Palliative Care to Drive Healthcare Value: Mount Sinai Hospital
November 3, 2016
Palliative care integration in hospitals and health systems is essential for improved care of the seriously ill, and has been proven to cut costs, strengthen care quality, improve efficiency, and reduce readmissions rates by as much as 50%.
Rebroadcast from March 17 for popular demand, Dr. R. Sean Morrison—of Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center, National Palliative Care Research Center, and Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute— shows why your organization should incorporate palliative care into your team approach to dramatically improve value and outcomes.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Understand how healthcare delivery and population management must adapt to the changing needs of an aging society
- Discover how palliative care integration in health systems can improve quality of care, cut costs, and reduce readmissions
- Set clear performance and outcomes expectations for palliative care teams
- Apply new strategies for expanding and/or strengthening palliative care across the continuum to improve financial and clinical outcomes
- The Needs of The Seriously Ill and the Imperatives for Change
- Changes in population demographics
- Predominant ADL deficiencies and limitations
- Symptom and family burdens of serious illness
- Hospital as the last place of care – satisfaction rates and financial impact
- Hospice and Value in Healthcare
- Clinical benefits of hospice
- The impact of hospice on health care utilization
- Concentration of risk and spending
- How Does Palliative Care Improve Value?
- The function of the palliative care team
- Improving outcomes
- Improving communication
- Reducing unnecessary expenditures
- Reducing readmissions
- Palliative Care Across the Continuum
- Practice-based models
- Home care models
- Long-term care
Meet the Speaker
Dr. R. Sean Morrison is Co-Director of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center and Director of its National Palliative Care Research Center, national organizations devoted to increasing the palliative care evidence base in the United States. He is also the Director of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute; Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine; and Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Medicine in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During 2009-2010, he was President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
Dr. Morrison has received numerous awards, including AAHPM’s PDIA Palliative Medicine National Leadership, Excellence in Research, and Visionary Awards; American Cancer Society’s Distinguished Achievement in Cancer and Clinical Research Professor Awards; and the American Geriatrics Society’s Outstanding Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award. In 2014, he was listed as one of Thomson Reuters’s World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. Dr. Morrison is currently the principal investigator of an NIA funded five-year multisite study. He has received over $35 million in research funding and published over 120 research articles.
R. Sean Morrison received his BA from Brown University and MD from the University of Chicago. He completed his residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and his fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Webcast system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webcast experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices
Prior to the webcast, you will receive an e-mail with detailed system requirements, your log-in information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list so this information reaches your inbox.
Participation in the webcast is just $279 per site. All materials must