February 5, 2019

Speak(easy) Howard: Free Webinar Series on Advance Care Planning in Health Care

The Horizon Foundation’s Speak(easy) Howard campaign will host a FREE webinar series on incorporating advance care planning into health care settings. The sessions are designed for health care professionals. This webinar series normally costs more than $700, but is being offered at no cost to participants.

Through six weekly sessions led by national experts with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and The Conversation Project, participants will learn about:

  • Reliably stewarding advance care planning information across the health care system, including strategies for working with electronic health records.
  • Engaging communities that help to activate the public in having these conversations in advance of a potential medical crisis.
  • Making use of CMS reimbursement for advance care planning conversations.

Health care providers (primary care, hospital-based, palliative care, elder care, nursing home, long-term care, skilled nursing facility or hospice care), health system leaders, social workers, chaplains and other clinical staff are all invited to participate and learn tools to address advance care planning in their role. While the time period to register for CEUs has passed, all are still welcome to join and listen in.

The weekly series will begin March 21 and include six sessions, each lasting 1 to 1.5 hours. Register online at bit.ly/SpeakeasyWebinarSeries.

For more information, download our webinar brochure (pdf).

Dates and topics for the webinar series:

Session 1: The Conversation Project – Reaching people where they live, work and pray – An introduction to engaging patients and families in conversations about end-of-life care.
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Session 2: The Exemplify Principle in Action – Lessons and examples from organizations tackling advance care planning among their own staff.
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 a.m.

Session 3: Connecting in a Culturally Respectful Manner – A discussion of differences in language, ethnicity and faith and how they influence end-of-life care decisions.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 a.m.

Session 4: Engage ─ Moving from passive to proactive – Examples and tips for engaging patients effectively.
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 a.m.

Session 5: Steward ─ Achieving the reliability of allergy information – How health systems can steward care wishes as reliably as they steward allergy information.
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 a.m.

Session 6: CMS Reimbursement – How to implement methods for billing for conversations for CMS reimbursement.
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 8 – 9 a.m.

For questions or help registering, contact info@speakeasyhoward.org.