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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
SA7 | Quality Improvement Awards and Expert Panel Discussion

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This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for PA/LTC residents. It will feature presentations by the Foundation's 2017 Quality Improvement Award winner on the "Quality of Dementia End-of-Life (EOL) Care in Nursing Homes using Quality Data Collection Tool for Palliative Care (QDACT-PC) Registry," as well as presentation from the winners of the 2018 QI & Health Outcome (QIHO) Award. These awards are centered on programs that facilities have successfully implemented to improve the quality of life for their residents. These presentations will form the basis for discussion by Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD, and Dulce Maria Cruz Oliver, MD. The discussion will serve to highlight the relationship between individual QI initiatives and larger research projects and trends that strengthen the quality of life across the PA/LTC continuum.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Appreciate the diversity and impact of quality improvement and quality of life projects in the PA/LTC setting.
(2) Describe the difference in project design and implementation of quality of care and quality of life projects.
(3) Discuss the challenges in impacting the quality of care and life in the PA/LTC setting.

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Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD

Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He serves as director of the geriatric medicine fellowship training program, director of the... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
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