2016 Poster Sessions

An e-App to foster symptom documentation and intervention

Background: Assessment of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) has become an important component of health care to gauge the impact of disease and medical treatment on patient well-being. There is need for ...

An EMR Pain Page That Works: Partnering With a National EMR Vendor

Outline: I. Obstacle: Necessary patient events that support pain management are not in a consolidated view and require additional time to dig through the chart II. Background: a) Palliative Care ...

A Palliative Care Summary EHR Page

Introduction: We sought to improve electronic health record (EHR) documentation of inpatient palliative care by creating a page to summarize relevant interdisciplinary clinical information and team care planning. Consistent with ...

Enhancing Rural Hospice Care with Mobile Tablets

In rural communities, hospice providers often travel great distances to reach patients across expansive service areas, resulting in unique challenges to maintain quality as funding decreases. That travel raises concerns ...

Implementing Telehealth in a Home Palliative Care Service

Telehealth is one of the fastest growing areas in the healthcare industry today. Virtual provider visits can extend a provider’s capacity and geographic coverage, minimizing engagement in non-value added activities ...

PATCH2 Program, The Creation of a Virtual Palliative Care Clinic

Background: We often lose touch with our patients after spending a lot of time connecting with them during their hospital stay. To prevent this lapse in care, we will describe ...

Prepped: Guiding Patients toward Productive Visits with their Physician

Patients who receive a diagnosis of serious illness may find themselves with a significant amount of stress. While the internet is a great source of information, it may neither be ...

Technological Strategies to Improve the Timeliness and Efficiency of Palliative Care Consults

The purpose of this project is to identify and implement technological strategies to improve the timeliness and efficiency of consults to the Palliative Care (PC) team so they may initiate ...

Utilization of EHR to Support Joint Commission Advance Palliative Certification Performance Measures

Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC) received the initial Joint Commission Certification in Advanced Palliaitve Care in 2013 and redesignation in 2015. As a Joint Commission certified program, we are held ...

Views of Cancer Patients and Lay Caregivers of Tablet Use

Introduction: Tablet technologies offer new opportunities to bring the patient’s and caregiver’s voices into hospice and palliative care, but the acceptability of patients and caregivers using tablets as part of ...

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