#hpm Chat: A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care 

November 16, 2016 l 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET

The healthcare system is undergoing a shift from care geared primarily toward medical or clinical needs to care that addresses the needs of the person as a whole. Person-centered care integrates the preferences of the individual and responds to medical as well as functional, social, and emotional needs. Driving this change is a consumer-focused movement along with the recognition that better patient engagement improves quality and lowers costs. This pivot is critical given the increasing number of older Americans facing advanced or serious illness and the growing cultural diversity of the United States population.

Join National Quality Partners (NQP), the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and NQP’s Advanced Illness Care Action Team for an #hpm Chat, Wednesday, November 16, 9:00-10:00pm ET. Share insights, examples, and ideas about what is working and what could be improved to move the needle on how policymakers, healthcare providers, and especially individuals with an advanced illness approach advanced illness care:

  • How can we expand the concept of advanced illness care beyond traditional healthcare settings?
  • How can healthcare professionals, social services, and community supports form a safety net for individuals with advanced illness, their families, and caregivers?
  • What are examples of measurement opportunities to make a case for the value of person-centered advanced illness care?

Launched in 2010, #hpm Chats take place weekly on Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET and provide an informal forum to discuss a broad range of hospice and palliative medicine topics, learn from interdisciplinary perspectives, and empower everyone to become advocates for high-quality advanced illness care.

To participate in the chat, follow NQF and C-TAC on Twitter and use the hashtag #hpm in all comments. Contact National Quality Partners with questions.

This chat follows the launch of National Quality Partners’ Issue Brief, Strategies for Change – A Collaborative Journey to Transform Advanced Illness Care. NQP's Advanced Illness Care initiative is supported with funding from The Retirement Research Foundation and Compassus.