Understanding Patient and Family Centered Care for Sustainable Healthcare
Learn how future healthcare service will emphasize patient and family centered care, with a focus on quality.
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Cost: $25 for C4S/Sustainable Pittsburgh Members for full event
Opening video screening is free
Light Refreshments Provided
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Individuals and healthcare providers and professionals interested in learning more about patient rights, equity, and access will find this workshop helpful.
This third workshop in a five-part series on Sustainability and Healthcare focuses on policy—and how it can lead to a more sustainable healthcare industry. Innovative programs are being developed in response to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), signaling this recent legislation is a key driver of policy change in America.
“Understanding Patient and Family Centered Care for Sustainable Healthcare” features an abbreviated screening of Remaking American Medicine along with two panel discussions focused on PPACA’s impact on healthcare institutions and individuals, respectively. The event provides an opportunity to understand how shifts in the healthcare system to more patient and family centered practices present challenges to healthcare institutions, individuals, and the traditional role of corporations as the gateways to access and management of healthcare benefits.
Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading position in the delivery and quality of healthcare will continue as this region’s patients and organizations begin to understand the sustainability-related benefits and responsibilities that come from policy innovations that: increase access to healthcare, require greater community engagement, rest upon better communication practices, stand upon measurable, improved health outcomes, and challenge current service practices.
The event ends with a call to action for attendees to become more aware of their rights and responsibilities in this dynamic period for healthcare services.
Click on the name of each presenter to view his/her presentation materials.
4:30 Registration and reception hors d’oeuvres
5:15 – 6:00 Brief video screening, “Remaking American Medicine” (this portion of the program is free)
6:00 – 7:15 Panel Discussion I: Understanding Healthcare Delivery in the Age of the Affordable Care Act of 2010: Quality Performance, and Service Delivery, and Accountable Care
7:15 – 8:30 Panel Session II: Understanding Patients and Their Families in the Age of the Affordable Care Act of 2010: Patient Rights, Equity, Literacy, Advocacy, and Communications
8:30 Discussion and Future-Oriented Actions
About the Sustainability and Healthcare Series
Sustainable Pittsburgh’s sustainable business network, Champions for Sustainability (C4S) has launched a series of workshops that advance the mutually reinforcing agendas of sustainability and healthcare.
Each event spotlights how sustainability improves health outcomes, healthcare benefits, business performance and provides best practices, resources, examples, and how to get started.
Click here to learn more about the series and to view materials from past programs in the series.
Save the Dates for Upcoming Programs in the Series
For more information, please contact:
Matthew M. Mehalik, Ph.D., Program Manager, Sustainable Pittsburgh firstname.lastname@example.org