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.
How Mobile Apps Can Help Hospitals and ASCs Ramp Up Elective Procedures – With elective surgeries comprising 60% of hospital revenues, hospitals and ASCs must proceed slowly with the resumption of elective procedures as several cities, regions and states see a rebound in COVID-19 cases. No hospital has been immune to the financial crunch of canceled surgeries and higher labor and equipment costs to treat infected patients, so getting the recovery right is critical. In this Answers Media Network webinar event, MobileSmith Health’s Bruce Kennedy and South Shore Hospital’s Luke Poppish will examine how mobile apps can be part of that recovery effort, to screen patients and employees for potential coronavirus risk while used as effective communication tools to encourage patients to return to hospitals for routine screening and to help patients adequately prepare for procedures to reduce cancellation rates.
Telemedicine Hack: A 10-Week Learning Community to Accelerate Telemedicine Implementation for Ambulatory Providers – HHS Telemedicine Hack (TM Hack) is a 10-week virtual, peer-to-peer learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation for ambulatory providers. Components of TM Hack include: Five teleECHO sessions; five virtual “office hour” discussion panels; and Inter-session peer-to-peer learning facilitated via virtual discussion boards. CME/CEU credits are available at no cost to participants. See the HHS Telemedicine Hack Flyer for more information.
Current and Future State of Interoperability: Virtual Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders – In March of 2020, CMS and ONC released two landmark rules impacting all industry stakeholders to bring widespread Interoperability to healthcare. Then COVID-19 hit. On this year’s annual panel discussion, our moderator and panelists will discuss where the industry is headed now amidst the backdrop of government regulations and COVID.
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
The Interoperability Rule – an Open Opportunity – How can healthcare providers and payers turn a compliance exercise into an opportunity? The most recent ONC Interoperability rule compliance originally starting at the beginning of 2021, now delayed until mid-year 2021 that requires Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, CHIP and plans on the federal Exchanges to support a standardized API. The standardization will allow secure, digital access to patient data. Putting the patient in the driver’s seat by giving them an aggregated view of their overall healthcare. Providing more visibility, access and management of their healthcare regardless of origin. This opens the door for new innovation and competition by providing more choices in healthcare. The possibilities are endless. Join Axway and AWS for a lively discussion on how to turn a compliance exercise into an opportunity.
The State of PDFs and Digital Documentation in Healthcare – Despite efforts to fully digitize the healthcare landscape, paper and other means of legacy documentation persist in most organizations. The opportunity for healthcare organizations to better leverage digital documents like PDFs is great, yet adoption lags. This webinar will offer attendees a look at exclusive HIMSS Media research showing the current state of PDF adoption across the healthcare market, with an emphasis on current usage and opportunities for greater digital conversion.
AI and Healthcare: How to Bring Analytics and AI Into the Clinical Setting – Healthcare organizations are capturing petabytes of digital information across electronic health records, genomic sequences and IoT data. Using this data to improve clinical practice requires AI technologies that bring disparate data together with state-of-the-art accuracy. However, building actionable insights with analytics and machine learning in a clinical setting is no easy task. Join informatics leaders from UCLA Medical Center and Databricks for an interactive discussion on how to accelerate data-driven transformation, enabling a patient-centric experience powered by AI.
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.
How Workplace Communication Mitigates Harassment – This webinar, led by Warren Cook, President and Co-Founder of SymbianceHR will explore the various communication strategies and practices necessary to develop a culture that inherently minimizes harassing behavior in the workplace. Specifically examined are various communication techniques and activities that lead to engagement and empowerment while simultaneously creating an inclusive environment that builds trust and respect.
Patient Engagement: Lessons from the Pandemic and Strategies for Success – An effective patient engagement strategy removes barriers to patient access; it also boosts patient satisfaction and loyalty, thus securing organizational success. What does it take to enhance patient access and satisfaction during and after the pandemic? Hear from healthcare executives on how they overcame challenges and successfully embraced patient engagement strategies that work.
On Boston’s Front Line of COVID-19 – In this half-hour webinar, MEDITECH AVP Cathy Turner, RN-BC, interviews Marketing Solution Specialist Leah Postilnik, RN, on her experiences at the field hospital Boston Hope Medical Center. Cathy and Leah will talk about the difficulties clinicians face while caring for patients during a public health crisis, and how the right EHR can help to alleviate these challenges.
Real-time Health Systems: Critical to Patient Safety During COVID-19 and Beyond – Join Ben Kanter, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Vocera, for a discussion about the importance of building a real-time health system to improve patient care, safety, and care team well-being. Dr. Kanter will outline what it takes to be a smart hospital and the solutions needed to simplify clinical workflows and safely streamline care.
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 and Attestation Forms – 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 by December 31, 2020. During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the HIway connection requirements and how to submit their attestation forms online.
Telehealth Experiences Panel – Are you interested in optimizing telehealth in your medical practice? Join the Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (ILHITREC) and the Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) to hear from a panel of Illinois healthcare leaders on telehealth best practices and successful strategies. Hear their journeys of implementing telehealth, the barriers they faced, and what the future of telehealth services will look like.
E/M Training Series: Prepare for 2021 Changes Now – Twenty-first century patient care continues to increase in complexity. Unfortunately, outpatient Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding has been stuck in the twentieth century, with the last major guideline changes taking place in 1997. As part of the nationwide commitment to reduce administrative burden, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) has revised the E/M codes for outpatient visits. During this webinar, they will review these revised codes: what’s been removed, what’s changed, and what’s new. These codes take effect on January 1, 2021. Don’t wait until then to review the changes!