NPHI Provides COVID-19 Policy and Regulatory Update to Members (10.1.20)
Today, the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) hosted Dr. Bill Petri, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Eric De Jonge, Chief of Geriatrics, Capital Caring Health, and Dr. Cameron Muir, Chief Innovation Officer, NPHI. Non-profit hospice providers continue to face immense challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and its various implications for staffing, operations, and clinical care. Together, these three speakers provided updates to the Partnership’s members regarding COVID-19 projections, testing, and vaccine developments as they relate to end-of-life care issues.
“Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, our members have shown tremendous fortitude in the face of previously unimaginable circumstances” said Tom Koutsoumpas, President & CEO of NPHI. “The opportunity to provide our members with updated information regarding testing, diagnostics, and vaccine developments, from three knowledgeable and seasoned experts, is yet another example of how NPHI is focused on supporting non-profit hospices as they strive to provide the best possible care to their patients.”
The conversation, entitled “NPHI Member Engagement Call: COVID-19 and Policy & Regulatory Updates”, was part of a biweekly series of NPHI-hosted discussions to address today’s pressing topics through engagement with health policy experts, thought leaders, and other innovators.
The discussion aimed at presenting and educating NPHI’s membership on the anticipated increase in COVID-19 cases through the winter, the continued development of innovative and effective diagnostics, and where vaccine development efforts currently stand. The dialogue focused on providing members with real-life examples of testing options and strategies and details on when a potential vaccine may be available. Click here to learn more about this series or how to become an NPHI member.
About the National Partnership for Healthcare & Hospice Innovation
The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a collaborative of 70+ not-for-profit, community-integrated, advanced illness, and hospice providers from across the United States who play a unique role as a crucial safety net for the sickest, most vulnerable patients in the communities they serve. For more information, visit www.hospiceinnovations.org
About Capital Caring Health
Since 1977, CCH has provided hospice, palliative care, and counseling services to nearly 120,000 patients and their families, in the Washington D.C. area. They are one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit providers of these services. For more information, visit https://www.capitalcaring.org/
About the UVA School of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health
The UVA Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health is committed to exploring new frontiers of research and training a new generation of physician-scientists to meet the challenges of infectious diseases in an increasingly “flat” global community. Research is supported by more than $29 million in annual extramural funding, including global health initiatives supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH, and carried out with partners in countries around the world, among them Bangladesh, Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. For more information, visit https://med.virginia.edu/infectious-diseases/