On April 17, 2018, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious illness will host a public workshop on the implementation of quality measures for community-based care programs for serious illness. NHPCO’s own Vice President of Research and Quality and Health Policy, Carol Spence, will be a presenter and you won’t want to miss out on all of the knowledge that will be shared!
For more information about this event, read the description below:
Millions of people currently live with one or more serious illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, or kidney disease. Serious illness knows no age limits and affects those from the preborn to those of advanced age. The number of community-based programs to provide care to those facing serious illness have grown significantly, but the quality of care provided is not consistent across geographic locations or care settings. To ensure the best care for all people living with serious illness, it is important to implement quality measures in a way that will hold providers accountable for the delivery of high-quality care.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness is hosting a public workshop, Implementing Quality Measures for Accountability in Community-based Care for People with Serious Illness. Workshop presentations will explore the gaps, challenges, and opportunities in quality measures implementation for accountability purposes and will highlight the perspectives of health care providers and payers. Implementation of quality measures in the context of public programs and potential policy levers to affect change will also be discussed. Innovative approaches to the use of accreditation to enhance accountability will be explored, as well as ways to support clinical communities for quality and accountability. The workshop program will begin with a conversation about what quality care means for patients, families, and caregivers, and will explore ways to better align quality information and resources to reflect their values and needs. Shantanu Agrawal, MD, CEO and President of NQF, will present the Keynote address.