Take advantage of these upcoming webinars for healthcare providers focused on adopting health information technology and participating in federal quality-based care initiatives and programs. The webinars listed are free, so sign up today. For other IT events, conferences or summits, visit our Calendar of events. For our upcoming webinars, check out our webinars on the HIT events calendar. Follow ours Hashtag events.
May 2022 Bimonthly Forum on CMS Quality Programs – During the forum, CMS will provide attendees with important updates related to the CMS Quality Measurement and Incentives Group (QMVIG). The forum will also provide stakeholders with the opportunity to ask questions to CMS experts about quality reporting programs and initiatives that directly affect their organizations.
TEFCA RCE Monthly information call – The recognized coordinating body (RCE) will host a public information call as an opportunity to share information on progress so far. The expected agenda will be shared in advance each month. This meeting will also provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share their support, questions and ideas.
Events for supplier and HIT consultant
The following events are organized by providers and consultants in the field of healthcare and EHR. They are open to the public and we are not paid for advertising. Presentations may include product marketing.
Roundtable for NEHI Members: Health Justice, Data and Value-Based Payment – Can health equity goals become part of the value-based pay movement in health care in the United States? Join them for a roundtable for NEHI members that will highlight ongoing efforts to make health justice a vital part of value-based care. The discussion will focus on data-driven initiatives launched by NEHI members to address health disparities and the goals that public and private sector payers have set for achieving justice through payment reforms.
How to prevent employee eavesdropping and internal threats – Raymond Ribble is the CEO and founder of SPHER, Inc., a market-leading compliance analyst, cybersecurity solution focused on: HIPAA compliance, state privacy and security threats to ePHI, and a presenter for this webinar. Eavesdropping and internal threats are exactly why consumer monitoring and ePHI access strategies are vital for the security of sensitive patient information and data protection. Although this is a troubling thought, not all cybersecurity incidents are followed by employee negligence. With so much attention and money around cybersecurity in the healthcare industry, malicious employees may decide to purposefully disclose information about patients. Because employees and contractors may have knowledge of setting up your network, vulnerabilities, and access codes, eavesdropping on employees with malicious intent holds the key to exposing your organization to a range of unwanted risks and threats.
Transparency of prices and your revenue cycle: Bring accuracy to the collection process – Collecting payments from patients is a long-standing challenge for providers. Patients are frustrated by the growing financial responsibility of healthcare and the lack of payment options. While in the office, legacy payment systems become even more cumbersome due to staff shortages and hybrid work environments. For all its complexities, one thing is clear – there is a new expectation of transparency in healthcare prices.
Related healthcare: addressing minors’ access and privacy rights – The universe of digital health tools driven by data that operate outside of HIPAA continues to expand. The confidentiality practices of these digital health instruments fall within the scope of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which lawmakers seem to agree needs to be updated with a cross-sectoral privacy framework. However, for child-centered services, the Children’s Online Privacy Act requires them to obtain “verified parental consent” before collecting or sharing the child’s data. This merger of legal regimes requires traditional healthcare providers and digital healthcare companies to address compliance ambiguities, including by turning to technology-driven identity management tools that allow providers to balance the privacy of children and adolescents with the role of parents and guardians. The sensitivity of data on children and healthcare from users of all ages also contributes to the urgency of efforts to update privacy laws to better equip law enforcement and regulatory authorities to address the increased risks of their collection and processing. This webinar will cover and discuss high-level use cases, current and evolving legal and regulatory boundaries, and key challenges in remote identity management and protecting the privacy of minors in related healthcare contexts.
The ultimate guide to online marketing schedule and registration – To acquire and retain patients in today’s digital world, healthcare providers must use online scheduling and registration. But how to effectively sell these services in an emerging market? In their upcoming free webinar, Kate Darden and Sarah Bennight of Stericycle will discuss how to optimize your marketing strategy with smart planning built on the InQuicker platform to maximize conversions and drive business growth.
Addressing the challenges of the world workforce after COVID – The Covid-19 pandemic has forever changed many aspects of everyday life, including the way we work. Healthcare was perhaps the most devastated industry at the time. Driven largely by rising consumer demand, labor shortages and staff shortages, hospitals and health systems now face the challenging task of rebuilding a new workforce. This unprecedented effort requires a rethinking of the way we hire, train and retain workers. During this timely and important event, you will hear from a group of different leaders who can talk first-hand about current workforce issues and the innovative solutions that are being used to address these challenges.
Privacy and security updates: OCR and ONC policies – Recently, there have been many proposed or introduced and imposed rules by various government agencies that monitor the health industry. During this session, hear from experts about these health updates on privacy and security. Attendees will learn about the status of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Civil Rights Notice on HIPAA’s proposed rulemaking and its ongoing Request for Information on Recognized Security Practices and Sharing of Civil Penalties and Cash Settlements under the HITECH Act. In addition, experts will delve deeply into the 21st Century Treatment Act of the Office of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator on interoperability and information blocking, where implementation is today and what organizations need to focus on in the coming months.
Effectiveness of surgical services: 5 measures to achieve results – Due to the selective reduction in surgical volume over the last two years, hospitals and surgical centers have experienced a significant decline in revenue, leading to unwanted financial net profits. Today, organizations are striving to restore these margins to healthier levels. Evaluating surgeries to identify improvements can lead to desired results. Five drivers of productivity will be presented, taking into account the workforce, patient productivity and financial challenges in order to improve efficiency, productivity and overall financial success.
REC and State HIE events
These events are organized by regional centers for enlargement or state exchanges of health information. Events may have registration limited to their members. Please check the registration requirements for these events.
Monthly cybersecurity call to the healthcare provider – Join the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) and MassCyberCenter for their monthly cybersecurity call to your healthcare provider. As always, they will be joined by representatives of CISA New England and the Massachusetts State Police and the Commonwealth Fusion Center, who will provide updates on the latest cyber threats and trends. The monthly topic for this call will be MITER’s book on responding to cybersecurity incidents on medical devices.
These calls will continue on the second Thursday of each month and will include a discussion moderator from MeHI and MassCyberCenter, CISA, the Commonwealth Fusion Center and additional guest speakers to provide updates on emerging threats and cover a monthly topic of interest to the group. .