ira Byock, MD FAAHPM, Matthew Gonzales, MD
Objectives: Demonstrate ways that advance care planning promotes a healthcare organization’s mission, vision, and core values. Recognize traditional purposes of employee health incentive plans and how a healthcare company can engage employees in advance care planning as a means of promoting healthy behaviors for the company’s staff as well as the patient population it serves. Identify key operational components of the Providence advance care planning health incentive option and how this option was received by employees and their insured family members.
Measuring What Matters Forum: Making Your Quality Efforts Matter When You Don’t Make the Rules!Presenters: Joseph Rotella, MD MBA HMDC FAAHPM, Lisa C. Lindley, PhD RN, Arif Kamal, MD MHS
Objectives: Describe the work to date of the Measuring What Matters initiative and the key findings from a recent AAHPM and HPNA member survey on quality improvement needs. Describe the key quality reporting requirements under MACRA. Outline steps HPM clinicians can take to make their quality efforts matter under CMS quality reporting programs.
Together We Can Go Farther: Using Palliative Care Registries and Collaboratives to Drive Quality ImprovementPresenters: Katherine Ast, MSW LCSW, Christine Ritchie, MD FAAHPM, Steven Pantilat, MD FAAHPM, Kara Bischoff, MD, Arif Kamal, MD MBA MHS FAAHPM, Tamara Dumanovsky, PhD, Maggie Rogers, MPH
Objectives: Discuss the current landscape of quality measurement and why it's important for program development, quality improvement (QI), monitoring the field, and reporting for quality and payment. Describe an overarching palliative care quality strategy that can be used to improve the quality of care at attendees’ local institutions. Describe how our separate quality strategies meet these needs and how they will collaborate into one overarching quality initiative for our field coordinated by AAHPM. Describe the advantages of participating in data collection collaboratives such as the Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN), Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance (GPCQA), and the National Palliative Care Registry™. Describe how to use comparative data to evaluate your own palliative care program, improve your quality of care, and enable the Measuring What Matters initiative, The Joint Commission quality reporting, and other national quality reporting programs.
Planning Advance Care Together: Implementing Advance Care Planning Practices Across an Academic Medical CenterPresenters: Erik Fromme, MD MSCR FAAHPM, Seiko Izumi, PhD RN, Matthew Diveronica, MD, Ellen Distefano, MN RN CEN
Objectives: Describe barriers and facilitators to implementing advance care planning practices in a large academic medical center. Discuss strategies to implement advance care planning practices in a large academic medical center engaging all team members from various disciplinary background, roles and functions. Discuss how to promote cultural shift incorporating advance care planning into the routine practice of every healthcare provider.