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C-TAC Releases Preliminary Serious Illness Care Framework at the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law

Today, the Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy, a collaboration between C-TAC and Harvard Law’s Petrie-Flom Center, held a working session to showcase a preliminary Serious Illness Care Model Implementation Framework designed to help build better serious illness care programs. The working session was an opportunity for an expert group of stakeholders to provide insight into serious illness care delivery, which will inform the design and implementation of the framework moving forward. The framework was created as a collaborative effort by C-TAC, Healthsperien, and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis with funding from the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

The Framework, built on best practices and evidence from successful care models, offers a flexible tool for care providers to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of serious illness care programs. The tool is designed to recognize the unique contexts and characteristics of individual healthcare providers and the populations they serve in order to identify the services most appropriate for specific programs. The framework is also designed to encourage the use of outcome data to advise future program development.

Speakers at the working session included:

  • Khue Nguyen, PharmD, Chief Operating Officer, C-TAC Innovations
  • Gary Bacher, JD, MPA, Founding Member of Healthsperien, Co-Director, Smarter Healthcare Coalition, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Georgetown University
  • Janice Bell, PhD, MPH, MN, Associate Professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California, Davis
  • Mark Sterling, JD, MPP, Senior Fellow, Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy, Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School; Chief Strategy Officer, C-TAC
  • Brad Stuart, MD, Chief Medical Officer, C-TAC
  • David Longnecker, MD, Chief Clinical Innovations Officer, C-TAC
  • Theresa Schmidt, MA, PMP, Vice President of Strategy, Healthsperien; Director of Data and Quality, National Partnership for Hospice Innovation
  • Anna Gosline, SM, Senior Director of Health Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Robert Sowislo, MBA, Government Affairs Officer, U.S. Medical Management
  • David Posch, MS, Executive Vice President, Population Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Diana Franchitto, MBA, President & CEO, HopeHealth/Hope Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Gwynn B. Sullivan, MSN, Project Director, National Consensus Project, National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Jay Rajda, MD, MBA, FACP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Aetna
  • John E. Barkley, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Officer, Continuing Care Services, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Muriel Gillick, MD, Director, Program in Aging, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, Chief Medical & Quality Officer, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

Since its formation in March 2016, the Project on Advanced Care and Health Policy has committed over a year of research and analysis into designing a person-centered care approach for the growing number of Americans living with advanced illness.

C-TAC will continue seeking feedback on the preliminary Framework until June 30, 2017. All comments and suggestions should be sent to info@thectac.org.

C-TAC will unveil the revised Framework during a webinar on Wednesday, July 12.

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