Take advantage of these upcoming webinars for healthcare providers focused on adopting health information technology and participation in federal initiatives and quality reporting programs for transition to value based care. The webinars listed 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.
Disability and Language Access – How to Meet Your Legal Obligations and Make Your Programs Accessible – The Disability Access session will review some important questions, including: Is your organization communicating effectively with individuals who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities? Is your medical equipment accessible to patients with disabilities? Is your facility accessible to individuals with mobility-based disabilities? The session will also summarize relevant law, explain your obligations as they relate to disability access, and discuss how you can meet those obligations. We will touch on specific topics related to disability access, including physical access, medical access, and effective communication.
2020 Uniform Data System (UDS) Trends Webinar – Join their webinar to learn about 2020 Uniform Data System (UDS) trends in health center patient demographics, staffing, and clinical quality measures. Gain insights on how health center awardees and look-alikes continued to deliver quality primary healthcare services to their communities during the pandemic, including expanding telehealth use and offering new lines of services such as COVID-19 screening and testing.
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.
Effective Vendor Communication: Lowering Supply Chain Risk Through Collaboration – A key to effectively managing supply chain risk is establishing a partnership and collaboration between all parties involved in the vendor risk management lifecycle. All too often, however, adversarial relationships and communication styles crop up and can impede progress and drive up costs for vendor assessments and risk management. In this session, CORL Technologies shares their insights from collaborating with over 80,000 vendors and managing over 100 healthcare TPRM programs. They will explore best practices that have been proven to drive efficiencies and reduce cost and risks by promoting better communication with vendors.
HIMSS Complimentary Digital Learning
The Essential Building Blocks for a Successful Digital Strategy – Join UpHealth President Jamey Edwards in exploring the essential building blocks for creating a successful digital health strategy, covering important trends to look out for, the importance of change management, and how to measure the success of your program. Then, hear from Laura Cranston of CentraCare Health, Brittany Partridge of UCSD Health, and N. Chineye Anako of Trinity Health of New England, as our panel discusses how to address health equity with your digital strategy. This program addresses the importance of accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and reasonable accommodations in the pursuit of equitable care for all.
Interoperability in the Next Normal: Vision to Implementation by Atrium Health & Trusted Doctors – The healthcare industry is rapidly changing, and that means new challenges and opportunities for providers and their partners. A coordinated effort to improve interoperability is key for a successful transformation that can help improve the patient experience, reduce administrative burden, support more efficient care coordination, and make healthcare data more useful for clinicians. Thought leaders from Atrium Health, Trusted Doctors, and their technology partners will showcase how to turn vision into reality in order to meet the needs of the next normal.
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.
Remote Patient Monitoring: Key Opportunities & Challenges – RPM, which has been shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, is a rapidly growing area of digital health technology. The global RPM market size was valued at $23.6 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach $118.5 billion by 2027. Beginning in 2019, and most recently in the proposed Calendar Year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, CMS has significantly expanded reimbursement opportunities for providers who utilize RPM. This expert panel will discuss specific RPM use cases, the opportunities provided through CMS regulations, as well as barriers that still need to be addressed to ensure providers and patients can fully utilize RPM tools.
Patients First: Natural Language Processing across the Healthcare Organization – For healthcare providers, many important contributing factors are hidden away in text. Take a moment to look around your healthcare system. How many platform solutions do you have that do almost the same thing? Why make it more complicated than you need to and use multiple NLP solutions for your unstructured/semi-structured data when you can use one platform for many needs? During the webinar they will review how a flexible, clinical NLP platform can provide an enterprise solution that significantly reduces manual effort and time, and provides support across multiple areas in Healthcare.
Fraud, Healthcare, COVID-19, and the False Claims Act – Shauna Itri, Partner at Seeger Weiss LLP will be presenting this timely webinar. A whistleblower or qui tam action can provide financial rewards to individuals who have information that a company/individual has committed fraud. The primary statutes under which this relief may be sought are the federal and state False Claims Acts (FCAs). In addition to the FCAs, there are other statutes which apply to tax fraud, securities fraud, and in California, fraud on private insurance companies. This practical Course will provide an overview of the False Claims Acts, the knowledge and skills to be able to recognize a potential whistleblower case, and understand the unique procedures utilized in filing whistleblower cases/tips. The second half of the Course will go into recent trends in cases brought (or could be brought) under the False Claims Act including cases involving mined data and potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Progress Toward Deep Interoperability: A Panel Discussion with KLAS – KLAS Research experts provide an update on the state of interoperability. Hear what they have to say about the solutions out in the market, how they’re solving healthcare issues, and where they’re falling short. What you’ll learn: State of interoperability according to KLAS Research; How usability of data is improving; How vendors address demands for trustworthy data; The role of APIs and FHIR.
Technology that Talks: Achieving True Healthcare Interoperability – Are you on the interoperability highway or is your organization stuck in a data cul-de-sac? Ensuring all your apps, programs and platforms are connected without data dead ends is vital to driving improved patient outcomes, patient and staff safety and a simplified communications network. To truly achieve a complete view of the health data, as well as network and platform performance, healthcare organizations must be able to seamlessly connect with and act on data collected by your entire tech stack. Siloed patient data, legacy systems, cloud based applications, and input from many departments must all be connected to preserve all the context that comes with that data. And with a single platform as your data hub, interoperability is the key.
Enterprise-Wide Disclosure Management: An ROI Outsourcing Journey – The outsourcing and management protected health information (PHI) disclosure is a core HIM function that has been and will continue to grow in its complexity. In today’s environment with regulatory changes, patient access fines, and an increase in remote operations, HIM leaders lean on their key partners to maintain compliance and patient satisfaction. This session explores the real-life experience and multi-year journey one large healthcare system took to change ROI vendors while also ensuring to maximize their EHR capabilities. The speakers will also review and analyze the results of a first-time national survey on ROI implementation experiences to compare points of pain, challenges, and strategies for successful implementations. Attendees will take away tips from the successes achieved and the lessons learned including a vendor evaluation checklist to help guide the RFP process and the components that should be considered with any vendor.
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.
Advantages of Digital Paper for Clinical Information Exchange – Hospitals using Digital Paper signage have saved money while improving workflow efficiency and patient/clinician experience. Brigham & Women’s Hospital shares a case study on using low energy, lightweight Digital Paper virtual whiteboards to improve communication to patients in the emergency department (ED), and to understand the effect of delivering timely information about a patient’s pertinent hospital course to their satisfaction surrounding their ED stay. Attendees will learn how to apply Digital Paper solutions in clinical settings to facilitate improved information exchange.