Upcoming HHS Agency Events

HHS agency eventsAHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

An agency within HHS producing evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ works with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. View previously recorded events on their YouTube Channel.

A National Webinar on Projects to Inform Stage 3 Meaningful Use Requirements Through Evidence
When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:30 pm ET
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This presentation will outline the findings from recent research that provides evidence to inform the development of the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use objectives and examines the feasibility of selected proposed objectives related to care coordination, interoperability, and patient and family engagement.

Final Webinar in AHRQ’s Practice Facilitation Training Series
When: February 26, 3 pm ET
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AHRQ is hosting the fifth and final webinar in a series designed to share tools and resources for training primary care practice facilitators. See previous events in this series on demand.

cms-twitterCMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

A federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.

MLN Connects™ National Provider Call
When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 1:30 pm -3:00 pm ET
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ICD-10 Implementation and Medicare Testing – CMS is offering acknowledgement testing and end-to-end testing to help the Medicare Fee-For-Service provider community get ready for the October 1, 2015 implementation date. During this MLN Connects™ National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts will discuss opportunities for testing and results from previous testing weeks, along with implementation issues and resources for providers.

ONCtwitterONC – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

The agency at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs) Webinars
ICYMI last week, we are planning webinars about the three grant funding opportunities (FOAs), all three designed to help advance interoperability and strengthen the health IT workforce. You can get more information at HealthIt.gov. The free webinars (all times Eastern) kick off next week: