2016 Poster Sessions

A Medicare Advantage Clinic CHF/Palliative Care Program

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, WellMed is a healthcare delivery network serving more than 227,000 patients, mostly Medicare-eligible seniors, in Texas and Florida. The WellMed Palliative Care Program encompasses the ...

A Novel Approach to Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic Flow

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are embracing outpatient palliative medicine to complement and expand upon the work that is often started during an acute care palliative care consultation. Earlier palliative care ...

Bringing Palliative Care & Geriatrics to Primary Care

The Care New England Health System has spent the last few years on a journey to grow systems of care that focus on population health and better coordination of care ...

Creating a Palliative Care Service in a Community Hospital

Creating a Palliative Care Service in a small, community hospital is a challenge. Patient volumes may be low making the allocation of expert staff and other resources a secondary priority. ...

Embedded Palliative Care in an Academic Medical Center

Cancer patients and their caregivers are often burdened by multiple medical appointments each month. Although they may be receptive to the type of added support provided by outpatient palliative care ...

Implementing Virtual Hospice: Challenge and Discovery

Implementation of a virtual hospice service in a large academic center: Challenges, solutions and discoveries Objective: Design and implementation of a virtual hospice service as a bridge to future inpatient ...

Integrated Palliative Care in a Rural Healthcare System

Harris Regional Hospital is an 86-bed acute care hospital based in Sylva, NC which has a population of approximately 2,600. Swain Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located ...

Systems Integration of Palliative Care into Nursing Homes

Background: The New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (NYS DSRIP) aims to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for Medicaid Beneficiaries. This initiative aims at ...

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