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Outpatient Palliative Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Report from a Two Year Pilot

Outpatient Palliative Care in the Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Report from a Two Year Pilot

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
1:30—2:30 PM ET

Featured Presenter

Nancy Guinn, MD
Medical Director
Presbyterian Home Healthcare,
Presbyterian Health System
Albuquerque, NM

Kate Johnson, LISW
Palliative Care Social Worker
Presbyterian Outpatient Palliative Care,
Presbyterian Health System
Albuquerque, NM

About The Web Conference Event

In 2011, Presbyterian Health System in New Mexico launched outpatient palliative care clinics in three primary care sites – each a Patient Centered Medical Home. The goal of these clinics is to reach patients with serious illnesses and debility much earlier in their disease course. The clinical model of the palliative care physician or nurse practitioner, and social worker, working together as a team, has proven quite successful in terms of patient support and continuity. These clinics have contributed to significant decreases in expenses from hospitalization and emergency room utilization, supporting the strong impetus of the health system to expand the use of outpatient palliative care.

We take a close look at this pilot and how it can be applied in many settings. We’ll examine:

  • A strong model of cooperative team work between physician and social worker which addresses psycho-social issues effectively
  • Patient data used to identify palliative care patients
  • Materials to educate primary care providers and patients about this care
  • Mechanics of operating palliative care clinics in the primary care setting
  • Types of patients seen
  • Quality measures
  • and outcomes in utilization

Join Us!

What You'll Learn

  • Identify opportunities in your health system to support outpatient palliative care
  • List standard outcome measures that can define success in an outpatient palliative care programs
  • Describe the importance of a strong social work presence in outpatient palliative care

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, chaplains, and anyone involved in starting or expanding a palliative care program.

Call Details

  • $99 per event, per participant which includes post event recording download
  • Web conference event which requires live internet access. Audio portion may be accessed through toll line or through VOIP (computer speakers and/or headset/microphone).
  • Payment is online by credit card only
  • PowerPoint presentations accompany each event
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the presenters
  • Continue the discussion following the event and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “Palliative Care Outpatient Services” topic!

Any questions? Contact Margaret Schutz at (212) 201-2671 or