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Advances in Telemedicine

April 12, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

Providing timely access to community palliative care services is a challenge due to workforce and budget constraints. Leveraging telehealth is one way to increase access to palliative care and hospice services for seriously ill patients and their families. This Webinar will include a focus on definitions, use cases, best practices, barriers and new opportunities (CMS payment models/compact laws) for telepalliative care. The Webinar will share the experience of two providers’ practical application of telehealth in the palliative care and hospice population. Dana Lustbader MD is the Chief Medical Officer for Optum Supportive Care, an advanced illness program providing care to people with serious illness utilizing in-home visits and telemedicine. Kimberly Shea, PhD, RN, CHPN is Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Arizona and Assistant Director of Telenursing for the Arizona Telemedicine Program. As a nationally funded nurse-scientist, she investigates technology-based delivery of health care in patients’ homes. This Webinar is a must for palliative care and hospice programs that are looking for ways to provide timely access to high quality care while managing program cost, workforce and geographic limitations.

Webinar Objectives

At the end of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three use cases for telehealth in palliative care and hospice
  • Discuss two barriers to telehealth implementation
  • Describe how a home palliative care program uses telehealth

Moderator

Lori Bishop, MHA, BSN, RN, CHPN

Lori is a healthcare nurse executive focused on innovative and transformational interdisciplinary care delivery models for the vulnerable seriously ill population. Lori has an extensive clinical background in hospice and palliative care. Her current position is Vice President of Palliative and Advanced Care at NHPCO. Previously, Lori was the Chief Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Executive for Sutter Health serving an average daily census of 2500 seriously ill patients across Northern California. Under her leadership, the Sutter Health AIM program received the inaugural Vanguard Award from the California Hospital Quality Institute in 2016. In her previous executive role at UnityPoint Health, the system-wide integrated Palliative Care program received the prestigious Circle of Life Award in 2013. Lori received her RN diploma from Moline Public Hospital School of Nursing and her BSN and MHA from the University of Phoenix. She is a published author and national speaker. In addition, Lori was recognized as a top 100 Great Iowa Nurses in 2009 and received the Iowa Spirit of Hospice Award in 2001.

Faculty

Dana Lustbader, MD

Dr. Lustbader is Chair of the Department of Palliative Medicine at ProHEALTH, a large multispecialty physician Accountable Care Organization serving over 1.2 million patients in the New York metropolitan area. She is also the Chief Medical Officer for Optum Supportive Care, an advanced illness program providing care to people with serious illness utilizing in-home visits and telemedicine. She partners with health plans through innovative payment models to increase access to palliative care services for people facing serious illness. Dr. Lustbader is currently working with NCQA to develop national quality standards for community palliative care programs. Prior to this, Dr. Lustbader worked as a critical care physician at Northwell Health where she served as ICU Director, Section Head of Palliative Medicine and founding Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. She is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine. She also served as the Assistant Medical Director to LiveOnNY, providing critical care expertise to over 100 hospitals for organ donation and currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors. Dr. Lustbader is board certified in critical care medicine, internal medicine and palliative medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine, Internal Medicine residency training at NYU-Bellevue Medical Center and fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. Dr. Lustbader is a national expert in serious illness care and has served as a consultant for numerous organizations including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the New York Task Force on Life and the Law and the National Academy of Sciences.

Kimberly Shea, PhD, RN, CHPN

Dr. Shea is Clinical Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Arizona, Assistant Director of Telenursing for the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Assistant Professor of Practice at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix. She has been a nurse for more than 25 years, including more than 15 years in hospice care. As a nationally funded nurse-scientist, she investigates technology-based delivery of health care in patients’ homes. She holds four degrees from the University of Arizona and is nationally certified as a hospice and palliative care nurse. As an active member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Association, American Nursing Association, American Academy of Home Care Medicine, Western Institute of Nursing and American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Shea remains up-to-date in the very progressive and innovative science of informatics while continuing to work part-time as a home hospice nurse.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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