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.
COVID-19 Listening Sessions with CMS Office of Minority Health – The CMS Office of Minority Health invites you to participate in a listening session to discuss the continuing impact of COVID-19 on populations who face health disparities, including racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, people with limited English proficiency, and rural populations. Your participation will help them: Understand the specific health care challenges and needs of the people your organization serves as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses; Learn about your organization’s work to address these challenges, including emerging best practices for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program patients; Understand your organization’s need for resources and support related to outreach around COVID-19; Plan outreach related to COVID-19 vaccines.
Solutions to the New Challenges Facing ACOs and ACO Participants from the 2021 QPP Final Rule – This webinar thoroughly explains four key changes in the 2021 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Final Rule: the discontinuation of the CMS Web Interface, the introduction of the Alternative Payment Model (APM) Performance Pathway (APP), the discontinuation of the APM scoring standard, and the expanded use of the APM entity submitter type. These changes create eight new challenges in quality measurement for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and ACO participants in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Session 3 – Using Analytics to Drive Your Practice Forward – Participants will learn from healthcare and business intelligence experts on how to identify the key metrics that matter to optimize revenue and improve patient care.
Synthetic Health Data Challenge Phase I Informational Webinar and Q&A – Attention Innovators! You are invited to attend an Informational Webinar and Q&A for Phase I of the Synthetic Health Data Challenge. This Challenge invites proposals for projects supporting the development of Synthea data-generation modules and the use of Synthea-generated synthetic health data. Selected Phase I proposals will move on to the Phase II prototype/model development stage and compete for a total awards package of up to $100,000. Register and attend to learn more.
Session 4 – Creating the Best Patient Experience in 2021 – Patient expectations have changed drastically. This session will shine a light on how practices can deliver a modern patient experience in 2021 through the implementation of growth-focused marketing strategies, telehealth enablement, contactless check-in, and more.
TEFCA RCE Monthly Informational Call – The Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) will host a public informational call as an opportunity to share information about the progress to-date. An anticipated agenda will be shared in advance each month. This meeting will also provide stakeholders an opportunity to share their support, questions, and ideas.
HIMSS Complimentary Digital Learning
2021 State of Interoperability in Healthcare – Attend this webinar and see the latest research findings from HIMSS and Hyland covering the state of interoperability adoption and maturity in the healthcare industry. While progress has been made, there is much more work ahead. Learn where the industry now stands in terms of advancing interoperability and the impact COVID-19 has had on these efforts.
Digital Health, Big Data, and What Pharma Learned from COVID-19 – Join HIMSS for this wide-ranging discussion to learn what the digital ecosystem looked like for pharma before COVID and how it may change post-pandemic to accelerate product development and enhance patient centricity.
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.
Big Data & False Claims Act Risk Due to COVID-19 – Stephen Bittinger, partner with K&L Gates in the firm’s Charleston office and a member of the health care/FDA practice group, is presenting with us on the brief history of use of big data in investigating and proving False Claims Act liability. He will offer an explanation of the government agencies and contractors involved in gathering health care data for investigation of fraud and abuse. We will look into the increased risk of fraud investigations due to regulatory changes implemented in response to COVID-19, and give practical ways to use data to reduce risk of investigation and liability.
Put the Patient at the Center of Your Engagement Strategy: How Self-Determination Theory Can Help – Join Geoffrey Williams, MD, PhD, and NextGen Healthcare Chief Medical Officer, Betty Rabinowitz, MD, FACP, to learn how the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) model can take your patient engagement to the next level.
How Providers are Scaling Virtual Care: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the Leaders – The pandemic reshaped healthcare’s utilization of virtual care. Almost overnight, providers quickly mobilized telehealth programs, reshaped audio-only check-ins, and revamped patient engagement solutions. As healthcare leaders refine and grow these programs over the coming months, our experts detail the strategies and practices to help organizations scale from pilots to enterprise-wide, comprehensive virtual care deployments. Join experts in creating virtual care experiences where the technology is “invisible” to the patients and providers. In their work together, they were able to scale technology and operations for a home monitoring program to 60,000 patients across regions and conditions – within 12 months.
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.
Program Year 2020 MU Q & A Session – The Program Year 2020 application deadline is February 2nd, 2021. During this Q&A they will discuss PY 2020 questions you have prior to the deadline, share best practices and work flows, and discuss tips on meeting MU/PI measures, for the remaining two years of incentives. They will explain the accelerated program timelines, review supporting documentation requirements for MU Stage 3 and touch on some of the more challenging objectives and measures.