The Joint Commission recently announced the implementation of new and revised pain assessment and management standards, effective January 1, 2018, for its accredited hospitals. These new and revised requirements were developed through a rigorous research, evaluation, and review process. They include:
1) The hospital has a leader or leadership team that is responsible for pain management and safe opioid prescribing and develops and monitors performance improvement activities.
2) The hospital provides nonpharmacologic pain treatment modalities.
3) The hospital provides staff and licensed independent practitioners with educational resources and programs to improve pain assessment, pain management, and the safe use of opioid medications based on the identified needs of its patient population.
Nonpharmacologic modalities are the hallmark of Integrative Healthcare, with twenty years of research informing the protocols.
You can learn what these are and how to implement them in a hospital setting on the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke.
Some immediate resources include:
On Thursday, August 3, Leadership Program alumni Drs. Chiti Parikh and Alka Gupta presented a webinar on the lessons learned from their experience establishing and expanding an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program at NewYork-Presbyterian, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine. Watch this webinar to learn more about the challenges and opportunities they faced, what worked and how they see the future unfolding.
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University hosted a webinar on the economic models of Integrative Health and Medicine. John Weeks, a writer, speaker, and organizer, presented past and current economic models of the field. In his presentation, Weeks describes the challenges and obstacles for Integrative Health associated with volume-based payment and delivery models, while introducing participants to methods that leaders of existing clinical programs are developing to shape their value propositions to sponsoring organizations in an often misaligned economic environment.
Benjamin Kligler, MD, MPH has been selected as the 2017 Bravewell Distinguished Service Award recipient. The Consortium’s Bravewell Distinguished Service Award honors a Consortium member for their tireless contribution to the Consortium’s mission.
Dr. Benjamin Kligler is National Director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center at the Veterans Health Administration and former Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine, Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Kligler is Co-Director of the Beth Israel Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine, is a Core Faculty Member in the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University and also teaches in the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice. He is former Chair of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health and is the author of Curriculum in Complementary Therapies: A Guide for the Medical Educator, and co-editor of Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. Dr. Kligler is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Kligler is board-certified in Family Medicine and also holds certifications in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and acupuncture.
Wednesday, March 15 | 2 p.m. ET
On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University core faculty members Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, and Lori Knutson RN, BSN, HNB-BC, presented a 45-minute educational webinar on leading with an intrapreneurial style, including Theory U and “presencing” skills.
During the webinar, Knutson describes how to channel presence, purpose, and potential to create meaningful change and inspire transformation. The presentation includes guidance, philosophies, and real-life examples to help break through complexities in the health system and encourage leaders to work within the system in a new, more conscious, intentional, and strategic way.
On Aug. 10, 2016, The Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University held an informative webinar on the critical elements of success in Integrative Leadership including presentations by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, and Michael C. Aquilino, and a question and answer period by these core faculty members.
The archived webinar can now be watched on-demand from the Leadership Program website to learn more about key philosophies of Integrative Leadership and tools for developing effective leadership skills, building a mission-based culture and fostering better engagement and alignment in teams.
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