The Future of Community Based Hospice and Palliative Care Through Innovation

November 5, 2020

Please join Family Hospice and the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute for the third annual Hospice and Palliative Care Symposium.

Caring for the Seriously Ill in a Physically Distant Culture

This year’s symposium takes virtual form and is being offered as a series of four weekly educational sessions throughout the month of November.

In this first session, we will address the evolution of hospice care, myths and realities surrounding palliative care, and how both fit into a more seamless future state that is centered around patient and family needs.  We will discuss how managed care, serious illness models, and various other innovative technologies help to further serve patients and families facing serious illness in a physically distant culture.

 

Target Audience

Clinical health professionals, physicians, nurse, social workers and advanced practitioners are encouraged to attend. 

Learning Objectives

Speaker 1: The Future of Community Based Interdisciplinary Care
Objectives:
1. Address the evolution of hospice care including the myths and realities surrounding palliative care, and how both fit into a more seamless future state that is centered around patient and family needs and preferences.
2. Discuss how managed care, direct contracting, serious illness models, and various other innovation help to further or serve as obstacles to these necessary changes.

Speaker 2: Asynchronous Symptom Monitoring for Patients on Palliative Care and Hospice.
Objectives:
1. Identify different modalities for virtual care.
2. Describe the benefits and barriers to Remote Patient Monitoring.
3. Review several patient cases in which Remote Monitoring provided the right care at the right time and complications and cost were mitigated.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/01/2020
Course expires: 
11/05/2020
Event starts: 
11/05/2020 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2020 - 5:00pm
Microsoft TEAMS Live Virtual
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Keynote Speaker: Edo Banach, JD - President and CEO, NHPCO

Moderator: Dr. Keith Lagnese, MD, FAAHPM, HMDC Chief Medical Officer, Family Hospice of UPMC

Medical Director, UPMC Home Healthcare of Western PA 

Susan Saxon, CRNP, MSN, FNP-BC, Clinical Director, Innovative Home Care Solutions

Kat Beatty, MBA, Administrative Director, Innovative Home Care Solutions 

Presenters are experts in their fields of practice and on the cutting edge of advancing care and treatment for the most fragile patients. This is an excellent educational opportunity for physicians, PAs, RNs, CRNPs, MSWs, spiritual care staff and healthcare administrators.

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:  No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 Attendance
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