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.
Measure Collaboration Workspace Series – Session #1 – The first of three Measure Collaboration Workspace Series sessions highlights the tools supporting electronic clinical quality improvement activities for Eligible Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Eligible Professionals, and Eligible Clinicians reporting eCQMs for CMS quality programs.
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Sustaining Ongoing Care During and Post Pandemic: Two Health Systems Highlight Their Scheduled Virtual Visit Strategy – Many health systems leveraged on-demand virtual visits to triage patients and facilitate testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. But these organizations quickly realized that virtual care would also play a large role in providing ongoing care to existing patients. In this webinar, you’ll hear how two health systems rapidly scaled their telehealth programs to keep delivering care while brick-and-mortar locations remained closed.
A Policy Perspective: Coordinating Systems to Address Social Determinants of Health – As countries, states, municipalities, health plans and providers increasingly design programs to address social determinants of health and measure their programs’ impact, the need for reliable, standardized and secure data grows. Particularly in light of COVID-19, stakeholders are especially interested in how to address unmet social needs, support individuals’ safely complying with social distancing guidance, and address racial health disparities. Government officials will share key considerations in leveraging social determinants data and will highlight innovative best practices in these areas, in addition to exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their efforts to date.
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: Testing, Reimbursement, and Provider Relief Funds – Emily A. Johnson, and Courtney Tito, Members, at McDonald Hopkins LLC will be presenting this timely webinar: a discussion of laboratory testing for COVID-19, including the types of tests available, requirements for testing, operational and business considerations for offering testing, employer-mandated testing, and reimbursement for testing. Additionally, this program will discuss the Provider Relief Funds issued pursuant to the CARES Act and enforcement of the terms and conditions of that program.
Financial Recovery: New Healthcare Ecosystem – In this webinar, financial recovery experts and healthcare consultants Kathy Najarian, Rick Howard, and Daniel J. Marino discuss how financial healthcare leaders must prepare for the new normal. This round table discussion will focus on how healthcare providers can effectively manage their margin moving forward – including how to increase revenue and decrease costs.
Complete Patient Data – A Key Element to New York’s Response to COVID-19 – In today’s digital age, our connectivity gives us a strong advantage in fighting infectious disease. Advanced technology gives us the ability to analyze data across communities, regions, and state lines to identify outbreaks, and predict future movement to help those most at risk. Collaborating and sharing data to provide real-time guidance and enable research is the key to better understand and control COVID-19. In an upcoming webinar, eHI will speak with healthcare stakeholders in New York, one of the states hardest hit by this pandemic, on their experience with data sharing for novel coronavirus.
What’s Now and What’s Next for a Safe Return to Work – In what many have deemed healthcare’s “Amazon Moment”, the COVID-19 pandemic has led most organizations to pivot quickly. They have relied on technology to move the predominance of care from the hospital to the home, meet CDC and government standards, patient expectations, and resource and space constrictions. Join Executives from top health IT companies for a live panel discussion to gain their perspectives on leading through the pandemic, ensuring a safe return to work, and their predictions for the future. You will also hear about the latest “new normal” trends they are seeing within hospitals and health systems.
Power Over Uncertainty – Preparing for What’s Next For VBC’s – Welcome to the final session of the 3 part series entitled, Getting Your ACO Through Through the Crisis. In part 1 they discussed 5 steps ACO’s should take now, and in part 2, strategies to re-thinking your risk-based contracts and preparing for the new normal. During part 3, Dr. Seth and Dr. Jaeger will discuss how to prepare for what’s next with Value-based Contracts post pandemic. Here are some topics that will be covered: Responding to CMS; Contact tracing and the ACO’s role; Preparing for the next unprecedent; The impact of COVID on cost.
CIO Priorities: What’s Changed From COVID-19? – In February of 2020, CIOs reported on their biggest priorities and barriers in a CHIME survey sponsored by CereCore. Top priorities were EHR optimization and patient engagement technologies. And the greatest barriers to progress were cost pressure and resistance to change. During this online forum, they will overview the results of the February survey to discuss what health system CIOs think of these results in light of the pandemic and its impact, and share knowledge on the best strategies for moving from adversity to advancement.
Information Blocking and HIPAA: Road To Compliance – The third session of the Information Blocking webinar series, presented by Angela Rose, MHA, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA, Vice President of Implementation Services for MRO, and Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB, Vice President of Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy for MRO, analyze the rule with a focus on HIPAA. Attendees will be immersed in a discussion around critical aspects of the rule and explore ways to operationalize its requirements to achieve compliance. Furthermore, they will walk away with tips and strategies to take back to their organizations to guide planning efforts for success.
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:00 pm ET
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How Community Health Centers Can Lead the Way in a New Era of Healthcare – The public health crisis continues to challenge healthcare systems across the country. From alternative payment models to shifts in care delivery—such as virtual visits—health centers must reinvent themselves to meet the needs of patients, providers, and the communities they serve. Community health centers can lead this transformation with innovative payment and delivery models that support a patient-centered approach to care. Join these industry leaders for an illuminating discussion on four key factors influencing community health: Healthcare industry trends; Consumerism and patient engagement; Delivery model innovation; Payment innovation and risk re-allocation.
Medication Management Reform: How We Practice – Optimal patient care can’t happen without a systematic approach to medication use. This webinar will give insight into making the case for medication management reform, focusing primarily on practice and care delivery to help providers enhance the patient experience, improve population health, reduce costs and bring back the joy in practicing.
COVID-19 Financial Recovery: The Effects of Shifting to Virtual Care – Many providers are focusing their COVID-19 financial recovery efforts on reinstating elective surgeries and ambulatory visits safely and effectively. However, an increasing number of providers are hastily shifting from ambulatory to virtual care without fully considering the financial implications. Shifting to virtual care may have unintended financial impact on many other facets of your business, including physician compensation, staffing needs, fixed assets, and more. Join Dan Unger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Financial Transformation Business at Health Catalyst, to explore the financial implications of shifting from ambulatory to virtual care as part of your organization’s COVID-19 financial recovery strategy.
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.
MACRA: MIPS in 2020 – The 2020 MIPS reporting period started on January 1st. Are you sure you are on track? HealthARCH’s expert team will walk you through the 2020 requirements including eligibility, compliance and what you need to do to maximize your score and your chance to receive the highest possible reimbursements under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET
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Update on COVID-19 and the Quality Payment Program – In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, CMS has implemented multiple flexibilities across the 2019 and 2020 performance years for the Quality Payment Program. Flexibilities are primarily designed to allow clinicians to re-weight one or more Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) categories to 0% due to extreme and uncontrollable circumstances. This webinar will review: How flexibilities impact providers based on 2019 reporting; Recently approved flexibilities for 2020 reporting; A newly added COVID-19 MIPS Improvement Activity.