How to Design a Health System-Level Palliative Care Strategy and Service
A growing number of health systems are asking palliative care program leaders and teams to lead and run a palliative care service across multiple hospitals, clinics, and other sites. This trend is expected to continue with the growth in health system consolidations.
The opportunities for planning and operating at a system-level include improving cross-coverage, ensuring more consistent onboarding and training of new staff, and securing funding through a centralized budgeting process. At the same time, there are significant challenges and factors that those leading or working in a system-wide service will need to understand to be effective.
In this webinar, three palliative care program leaders share practical tips for designing a health system palliative care strategy and service. By the end of the moderated session, participants will learn how health systems organize palliative care at the system-level; understand why health systems are creating system-level programs or service lines, including opportunities and challenges; and identify key issues and questions, as part of health system program planning.
This is the first webinar in the ‘Planning Forward’ series, moderated by Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA.
Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA
Spragens & Gualtieri-Reed
Emily Chai, MD
Nancy Guinn, MD
Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Donna W. Stevens, MHA
Director, OACIS/Palliative Medicine
Lehigh Valley Health Network