A Medalogix initiative using data analytics to help physicians identify at-risk patients eligible for hospice and palliative care and then use the information in their decision-making has made the finalist list in the Harvard Health Acceleration Challenge, which carries a $150,000 prize. The projects had to decrease health care costs, improve quality, expand access and be scalable.
AAHPM developed the list as a proud partner in the Choosing Wisely campaign. The list included a recommendation to not delay referral for palliative care for seriously ill patients who could benefit from this service and other medical regimens that may be efficacious for these patients.
We've made it easy for you to hear one or more of the best sessions from the 2013 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. Learn about pediatric palliative sedation, new drugs and the implications for palliative care, and the popular State of the Science session. These and other topics are now available in the AAHPM bookstore.