4:30 - 4:50 pmSaturday, September 17
LK 101
Telemedicine and network creation to build capacity for palliative care to reach anyone that needs it.
LK 101
Telemedicine and network creation to build capacity for palliative care to reach anyone that needs it.
ResolutionCare
ResolutionCare is a community based palliative care program with a meta-spatial vision of community using any available technology to bring compassionate and competent care to everyone everywhere as life... Read more

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ResolutionCare is a community based palliative care program with a meta-spatial vision of community using any available technology to bring compassionate and competent care to everyone everywhere as life approaches completion.

I will present on our progress to date as we work at high velocity and with soul to solve these three enormous and painful problems faced by people with serious and life threatening illness as well as the inspired professionals that simply want to care for them:

…..Exploding demand for person centered palliative care in the face of an aging and ailing population.

…..Shockingly inadequate access and capacity due to workforce shortages of palliative care professionals

…..Crisis levels of burn out and professional distress among those we count on to guide and care for us when we are sick.

A dynamic conversation about care for people with serious illness and those approaching death is exploding nearly everywhere in our society. From outside my field of palliative medicine, there is the work of Ellen Goodman and the Conversation Project, the intimate chronicles of Oliver Sacks last days in the New York Times, and the Institute of Medicine’s sentinel report on “Dying in America.” Atul Gawande with his bestseller, Being Mortal, offers his own awakening to the terrible truth of how our system of medicine fails to deliver the care needed and perpetuates the flimsy idea that we can fix anything.

From within the health care system, decades of effort from the likes of physician/author Ira Byock and trailblazing physician/ leader Diane Meier, as well as thousands of dedicated and inspired professionals, are bearing fruit to bring Palliative Care to central relevancy in discussions of health care delivery and reform. Baby Boomers like myself are being confronted with the truth of aging, the limits of technology, and the waste of a system that is doing exactly what it is designed to do. In his recent TED talk, BJ Miller put it simply, “Health care was designed with diseases at its center, not people. Which is to say that it is badly designed.”

ResolutionCare is architecting a remote network of inspired, qualified, and incredibly well trained team members using telemedicine to provide integrated care in the home. With design centered on the experience of both the person with illness and family, we are building an integrated IT platform that will contain the medical record, videoconferencing, care coordination among the team and with primary care, cancer care, and other ancillary services. All of the back end work to obtain records and schedule appointments, coordinate family meetings, enable the technology, integrate access for the care team in the ground will be invisible to both patients/families and our treasured team members. For them, they will simply click on a link and be in the presence of person that needs them or a caring professional.

Father, husband, brother, son, and palliative care physician, Dr. Fratkin is dedicated to the well being of his community. He has made his home and built his family in rural Northern California.  He has served his community as a foot soldier and a transformative voice for improving the experience of people facing the end of life. Dr. Fratkin has created ResolutionCare to bring capable and compassionate care to everyone, everywhere as they approach the completion of life. ResolutionCare innovates with technology and new models of value–driven incentives to bring greater quality of living to people with serious illness long before they are ready for hospice. The ResolutionCare team uses technology to restore tradition care in the home, to share expertise openly, and to empower people to plot their own course on their own terms.

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