Upcoming Virtual Health IT Events for Providers

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.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @ONC_HealthIT

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.

Answers Media Network/ Azara Healthcare
When: Thursday, April 22, 2021  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @healthitanswers @azaraDRVS

ABCs of VBC: CMS Value-Based Initiatives – A Current Review and Future Perspective – Join industry expert David Smith, Founder and CEO of Third Horizon Strategies, as he provides an overview of CMS’s value-based initiatives with specific perspectives on the new administration’s Medicare/Medicaid philosophy, the rise of complex care management, and Medicaid Advanced Payment Models. He will also share an update on the core CMS payment models including MIPS, ACOs, and BPCI, as well as the newly announced direct contracting initiative.

HIMSS Complimentary Digital Learning

When: Monday, April 26, 2021  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @HIMSS

How Memorial Sloan Kettering and Penn State Health Accelerated Their Digital Transformation Strategy – A true shift to wellness requires a lifetime engagement with patients to drive better outcomes and ultimately a healthier population. Join them to learn how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Penn State Health are leveraging Salesforce as a complete and flexible digital platform to drive an elevated patient engagement strategy while connecting care teams, clinicians, patients, and family members allowing them to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021  12:30 pm ET
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Twitter: @HIMSS

Dimensions in Digital Transformation: Interoperability – In the second session of this four-part Digital Transformation series, Yuriy Onyskiv, Healthbox and Niko Skievaski, Redox, discuss the importance of interoperability and the direct impact of digital transformation on healthcare. Additionally, Niko will provide his insights on the progress of interoperability in healthcare thus far, and what we can expect to see in the future.

When: Thursday, May 6, 2021  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @HIMSS

Interoperability Lessons for the Post-Pandemic Era – The COVID-19 public health emergency has shone a spotlight on many gaps in health information exchange and data reporting infrastructure across the U.S. But with the crisis have come some valuable lessons about how to shore up exchange capabilities, and ensure patients are the center of the data sharing ecosystem. Combine that urgency with new federal regulations that require expanded access and control for healthcare consumers, and it’s clear hospitals and health systems need to think more proactively about their interoperability strategies.

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.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @MROCorp

Telehealth: The Pandemic and Beyond – Telehealth has been trying to make its mark on the healthcare industry for decades. The pandemic forced it front and center and now its mark is permanent. What does this mean for healthcare, more specifically for health information management (HIM)? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from two industry experts as they discuss the evolving role of telehealth in healthcare as well as how to manage and protect the virtual workforce. Attendees will take away tangible actions and best practices to navigate their organizations for the new future. This webinar has been pre-approved by AHIMA for 1 (one) CEU under the Evolving Topics domain.

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @ExperityHealth

4 Emerging Trends for a New Era in Urgent Care – After a year of responding to COVID-19 foot traffic and the 2021 coding changes, we’re entering a new era in urgent care. Visit volume is trending downward, coding levels are averaging lower, and clinics are ready to capitalize on net-new patients gained through the pandemic and regain revenue lost after AMA released its guidelines. Join this webinar to discuss the top emerging trends in urgent care and learn how you can future-proof your business.

1st Healthcare Compliance
When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @1sthcc

1, 2, 3’s of Coding, Billing, & Auditing – Melody W. Mulaik, MSHS, FAHRA, CRA, RCC, RCC-IR, CPC, CPC-H is the President of Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies LLC and their presenter. Every organization needs to ensure correct coding and billing practices to optimize appropriate reimbursement and adhere to payer and CMS guidelines. Whether the providers are responsible for coding or the organization employs coding professionals there are steps every organization should take to ensure correct processes. This session will break down the key areas of concern and provide realistic solutions to efficiently and effective validate current processes and identify areas of potential concern.

eHI – eHealth Initiative
When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021  2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @eHealthDC

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration & Tracking: Understanding the Privacy Implications – At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, privacy concerns related to contact tracing were a dominating topic in the national dialogue around the virus. As its days appear finally to be numbered, it is closing with an uproar over the privacy implications of “vaccine passports” and the delicate balance between protecting the public and an individual’s right to privacy. Along the way, we as a nation have worried about data collection, storage, and sharing; public health surveillance; and potential bias and discrimination related to one’s COVID and/or vaccine status. Although there are no easy answers to these complex public health, civil liberties, and equity issues, understanding the issues and where the tensions lie is key to combating and ultimately eradicating the virus.

Health Catalyst
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021  1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @HealthCatalyst

Optimize Your Healthcare Data Quality Investment: Three Ways to Accelerate Time to Value and Prepare for the Future – Healthcare organizations increasingly rely on data to inform strategic decisions. This growing dependence makes ensuring data across the organization is fit for purpose more critical than ever. Decision-making challenges associated with pandemic-driven urgency, variety of data, and lack of resources have further highlighted the critical importance of healthcare data quality and prompted more focus and investment. However, many data quality initiatives are too narrow in focus and reactive in nature or take longer than expected to demonstrate value. This leaves organizations unprepared for future events, like COVID-19, that require a rapid enterprise-wide analytic response. What are some actionable ways you can help your organization guard against the data quality challenges uncovered this past year and better prepare to respond in the future? Join this live webinar with Taylor Larsen, Director of Data Quality for Health Catalyst, to learn more.

When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021  4:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @Life365Inc

The New Normal (S2:E6) – FCC COVID19 Telehealth Program and How Life365 Can Help – Please join Dr. Mehrdad Shafa, Chief Medical Officer of Life365 / Avixena, Kendall Paulsen, Telehealth Manager of Life365 and Kent Dicks, Chief Executive Officer and Founder or Life365 to discuss the FCC COVID19 Telehealth Program and how Life365 can help implement a successful solution. The panelists will take the time to go over attributes of the FCC COVID19 Telehealth Program, in addition to an overview and demonstration of the Life365 Health solution, as well as Avixena.

American Hospital Association
When: Thursday, May 6, 2021  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @ahahospitals

Connected Care Teams Save Time, Brain Cells and Lives – Sponsored by Vocera – Effective and timely communication in health care is vital to patient care and safety. When caring for people experiencing a stroke, saving time is critical to saving brain cells and saving lives. Hear from a medical director of neurointerventional radiology and comprehensive stroke services and a senior clinical executive as they discuss how Metro Health – University of Michigan Health uses communication technology to dramatically improve outcomes for stroke patients.

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021  2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @HmarkNews

International: 79 “Is my Medical Device FDA approved, FDA cleared, or FDA registered? What are the differences?” Jahan Azizi – Objectives you will learn on this webinar: 1. Define a Medical Device per Food and Drug Administration. 2. Describe Federal Code of Registration, 21 CFR and FDA 3. Discuss how to Determine if Your Product is a Medical Device and the different classes are per the FDA for devices. 4. Discuss FDA review process for the Class I, II, and III medical devices and requirements. 5. Describe Medical Device Reporting, Safe Medical Devices Act, MedSun and the MAUDE database.

Lumina Health Partners
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021  12:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @LuminaHP

Denials Management – Path to Real Return On Investment (ROI) – Denials Management (DM) is a mainstay of traditional revenue cycle management. For that reason, it is often undervalued by strategic finance leaders who are focused on the shift from volume to value. This is a mistake, because Denials Management is as relevant today as it was decades ago. Effective Denials Management not only supports a strong revenue stream under existing fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement, it is a key tool for managing the full range of value-based payment (VBP) contracts.

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.

When: Wednesday, April 21, 2021  1:00 – 1:45 pm ET
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Twitter: @CHITREC

Selecting and Completing MIPS Improvement Activities for 2021 – The MIPS Improvement Activities category is easy to overlook. Many participants pay less attention to the details because it’s weighted at just 15% of the final MIPS score and reported in a check-the-box fashion. Other participants focus on MIPS Quality or Promoting Interoperability and miss out on what could be an “easy win.” This webinar will guide participants on reviewing the complete list of activities for 2021, identifying appropriate options based on scope of work, understanding the burden of documentation, and ensuring reporting meets requirements.

MeHI – Massachusetts eHealth Institute
When: Wednesday, April 28, 2021  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
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Twitter: @MassEHealth

Medicaid PY2021 Webinar – Program Year 2021 (PY2021) is the final year to attest to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The deadline to attest for PY2021 is August 3, 2021. MAPIR is now open for PY2021 MU attestations. Per the HITECH Act, all Medicaid EHR Incentives must be paid by December 31, 2021, which means that all MU applications must be validated and approved by mid-October 2021 to allow time for the MU application payments to process. During this session, they will explain the attestation timeline and key dates for PY2021. They will also discuss exactly what is needed to meet MU requirements and successfully attest for the final program year.