Check this page to learn more about timely events or happenings that may be relevant to people interested in the delivery of patient- and family-centered care.
Lyfechannel's winning "my family" app is now available for free download.
The app, which focuses on the preventive care benefits and services covered by the Affordable Care Act, will empower individuals to take greater action to improve and maintain their family's health.
HQC's Chair, Dr. Susan Shaw, said Saskatchewan will benefit from the wisdom and experience of the new board members. "Mike Rona and Elizabeth Crocker are very well-known and respected in the global health care community," said Shaw. "Their expertise in Lean and patient and family centred care, respectively, will strengthen our ability to be a key support and leader in our system's transformation efforts."
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking public input to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan.
This Plan outlines goals and strategies for the nationwide shift to electronic health records and information exchange, and for creation and spread of new health information technologies. On this site, you can learn about these issues and be part of the public discussion that will shape the new Plan. From now through May 9, 2013, the topic for discussion is Consumer eHealth. Whether you're a patient, consumer, provider, insurer or IT developer, you should have a voice in this process! Read More...
IPFCC's very own Julie Moretz will be leaving her position with us to become the associate vice-chancellor of patient- and family-centered care at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences beginning in May. Her unique perspective will help University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences advance the concept and implementation of patient- and family-centered care to help realize their goal of becoming a leader in the field. We are sad to see Julie go but wish her the best of luck in her new position! Read More...
The Purpose Prize®, now in its seventh year, is the nation's only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize awards $100,000 each to five people in encore careers creating new ways to solve tough social problems.
See what's possible in the second half of life by learning more about how previous Purpose Prize winners, all in their encore careers, solve critical problems in education, health care, the environment and more >
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Purpose Prize, which will award up to $100,000 to social innovators 60 and older. You may nominate a colleague, a friend, even yourself — anyone whose creative endeavors in the second half of life are making a big difference to society. You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about The Prize here. The deadline for submissions is April 4, 2013.
After 27 years as a world leader in advocating for patient-centered care, Picker Institute will cease operations in early 2013. The Picker Institute website will be hosted by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care. Learn more...
PCORI—Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute—Is seeking applications for four advisory panels: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Health Care Systems; and Patient Engagement. Applications accepted through March 4, 2013. Read More...
Sorry Works! Launches campaign to educate patients and families. Learn more...
PCORI—Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute—approved 25 awards totaling $40.7 million, to fund patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research projects. Read More...
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care celebrates 100th webinar broadcast this month! Learn more about Institute webinars.
Lucile O. Hanscom, Executive Director of the Picker Institute, receives Planetree's 2012 Patient-Centered Care Visionary Leadership Award. Read More...
This Pinwheel lapel pin is a perfect way to recognize patient and family advisors and other patient- and family-centered care champions. The .75" cloisonné lapel pin is two-tone blue, encased in polished silver, with an 8mm post and butterfly clutch. $10Learn more
IOM Champions patient- and family-centered care in the newly released report: Best Care at Lower Cost
Engaged patients are central to an effective, efficient, and continuously learning system. Clinicians supply information and advice based on their scientific expertise in treatment and intervention options, along with potential outcomes, while patients, their families, and other caregivers bring personal knowledge on the suitability—or lack thereof—of different treatments for the patient's circumstances and preferences. Both perspectives are needed to select the right care option for the patient. Communication and collaboration among patients, their families, and care teams are needed to fully address the issues affecting patients. Read More
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration's health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. Today's technology is converting the information in our paper records into an electronic format which allows you and your doctors to have access to your health information when and where it's needed. Watch this short video and learn more about the benefits of health IT and how online, secure access to your health record can help make sure you get the best care.
The grant program is intended to encourage and support research into the:
- Value of focusing on the patient experience before, during and after care (e.g., ROI, satisfaction or quality outcomes)
- Impact of service efforts on the healthcare experience
- Influence of culture on the patient experience, service, and outcomes
- Integrated review of key factors that support positive healthcare experiences
AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® 2013—Call for Nominations
The goals of The American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® are to raise awareness of the need for a hospital-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care; reward successful efforts to develop and promote a systems-based approach toward improvements in quality of care; inspire hospitals to systematically integrate and align their quality improvement efforts throughout the organization; and communicate successful programs and strategies to the hospital field.
One winning hospital will receive $75,000; up to two finalists will receive $12,500 each. Other site-visited organizations (up to four) may be named Citation of Merit honorees. All U.S. hospitals are eligible for the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize®.
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Over 400 photos of the International Conference can now be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipfcc/. Please tag yourself and share these pictures with all you know. International Conference photos are also posted on Facebook.
The National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) is seeking comments on proposed Specialty Practice Recognition (SPR) 2013 standards, which are slated to be released in March 2013. Reviewers are asked to submit their comments in writing via the public comment Web site by 5pm (Eastern) on Friday, July 6, 2012.
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare 411 audio news source provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.
Check out the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) new training simulation, Partnering to Heal: Teaming-Up Against Healthcare-Associated Infections. It is a great training tool for use by health professionals, students, patients, and their families to learn more about patient safety concepts.
Participants can choose to play any of five different roles—four health care professionals as well as a family member—and make decisions based on the situations each encounters. Players can then see how those decisions play out for each of the characters. This simulation is intended to encourage different audiences to understand the goal of preventing infections and to make the personal commitment to prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). Learn more about the HHS Initiative to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections.
Institute's Emblem of Commitment
Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care Pinwheel Sponsors have the opportunity to designate their affiliation with the Institute by posting the Institute's Emblem of Commitment on their own website. This emblem lets others know that the Sponsor's organization is committed to partnering with patients and families to improve safety and quality. Learn more about the Institute's Pinwheel Sponsors Program...