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Operationalizing Your PFAC: 7 Steps to Sustainability

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Operationalizing Your PFAC: 7 Steps to Sustainability
Presented by Allison Chrestensen, Project Coordinator at Duke University Health System and Tiffany Christensen, Performance Improvement Specialist, North Carolina Quality Center

Along with the national focus on improving the patient experience, hospitals and health systems are working to incorporate the patient and family voice into every facet of the organization from quality improvement efforts to policies & procedures and governing boards. To formalize these efforts, CMS’s Partnership for Patients has developed five fundamental criteria to facilitate patient and family engagement (PFE) in healthcare organizations. One of these tactics is to develop a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), and the other is to include Patient and Family Advisors (PFAs) as representatives on quality improvement and hospital leadership boards. Private insurance companies across the country are also adjusting their reimbursements to align with these PFE recommendations.

As the PFE movement continues to gain momentum, the importance of utilizing evidence-based approaches for engaging patients and families becomes even clearer. Building an effective and sustainable PFAC that serves as a key resource for your organization’s quality improvement efforts requires comprehensive training and careful planning.

This webinar provides an overview of the "7 Steps to Sustainability” and offers information on the "nuts and bolts" of creating and developing a PFAC program for those who are just beginning their journey. Attendees who have experience working with PFACs will benefit from the discussion on innovative ways to partner with patients and family members outside the meeting room. Participants will leave this training with a clear understanding of the necessary steps for establishing effective partnerships and for becoming a top PFE-performer among healthcare organizations.

Upon purchasing this product you will receive an e-mail with a link to the downloadable webinar recording.

This webinar is approved for one Patient Experience Continuing Education Credit (PXE)

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