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Innovations: A Look Behind and a Look Ahead

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In this podcast, Chris interviews Dr. Janet Bull whom he has worked with throughout much of his career at Four Seasons. 

In this podcast Dr. Bull reviews innovations, she is most proud of and what she learned from them throughout her illustrious career in hospice and palliative care.  Dr. Bull also shares a creative thinking framework:  Ideation, Inspiration, and Implementation which all of us can use.   Finally, Dr. Bull takes our listeners through a visualization exercise with a look towards the future.  You will enjoy this one so please join us.






Our Guest

Dr. Janet Bull, CMO Emerita, CIO
Chief Medical Officer Emerita, Chief Innovation Officer

Janet Bull, MD, MBA, FAAHPM is the Chief Medical Officer Emerita/Chief Innovations Officer at Four Seasons Compassion for Life and holds a consultant assistant professorship at Duke University Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the AAHPM, board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and holds a hospice medical director certification.  Janet has authored or coauthored several papers on  palliative care operations, telehealth, billing issues, and quality data reporting. She helped develop the QDACT (Quality Data Assessment Collection Tool), co-directed the Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance, and is on the board of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative. She directs the research department at Four Seasons and has served as the Principal Investigator on over 45 clinical trials in hospice and palliative medicine. She is Program Director of the Palliative Care Immersion Course and a principal of Four Seasons Consulting Group, which offers consulting services in hospice, palliative care, and research.  Janet was the recipient of the Sharon O. Dixon Award in 2007, the Cuniff-Dixon Hastings Award in 2012, and the Josephino Magno Distinguished Physician Award in 2013. In 2014, she was recognized as one of the Top 30 Visionaries in the Field award by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and served as Principal Investigator on the 2014-17 Center of Medicare Innovations Grant demonstrating the value of palliative care.  She was President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) in 2017 and was as a core team member on the development of the Alternative Payment Model for Serious Illness Care for AAHPM.