The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness, launched in mid-2016, works to foster an ongoing dialogue about critical policy and research issues to accelerate and sustain progress in care for people of all ages with serious illness. Inspired by previous work at the Academies, including the 2014 Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, the Roundtable convenes key stakeholders to focus on five priority areas:
1) delivery of person-centered, family-oriented care;
2) communication and advance care planning;
3) professional education and development;
4) policies and payment systems; and
5) public education and engagement. Roundtable membership includes patient advocates, health care professional organizations, health care providers and insurers, foundations, federal agencies, researchers, and others interested in improving care for people with serious illness.
As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Laurie Graig, Roundtable Director
Sylara Marie Cruz, Research Assistant
Sharyl Nass, Health Care Services Board Director
Andrew Pope, Health Sciences Policy Board Director