2016 Poster Sessions

CarePoint™: A System Level Approach to CB Palliative Care

Background: CBPC programs have potential to deliver improved quality of life & cost-effective health outcomes for a vulnerable population. Research in the development & evaluation of CBPC programs is scant. ...

Evaluating Impact of a Statewide Medicaid Palliative Care Intervention

Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) is a community-based, public-private partnership that takes a population management approach to improving health care and containing costs for North Carolina’s most vulnerable populations. ...

Health Care Utilization Outcomes for LifeCourse Patients

Health systems in the U.S. are faced with increased utilization for patients in their last years of life. Care for patients with serious illness is complex and requires a greater ...

Home Based Palliative Care Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Home visits have significant potential to address the complex issue of hospital readmissions within 30 days of prior discharge. Many patients who are readmitted to the hospital have advanced chronic ...

How Standardized Data Collection Informs Palliative Care

Introduction: The Palliative Care Quality Network (PCQN) is a large consortium of palliative care (PC) teams in the United States who are collecting standardized data about the practice of PC. ...

Impact of an Inpatient Palliative Care Program

BACKGROUND: Our Inpatient Palliative Care Team has been available for consult on patients with serious illness with the goal of: relieving the symptoms/stress of that serious illness, improving the quality ...

Improving QOL for Late Life Patients: LifeCourse Findings

Quality of life (QOL) for patients with chronic conditions at the end of life is a concern among policymakers and consumers, and has implications for improved care delivery outcomes. QOL ...

Meaningful Impact: Automated Palliative Care Scorecard

Background: In response to poor health care quality outcomes and rising costs, health care reform triple aim has increased requirements for providers to demonstrate value to payers, partners and the ...

Piloting the Care Management and Palliative Care Program

The goal of the Care Management and Palliative Care Program (CMAP) is to improve quality of life, and provide dignity and respect for homebound patients. Interventions include: intensive care management, ...

The System Dashboard for Operational Administration

Implementation of a system dashboard as a comprehensive database for operational administration using a customized palliative care flow chart built into our electronic health record. In order to identify opportunities ...

Using Metrics to Evaluate In-Patient Palliative Service

Introduction: North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) is an 806-bed community teaching hospital with a robust palliative care consultation service that sees over 2,000 new consultations per year. With the establishment ...

Utilization of Lean Six Sigma Methodology Palliative Care

Utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodology, we were able to determine the financial value of the "feeder" benefit of the Palliative Care program to the Hospice Care business division. Specifically, to ...

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