Take advantage of these upcoming online educational events. The webinars are all intended for eligible hospitals or eligible professionals & 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. Also follow our Hashtag Events.
Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule Call – On March 9, 2020, CMS released the Interoperability and Patient Access final rule, outlining opportunities to put patients first by giving them better access to their health information. CMS and the ONC identified technical standards to support data exchange through secure APIs. This secure, standards-based approach will help unleash innovation in health care, empower patients to be informed decision makers, and reduce burden on payers and providers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma opens this call, followed by an overview by CMS experts.
ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule Webinars – Information Blocking – ONC has a series of question and answer webinars coming up on ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule. Join ONC leadership for a brief discussion of Information Blocking followed by questions and answers.
COVID-19 Capacity Planning Tool Live Demo An Q&A – In the attempt to help healthcare systems weather the storm, they created the Capacity Planning Tool to address capacity needs throughout your healthcare system—for COVID-19 and all your other patients. They started with the Penn Med Epidemic Model and added capacity planning, starting with the scarcest resources—beds and ventilators—and then they will focus on the dramatic increase in the need for PPE, other respiratory equipment, and staffing. They have already made the Capacity Planning Tool available to everyone. In this session, they’re also making their experts available to explain the tool and how it’s best leveraged.
CMS and ONC Final Rules Implementing Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and Impact on your Organization – On March 6, 2020, HHS released two landmark rules – one from CMS and one from ONC – that implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. The rules will impact providers, patients, payors and vendors. On this webinar, we bring two thought leaders to the table to discuss the implications of these two rules including: Use of FHIR-based APIs for privacy, security and standards; Patient Access APIs; Provider Directory API; Payer-to-Payer Data Exchange; Improving the Dually Eligible Experience by Increasing the Frequency of Federal-State Data Exchanges; Public Reporting and Information Blocking; U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI); Condition of Participation (CoP); Admission, Discharge, and Transfer Event Notifications.
ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule Webinars – 2015 Edition Certification Criteria, Conditions and Maintenance of Certification – ONC has a series of question and answer webinars coming up on ONC’s Cures Act Final Rule. Join them for a Q&A Webinar on the 2015 Edition Certification Criteria and Conditions and Maintenance of Certification.
HIMSS Complimentary Digital Learning
How Healthcare Providers Can Drive Meaningful Patient Engagement – Healthcare consumers expect a faster, more connected experience at every touchpoint. Providing patient-centered care means engaging patients with a digital experience that proactively meets the needs and preferences of each individual. And these expectations don’t just apply to patients, we have to engage the entire care ecosystem including providers, employees, and clinicians. Hear from a trailblazing customer on how Salesforce enables their organization to deliver personalized experiences, all while gaining important insights that support population health management and value-based care initiatives.
AI-Enabled Clinical Virtual Assistant – A HIMSS Technology Update – What if we could liberate clinicians from that enormous cognitive burden of data access? And what if clinicians could have access to that data by simply asking for it when, and how, we need it? Attend this webinar to meet…Graffiti. An AI-enabled clinical virtual assistant.
Network Infrastructure: Building the Foundation for Secure Patient-Care Centered Technologies – As healthcare becomes more dependent on myriad technologies for the delivery of all aspects of patient care, the networks and data that power these technologies become correspondingly important. Gigamon, provider of network visibility, security and analytics solutions to enterprises across industries including healthcare providers, insurance companies and government agencies, shares use cases on how it has helped healthcare organizations such as John Hopkins, Cardinal Health, Seattle Cancer Alliance, BUPA, and Beijing Children’s Hospital gain more visibility, control and security over their networks and patient data.
Connected Care and the State of Interoperability in Healthcare: New Insights and Best Practices – Achieving interoperability between disparate IT systems is a priority among health care providers throughout the United States. According to a recent HIMSS survey of IT and Clinical leaders, progress is being made while also addressing challenges associated with connecting new standards-based technology. Join Ann MacKay, Insights Practice Lead at HIMSS Media and Colleen Sirhal, Chief Clinical Officer at Hyland, as they discuss the results from new research on the state of connected care and interoperability.
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.
COVID-19 for Healthcare Workers – Channing D. Sheets, MSEd, RVT, RBP, is a biosafety officer and epidemiologist within the California Division of Communicable Diseases. This presentation provides background information on the virus, its etiology, quarantine measures, and control measures for the healthcare setting.
Telehealth during COVID-19: New strategies on how physicians are addressing the outbreak – In the wake of the current situation with COVID-19, physicians and other healthcare providers are rapidly adopting workflows for telehealth to triage incoming patients to determine and evaluate risk, reduce non-emergent office visits, remotely monitor patients and more. Join them for a panel discussion on implementing telehealth workflows to meet the need for quick change and continuity of care. Presenters include a CTO for a county health system, a physician, and a provider of telehealth technology.
Telehealth: Virtual Visits Drive Access to Care and Efficiency – Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center is one of the largest orthopedic groups in the US. To optimize care from multiple locations across the greater Denver area, Panorama connects with patients via virtual visits. Hear Chris Francis, IT director of Panorama, discuss the group’s telehealth strategy, the decision and process behind implementation, and patient/provider-specific use cases.
Capturing SDoH Data Across Community Health Centers – Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) will explain how to engage and partner with providers to capture and work with SDoH data to enable community partners and Community Health Centers to mobilize community-based resources.
Take the “On Ramp” to the Intersection of 21st and TEFCA – The 21st Century Cures Act is intended to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st-century cures through medical research and innovation. The new law also contains a number of provisions that directly impact the healthcare technology industry, specifically in the areas of interoperability, and have proposed a path to promote nationwide interoperability. In this presentation, MEDITECH Professional Services AVP Larry O’Toole and Manager Joe Wall will review the latest rules that are expected to drop in 2020, and the expectations that healthcare providers and EHR vendors will need to consider.
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.
MA HIway 2020 Connection Requirement – For 2020, the Mass HIway Regulations (101 CMR 20.00) require all Acute Care Hospitals, all Community Health Centers, and Large and Medium Medical Ambulatory Practices to connect to the Mass HIway. These organizations must meet the requirements by January 1, 2020 and submit an attestation form during the summer of 2020. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the HIway connection requirements and how to submit their attestation forms online.
Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use) in 2020 – Are you sure you are on track for 2020? Join them for a free webinar to learn up-to-date information about the EHR Incentive Program and how to achieve Meaningful Use. Topics Include: EHR Incentive Program overview; Certified EHR technology requirements; 2020 reporting period, Stage 3; Tips on problematic measures; How to prepare for a potential Meaningful Use audit.