Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers
Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible hospitals or eligible professional and their practices. They are free of charge so register today.
For other Health IT events, conferences, or summits visit our HIT Event Calendar. For our upcoming webinars see Our Webinars in the HIT Event Calendar. To follow Hashtag Events see our post in HIE Answers.
Workforce Training for Health IT Professionals: Staying Current in the Changing Healthcare Environment – This webinar will feature speakers from ONC and grantee communities, who will provide an update on the Workforce Training for Health IT Professionals program, including a spotlight on new training resources available for healthcare stakeholders.
Government Incentives: The Changing Reimbursement Landscape – Just when you mastered the rules of the government’s incentive programs, everything is changing. 2017 ushers in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), aimed to combine the government’s current initiatives to establish a new formula for Medicare reimbursement for physicians for the foreseeable future. Although the changes will arguably streamline reporting, they require your attention. Join nationally recognized speaker Elizabeth Woodcock to identify the actions your practice needs to take this fall in order to qualify, participate and get paid under MIPS.
Using Learning Communities To Support Innovation Adoption: Lessons from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange – Join the Health Care Innovations Exchange for a free Web event designed to share results and lessons from the Innovations Exchange’s Learning Communities initiative. From 2014-2016, the Innovations Exchange sponsored three Learning Communities (LCs) to support innovation adoption in the following high-priority areas: Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Hospitals (Florida); Reducing Non-Urgent Emergency Services (Detroit); and Promoting Medication Therapy Management for At-Risk Populations (Houston).
The ABCs of MIPS – Join HITECH Answers and SA Ignite on our continuing series on MIPS. MIPS starts January 2017, which means activities in 2016 are critical to being prepared. Our Topic for August: Understanding and Preparing for the Public Reputational Impact of the MIPS Score.
AHRQ National Web Conference on Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs – During this webinar, presenters will discuss safe use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, specifically, methods to evaluate the safety of computer provider order entry (CPOE) functionality. Presenters will describe updates to a CPOE evaluation tool that assesses safety-critical decision support alerts and discuss methods to identify ‘wrong-patient’ errors when ordering medications and tests.
HIPAA, Cyber Hacking & ePHI Security – In today’s healthcare IT environment, we have the dual challenge of compliance and security – that is, how do we stay compliant and stop cyber hackers from accessing our ePHI? In this webinar, we look forward to discussing the current state of cyber hacking techniques, ePHI security and HIPAA compliance. Join us for this informative discussion on: Cyber hacking – the stages of a data breach, types of breaches, prevention tips; HIPAA compliance – HIPAA standard on encryption and integrity of transmission, compliance pitfalls; ePHI transmission – what is considered a secure transmission, common methods, how healthcare companies use cloud faxing to transmit ePHI.
Vendor and HIT Consultant Events
The following events are hosted by Health IT and EHR vendors and consultants. They are open to the public and we have not been paid to advertise. Presentations could include product marketing.
CMS’s 2017 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule – They will have a webinar to review the proposed rule. To join, log in to www.readytalk.com, participant code 5004777. If you are unable to access the web-audio function, dial 303.248.0285. Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted by CMS until 5pm EST September 6, 2016. A final rule is expected no later than November 1, 2016.
Live Webinar Answers Your Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Questions – Lynn Barr, CEO of Caravan Health will present a one-hour webinar on how primary care providers can qualify for the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, an innovative multi-payer program offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that generously compensates providers for delivering comprehensive care.
How to Improve ED Efficiency with Real-Time Performance Metrics – According to The Institute of Medicine, there are six domains of quality of care: safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered. Due to the fast pace and high patient volumes common to many emergency departments, the two attributes of timeliness and efficiency are frequently challenging to attain. During this webinar you will hear how hospitals can leverage Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) to measure performance of their EDs to drive process improvements in the areas of Timeliness and Efficiency. Several metrics and reports will be presented including: Length of Stay, ED Hold time, Door to Exam Room, Door to Provider – all presented in real-time, down to an individual patient level.
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
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The Power of Patient Engagement and the Tools you need to be Successful – Engagement with patients has never been more important – improving patient engagement for better outcomes is imperative to your success based on regulations surrounding the MACRA rule, MIPS guidelines, and merit-based payment developments. Getting patients involved and educated about their own care is at the top of your list of priorities, so finding the right tools and solutions is the next step. Successful patient engagement is a win for your patients and for you.
Transformational Care Delivery: Moving from “I” to “We” – Advanced technology and individual expertise are important elements of an effective population health strategy, but they are not everything. Even combined, these elements do not produce exceptional care in the absence of a high-performing team that places the patient relationship front and center.
Their very own Nancy Thompson will be interviewing Dr. Tomaino as he shares his journey over 22 years as a practicing orthopedic subspecialist. He will reveal why and how he transformed himself into a collaborative team member.
REC and State HIE Events
These events are hosted by Regional Extension Centers or State Health Information Exchanges. The events could have registration limited to their members. Please check registration requirements on these events.
PCMH Redesigning Primary Care-A Look at NCQA’s 2014 PCMH Standards – Join them for a free one hour webinar on PCMH Recognition and its role in improving patient safety and redefining quality outcomes. The presentation by one of their NCQA certified PCMH content experts will provide an overview of NCQA’s requirements to become a PCMH recognized practice.