2016 National Innovation Collaborative
‘Redesigning Episodes of Care’ was the theme at Remedy’s fifth National Innovation Collaborative, which took place on November 14 and 15 in Philadelphia. Our largest yet, the 2016 Collaborative brought together more than 350 healthcare professionals representing 70+ organizations from across the nation.
In such a crucial moment, we were honored to host thinkers who are optimistic about the future of bundled payments. Policy experts Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of the ACA and a pioneering voice in bundled payments, and Amy Bassano, the Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, pointed to the success of bundled payment programs to date as rationale for their bipartisan support and significance in care redesign efforts. Presentations from Remedy’s own Carolyn Magill, CEO, and Steve Wiggins, Chairman, provided further perspective on how bundled payments drive value to the broader system, pointing to their enduring position in American healthcare regardless of what may happen to certain parts of the ACA such as insurance exchanges.
True to the theme, the bulk of the Collaborative focused on specific actions clinicians and program administrators can take in support of care redesign. Dr. Steve Pantilat delivered a moving talk about how clinicians can effectively communicate with patients with serious illness. Panel discussions addressed approaches to optimizing next site of care selection, post-acute care, orthopedic bundles, and analytics to improve patients’ experiences and outcomes.
This year also saw the introduction of the Transitional Care Institute App, which provided a new way for attendees to share insights, access speaker information, and view presentations during the conference. Attendees can use the app throughout the year to access the Transitional Care Institute, our platform for care redesign resources, news, and connections.
We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you for attending and contributing to a productive conversation to make care better for patients. If you could not attend, we hope you will join us next year. In the meantime, please visit the Transitional Care Institute to keep up to date with all we are doing in support of ‘redesigning episodes of care’.
We can’t wait to continue our collaboration.