An ad hoc committee will plan and host a 1-day public workshop to examine strategies, approaches, and key challenges to implementation of quality measures for community-based care programs for serious illness.
The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include
- An overview of the role of patient experience and shared decision making in defining quality across a range of evolving care settings, including community-based organizations and home-based care;
- Model programs such as those developed by the BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts and the Veterans Health Administration, as well as international efforts such as the Harvard Global Equity Initiative on Pain Control;
- The roles of key stakeholders driving implementation of quality measures, including private and public payers, accreditation organizations, and the National Quality Forum’s National Quality Partners;
- Potential tools and mechanisms for implementation, such as public report cards (i.e., Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, state-based) and quality improvement efforts undertaken by care programs for serious illness;
- Challenges and opportunities for using potential data sources, including electronic health records, claims, registries, patient-reported data, and crowdsourcing; and
- Ways to develop a feasible approach and timeline for implementing quality measures.
The planning committee will develop the agenda for the workshop, select speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. Proceedings of the presentations and the discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.