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.
Special ABCs of MIPS – Join HITECH Answers and SA Ignite on this special event on the details of the Proposed Rule for 2018 QPP Requirements. On this webinar event, we highlight key aspects of the 2018 Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule recently published by CMS, including pertinent aspects of MIPS and Alternative Payment Models. Organizations have begun planning for 2018 in the midst of implementing QPP for 2017. Get a head start on understanding how the regulations are trending, how it may impact your plans, and what to look for when the final rule is published in the Fall.
Improvements to the Medicare Claims Appeal Process and Statistical Sampling Call – Are you aware of recent regulatory changes to the Medicare claims appeal process? During this call, CMS and the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) discuss the HHS Medicare Appeals Final Rule, published on January 17, 2017. Learn about changes intended to streamline the administrative appeal processes, reduce the backlog of pending appeals, and increase consistency in decision making across appeal levels. For an overview of the Final Rule, see the HHS fact sheet. A question and answer session follows the presentation.
Current and Future State of Interoperability – A lot has happened since our first Interoperability Virtual Panel Discussion two years ago. The significant progress made by providers and hospitals in the meaningful use of certified EHR technology, the passing of MACRA and the 21st Century Cures Act, and the publication of the ONC’s Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, are all impacting the industry’s decade-long march towards full l Interoperability. On this virtual event, we bring leading Health IT thought leaders to the table to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities Interoperability now presents, and offer their thoughts on what this next year will bring.
Creating and Verifying Your National Provider Identifier Call – It is now easier to create, verify, or look up your National Provider identifier (NPI) using the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). During this call, CMS experts provide step–by-step details on the improved NPPES process. A question and answer session follows the presentation.
Critical Condition: Business Continuity Planning in an Always-On, Cloud Connected, Patient Centric World – While security may be top of mind, a comprehensive business continuity plan, including an alternative secure enterprise network and optimized cloud connectivity solution, is equally important. In this session you’ll learn: Implications of operating in an always-on cloud connected environment; Limitations of traditional networks to support cloud architectures; Key considerations including application performance, network diversity, reliability and security and IT agility; How technologies like SD-WAN, fixed wireless and DRaaS can help deliver consistent quality of care and a superior patient and clinician experience, regardless of what comes next. We’ll also share real world use cases to help you plan ahead. That’s essential, because the mission critical nature of healthcare IT requires an equally critical approach to the network.
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.
3 Strategies for Achieving Interoperability – The future of healthcare in the US is based on an assumption that every health IT system can interoperate with every other health IT system—which would enable better care coordination and reduce costs. But how far along are we at actually achieving full interoperability, and what can we do to get there? Find out in this webinar.
Finding the Value in Your EHR Data – Join them for a interesting discussion that will provide guidance on enhancing your EHR system from a documentation storage system to a collaboration platform. They will demonstrate what an automated, proactive, integrated and informed solution suite looks like. Moreover, this webinar will illustrate how you can drive greater value from your EHR and i2i to capitalize on quality and cost outcomes for value based care models. The program will feature insights from Will Jackson, Director of Sales Engineering at i2i Population Health and Ajdin Camaga, VP of Sales, i2i Population Health.
Cybersecurity and Medical Devices: Risk Assessment and Response – The vast increase in the use of both digital and medical device technologies in health care has resulted in improved health outcomes, greater efficiencies, and a better quality of life for Americans. However, with increased health care digitization and connectivity comes an increased risk of cybersecurity threats. Join experts in cybersecurity, medical devices, and health information technology at BPC to examine cybersecurity risks associated with medical device technology and the strategies and policies that can help address such risks.
Using Data to Improve Patient Safety: Part 2 – Real Life Use Cases – This second webinar in a two-part patient safety series will move beyond principles into real life quality improvement use cases. During the webinar, Stan and Valere will discuss how using an automated trigger tool for all-cause harm reviews will provide timely, real-time patient safety data useful to drive down harm rates with earlier interventions. Additional benefits of this approach include having a more accurate and robust source of data for identifying harm trends to then be able to integrate the findings into existing quality improvement processes for further quality improvement efforts.
Ransomware: What to Do Before and After an Attack – Ransomware attacks are a very real and unfortunate risk to providers in today’s healthcare climate. Attacks quadrupled in 2016 and they’re expected to continue to grow. In this webinar, NextGen experts will address the uncertainty of security breaches and give you valuable information to educate yourself. As an organization, they are committed protecting both clients and patients from damage caused by these malicious attacks.
HIPAA Compliance for Nursing Professionals – Gain a better understanding of HIPAA regulations and how it directly affects nursing professionals. It is important for health care providers to understand the scope of their responsibility to protect patient information. Unfortunately, there is significant misinformation and misconception regarding HIPAA and the HIPAA Privacy Rule. This topic helps providers understand the requirements under HIPAA and how best to meet them. In addition, this material will help identify risk areas and prepare for an inevitable breach. With these tools in place, providers can concentrate on patient care with the confidence that they have taken the necessary steps to protect patient privacy.
Addressing the Wants and Needs of the Modern Consumer – The Advisory Board Company recently conducted a survey to better understand how patients feel about virtual visits. Consumers are very interested in using virtual visits for services that extend well beyond primary care. During the webinar, Emily Zuehlke, Consultant for the Market Innovation Center at The Advisory Board Company, will discuss the results of the survey, and reveal what consumers want from a telehealth service.
Using Technology to Aid in Patient Financial Decision Making – Consumers are being crushed by skyrocketing healthcare costs, and they’re looking to providers and technology for help. In this webinar, PointClear Solutions’ Vice President of Solutions Management Tommy White offers insights into ways mobile- and web-based applications can help providers help patients make better decisions – via educational content, cost information, payment processing, and even financing.
Your Data Migration Questions Answered: Ask the Expert Q&A Panel – This webcast will give attendees who are considering or in the process of replacing and/or transitioning EHRs the ability to ask questions of our experts. Their moderators have extensive experience in data migration efforts, having supported over 250+ projects, and migration of 40MM+ patient records and 7K+ providers. They will be available to answer questions surrounding changes in workflows, items to consider when migrating data, knowing what to migrate vs archive, etc.
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.
Meaningful Use in 2017 and What it Means For You Webinar – Join Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) for an informative webinar with Janet Baxter, Meaningful Use (MU) Program Manager at the Alliance of Chicago as she discusses the MU requirements for 2017 with a focus on the Medicaid EHR incentive program.
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