Delivered by CHAP President and CEO, Barbara McCann, this on-demand webinar will provide the information you need regarding the NEW Palliative Care Certification and the process to becoming certified.
Palliative Care is the organized delivery of patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating symptoms of individuals with serious illness.
Palliative care addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and the family, as well as facilitating access to information and choice. It is provided and coordinated by an interdisciplinary team in any setting.
The CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Palliative Care standards are informed by providers of palliative care and the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th Edition. Richmond, VA: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care; 2018.
CHAP President and CEO
Barbara McCann is CHAPs President and CEO. She previously served as the Chief Industry Officer of Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest home care and hospice franchisor with over 300 offices in 44 states. Ms. McCann joined Interim HealthCare in January 1998, and served as the Chief Clinical Officer overseeing the company’s corporate clinical operations team developing policies, procedures, and practice guidelines for the delivery of patient care, as well as compliance with federal law and regulation and professional standards of practice. She also directed the national chronic care programs. In 2010, Ms. McCann assumed the role of Chief Industry Officer acting as the company liaison and industry representative to Congress, CMS, MedPAC, the National Quality Forum, and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaboration, representing the roles of home care and hospice in medical homes and ACOs, as well other professional and consumer organizations. In addition, Ms. McCann directs the national care transition programs partnering with hospitals, physicians, and payors to reduce avoidable readmissions and effectively transition chronically ill patients and their families to home self-management and safety.
Ms. McCann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare. She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and actively practiced as a medical social worker in a variety of health settings, including home care and hospice, prior to joining the JCAHO in 1981.