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.
Virtual Panel Discussion on Cybersecurity in Healthcare – It has been six years since our first panel discussion addressing the growing and alarming rise of cybersecurity threats to healthcare. In the ensuing years, data breaches and ransomware attacks continue to plague the industry. In fact, through double extortion, the two attacks are often combined. The COVID-19 pandemic and the increased usage of telehealth and connected personal and medical devices have led to an exponential volume of incidents, enticing more malicious actors and more sophisticated attacks. And while technology advancements in Cloud, IoT, and 5G offer organizations the chance to modernize their IT infrastructure, cybersecurity threats are advancing on parallel lines as digital healthcare evolves. On this year’s panel discussion, our experts from around the industry will discuss the challenges healthcare organizations face, what the future may hold, and what can be done to fortify security protocols and guardrails to minimize risk.
Rain for a Parched Land: Using ARPA/CARES Act funding to develop an analytics strategy that drives increased profitability – After years of struggling with meager resources, rural community health organizations are now faced with a new challenge: how to compliantly deploy and optimize ARPA and CARES act stimulus funding before it goes away. Join them to learn how to create a capital-efficient analytics strategy delivering outcomes that: Improves operations by reducing LOS, labor/supply costs, etc. Increases collections by finding coding errors that lead to claims denial or poor reimbursements. Eliminates costly clinical variation that might be negatively impacting quality.
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
Home Healthcare: Claiming Its Rightful Place in the Patient Care Value Chain – More care is moving to the home, and hospitals and health systems are moving fast to claim this space in their markets. It’s a critical opportunity for home healthcare to showcase its value within population health models, working alongside hospitals and physicians through the continuum of care. One home healthcare founder and operator has created a novel ecosystem that includes an owned primary care practice and relationships with direct-contracting entities. Join them for a frank conversation regarding the realities of care transitions and coordination of higher acuity patients and how the interplay of health systems, primary care and home healthcare providers impacts readmissions and other critical outcomes.
Building the Smart Hospital Starts at the Network Edge – This webinar is intended to help hospitals and hospital systems in their early stages of adoption as they transition to Smart Hospitals. The smart hospital is a technological advancement aimed at delivering a wide range of services to achieve higher quality health care services and operational efficiency. To support these service and benefit from the efficiencies the smart hospital needs a smart network. Supporting digital workflows and IoT devices from clinical and non-clinical users require modern capabilities like automated onboarding, quality of experience analytics, and micro-segmentation. Providing clinicians, patients and visitors with the promise of high-quality experiences starts with a solid network foundation.
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.
Document Retention & Destruction – Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C., Houston, TX presents this highly informative webinar. A multitude of laws, including HIPAA, require that certain types of documents be kept for a certain period of time. How does document retention play out for public companies subject to SOX and what should companies do in the event of a legal hold or a preservation request? This presentation addresses laws that are relevant to healthcare industry participants, as well as compliance suggestions, and steps to take when either a legal hold or a preservation request arrives.
Using Evaluation Data to Drive Social Determinants of Health Program Improvement Strategies – Setting up a successful social determinants of health (SDOH) program can be difficult. Knowing how to evaluate outcomes and what to do based on results is critical to achieving patient satisfaction, improved care, and ROI. A multi-layered, flexible approach can help organizations achieve this goal. This webinar will not only help facilitate accurate identification of SDOH risks and demonstrate how to connect vulnerable patient populations with much needed services, it will also cover how to design comprehensive evaluation plans. Attendees will learn strategic approaches for using evaluation, outcome, and meaningful SDOH data to drive process improvement and keep SDOH initiatives relevant to the needs of the populations that they serve.
Network, Technology, and Data: Missing Pieces of the Puzzle for Clinical Trials Success – In this webinar, Health Catalyst’s Sadiqa Mahmood, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Life Sciences, and a guest industry expert will discuss the evolution and future of clinical trials. A presentation will follow by Emmanuel Cocodia, Vice President, Product Strategy, who will outline Health Catalyst’s strategy to address the challenges of clinical research through the Health Catalyst Research Network™ (HCRN) & Touchstone Match™.
Make the Most of Your Receivables – Simplify Workflows and Overcome Staff Shortages – Healthcare payments are complex. As patient payment responsibility increases, healthcare leaders are working to expand payment capabilities to accept more payments from more channels. This can create roadblocks that complicate payment posting and reconciliation. All healthcare organizations can benefit from more efficient revenue cycle management by removing paper, automating posting and reconciliation, simplifying refunds and more. In this webinar, they’ll look at ways to remove manual steps in your revenue cycle and streamline receivables across your organization.
Strengthen Providers’ Market Position Through Direct-to-Employer (DTE) Contracts – Given the increasing health care expenditures and the pressures of the recent pandemic, a direct-to-employer contracting strategy is an opportunity for employers to reduce costs and sustain levels of reimbursement. Only a few of the larger employers along with their local community providers have taken advantage of this contracting model, and now, many more providers and health systems are considering them to support their market position. DTE arrangements benefit the providers’ market position in several ways, however key considerations must be deliberated before embarking on these arrangements.
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.
Taking Exception: Reviewing Options for MIPS Category Re-Weighting – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes there may be circumstances outside of your control that make it difficult to meet MIPS program requirements. In an effort to reduce burden, they provide the opportunity to apply for exceptions to re-weight one or more MIPS categories to 0% of your final score. In other circumstances, exceptions are applied automatically. Joint them for this webinar to learn more about your options for program year 2021 exceptions and the recent decision to re-open the Targeted Review period to accommodate COVID-19 exceptions for program year 2020.
Innovations In Caregiving: Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults – Mass. Caregiving Initiative will host speakers from the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Secure Senior Connections, Greater Springfield Senior Services, Babson, and AARP MA as they explore the downstream health consequences of social isolation and how the innovation ecosystem is responding to address this long-standing crisis. Isolation among older adults in the United States was identified as a looming public health crisis before “social distancing” was ever part of the public vernacular. In recent years there has been stronger and stronger evidence drawing a connection between isolation in the 50+ population and all-cause mortality, increased risk of dementia, and increased risk of heart disease. Tackling a challenge of this magnitude necessitates a broadened definition of innovation – to include innovators in technology, public policy, community support, and healthcare who can address the unique factors that contribute to isolation in this age group.
The Download (MiHIN’s Monthly Webinar) – Join MiHIN for The Download, a monthly webinar featuring Michigan HIE news and updates on policy, use cases, data-sharing tools, and more. This virtual forum provides a timely and focused setting for MiHIN’s trusted data-exchange partners and other interested parties to be informed about how MiHIN’s shared services are improving health and healthcare throughout Michigan.