Enclara Pharmacia to Present on Palliative Care at Summit

PHILADELPHIA – Enclara Pharmacia, the market leader in comprehensive pharmacy management services to the hospice industry, is collaborating with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the largest membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the US, to offer a unique educational and engagement opportunity.

The Executive Business Summit “Positioning for the Future” will be presented in conjunction with Turn-Key Health on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 5:00-6:30 pm, prior to the official opening of NHPCO’s annual Management and Leadership Conference at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland. Extending its role as a nationally recognized thought leader in hospice medication therapy management and enhancing a commitment to creating value for its growing portfolio of partners in hospice care, Enclara Pharmacia is co-sponsoring the summit to help executives strategically plan for the future through community-based palliative care programs and services.

“This event presents innovative ways to leverage existing resources and staff to foster organizational growth and build successful partnerships with payers and health systems,” says Andy Horowitz, CEO of Enclara Pharmacia. “Attendees will get a fuller understanding of the value proposition of hospice and palliative care within the post-acute environment, and be better equipped to improve patient care while controlling costs in patient populations with advanced illnesses.”

An interactive panel discussion led by Nancy-Ann DeParle, founding partner of Consonance Capital Partners, and former deputy chief of staff for policy and director of the White House Office of Health Reform, will address trends in healthcare policy, payment models, and collaboration between payers, health systems, and care providers:

  • Jennifer Brokaw, M.D., emergency physician and healthcare entrepreneur
  • J. Brian Cassel, Ph.D., palliative care research director, VCU School of Medicine
  • Torrie Fields, MPH, senior manager of advanced illness, Blue Shield of California
  • Bruce Smith, M.D., FACP, executive medical director, Cambia Palliative Care Services and Regence BlueShield

Donald Schumacher, NHPCO president and CEO, adds, “The distinguished panel will offer insights into how health systems, ACOs, and Medicare Advantage plans view hospice and palliative care within the healthcare continuum.”