TruPharmacy News: April Edition

Congress: To Better Understand Value-Based Care, Look to Hospice

CourthouseIntroduced by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement a decade ago, the “Triple Aim” is an approach that focuses on three critical areas of care:

 improving the patient experience (via increased quality and satisfaction), strengthening population health, and reducing costs to the health care system.

Expanding access to the compassionate and personalized care that patients and families want is not an impossible fantasy, but rather it is attainable. Hospice and palliative care providers are eager to join with policymakers to lead the way. Expanding hospice access, supporting community-based palliative care and reducing regulatory burdens that restrict access to care are a good place to start.



5 Ways Supportive (Palliative) Care Can Help at Diagnosis

Seeing healthcare professionals who focus on symptom management and suportive care improves outcomes and is critical for a patient’s quality of life. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) strongly recommends that symptom management and supportive care should be provided early in a patient’s diagnosis as well as during and after treatment.