1. LAN Webinar on Engaging Patients in APMs: January 27, click here to register for the webinar.
2. LAN Webinar on APM Framework White Paper: January 12, click here to register for the webinar.
3. NQF to Develop National Standards, Measurement for Patient Decision Aids, click here to view the press release.
4. Interview: Comparative Effectiveness Research and Healthcare Disparities, click here to view the article
5. Video: Marc Boutin on the Need for Change in Healthcare, click here to view the video.
6. Video: Sarah Greene on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient Engagement, click here to view the video.
The Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) will hold a webinar on Wednesday, January 27, from 12 – 1:15 pm ET to learn how to engage patients and family caregivers in APMs. This webinar features moderator and LAN Guiding Committee member Alan Balch (Patient Advocate Foundation). Panelists include Sara Van Geertruyden (Partnership to Improve Patient Care), Michael Kolodziej (Aetna), Lauren Murray (National Partnership for Women and Families), and Shelley Fuld Nasso (National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship). This webinar will discuss how patients can serve as important partners in designing, implementing, and evaluating APMs. Click here to register for the webinar.
2. LAN Webinar on APM Framework White Paper: January 12
Join the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) for a webinar in the New Year on Tuesday, January 12, from 12 - 1:30 pm EST, when the APM Framework and Progress Tracking (APM FPT) Work Group shares the final APM Framework White Paper. During this webinar Sam Nussbaum, APM FPT Work Group Chair, will summarize the comments received on the paper and provide an overview of how they were incorporated. The webinar will also feature case studies that exemplify categories in the APM Framework. This webinar will be an opportunity to hear directly from Work Group members as they present the final White Paper. Click here to register for the webinar.
3. NQF to Develop National Standards, Measurement for Patient Decision Aids
According to a recent press release, “As people demand a greater say in decisions about their healthcare, a variety of tools called decision aids are increasingly being used to make it easier for patients and their clinicians to discuss treatment options. The National Quality Forum will help make sense of the proliferation of these patient resources, which commonly include pamphlets, videos, or web-based resources, by developing national standards for decision aids and a process for their certification. NQF also will work with a multistakeholder expert panel to define concepts for how to measure decision quality and shared decision-making. ‘To transform the nation's healthcare, shared decision-making between patients and providers must be much more routine,’ said Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, chief scientific officer of NQF. ‘NQF's work will develop standards to identify those evidence-based, reliable decision aids people need to make good personal decisions about their care and treatment and to be better equipped to discuss those decisions with their clinicians.’” Click here to view the press release.
4. Interview: Comparative Effectiveness Research and Healthcare Disparities
In an interview with The American Journal of Managed Care, Penny Mohr, MA, senior program officer for improving healthcare systems at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, discusses comparative effectiveness research, healthcare disparities, and patient-centered care. “[Mohr:] I think it's very essential for patient-centered care because comparative effectiveness research by definition is really to look at choices that are appropriate to patients. And so when you're looking at those choices and doing research on which item works better than the other, the patients are making those choices and the research really needs to inform those choices. So it should relate directly back to patient-centered care.” Click here to view the article.
5. Video: Marc Boutin on the Need for Change in Healthcare
In a video posted by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Marc Boutin, JD, Chief Executive Officer at the National Health Council gives a personal account highlighting the need for change in our current healthcare system.” Click here to view the video.
6. Video: Sarah Greene on Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient Engagement
In a video for The American Journal of Managed Care, Sarah Greene, MPH, former associate director, CER Methods & Infrastructure Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, says that in just 5 years there have been amazing improvements in the healthcare industry's ability to conduct comparative effectiveness research. Click here to view the video.