Fostering Innovation in a Dynamically Changing Hospice and Palliative Care Environment

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Chesapeake 1-3 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Gloria Danna Brooks, MPA, FACHE, Arbor Hospice, Ann Arbor, MI and Michael Jasperson, MBA, MSA, Hospice of Michigan, Detroit, MI
In a dynamically changing hospice and palliative care environment, innovation is key to long-term stability. This session will focus on the dynamics occurring in the current hospice environment and innovative strategic approaches from two, large non-profit hospice agencies. Examples of innovation will include a unique residential hospice inpatient services model, palliative care programs, shared back-office administration between agencies and advanced illness management initiatives with local payers. Faculty will also discuss their early learning as part of participation in the Medicare Care Choices Innovation project.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key drivers in the hospice, palliative care and broader healthcare marketplace
2. Describe the process one specific agency took to identify a fundamental change in strategic direction to position the agency for success
3. Discuss unique approaches that agencies can leverage to take advantage of the current environment

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker