The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness, launched in mid-2016, works to foster an ongoing dialogue about critical policy and research issues to accelerate and sustain progress in care for people of all ages with serious illness. Inspired by previous work at the Academies, including the 2014 Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, the Roundtable convenes key stakeholders to focus on five priority areas:
1) delivery of person-centered, family-oriented care;
2) communication and advance care planning;
3) professional education and development;
4) policies and payment systems; and
5) public education and engagement. Roundtable membership includes patient advocates, health care professional organizations, health care providers and insurers, foundations, federal agencies, researchers, and others interested in improving care for people with serious illness.
As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Now Playing: Speakers from the Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care: A Workshop
Blyth Lord, Courageous Parents Network and Richard Goldstein, MD, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Susan West, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Diane Meier, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Center to Advance Palliative Care
Download the full proceedings here and review the rest of the workshop discussions here.