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Bring Your Own Tech to Work: Risks, Rewards and Realities for Healthcare

A HIMSS Webinar

Alyssa Thomas 0 574

A recent survey of clinicians by HIMSS Analytics shows that despite the spotlight on HIPAA compliance and security issues in healthcare, clinicians report several IT vulnerabilities at provider organizations.  Learn the results of this study and hear from a panel of experts on policies and best practices to securely enable the use of clinician-owned technology.

During this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How clinicians in the U.S. feel about the security of patient information at their organization
  • Relevant tools and capabilities clinicians wish they had or were authorized to use
  • The prevalence and consequences of the use of non-authorized IT services to get work done
  • Tips to mitigate the risk of unauthorized technology use

Remote Patient Monitoring: A Toolkit for Success

Alyssa Thomas 0 899

Many health care organizations have considered instituting a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program, but have run into challenges in implementation of this new discipline. The National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers August 17th webinar will offer insights into the value of RPM and debut a toolkit aimed at helping organizations implement a program. The presentation will start with a discussion on the value of RPM and its implementation, then move on to an exciting new toolkit developed by the Mid-Atlantic and Northwest Telehealth Resource Centers. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about RPM implementation.

How Health IT Works to Support Patient-Centered Medical Home

A HITEQ Highlights Webinar

Alyssa Thomas 0 1179

Click here to listen to an archived recording of this September 26th HITEQ Highlights webinar.

The intent of NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) continues to be recognition of primary care practice models that have achieved a mature level of transformation toward improving population health; improving the experience of care for both patient and provider; and reducing the cost of care through greater efficiencies of integrated patient-centered care coordination.   The redesigned process uniquely positions practices, staff and other key stakeholders to focus more on performance and quality improvement, and alignment with public and private initiatives in health care that reward value-based care.  

During this webinar, we highlighted the NCQA PCMH Core and Elective criteria. We also focused on advanced topics such as the Distinction Modules and eCQMs, and then ended the learning session by taking a deeper dive to discuss the integral role pre-validated health IT plays in practice transformation and physician alignment with public and private payer programs that reward for value-based care.

Beyond Boundaries: ONC’s 2017 Technical Interoperability Forum

An In-Person ONC Event

Alyssa Thomas 0 934

On August 15-16, 2017, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) will host a two-day, in-person only, technical interoperability forum with standards and technology industry stakeholders to:

  1. Identify industry alignment around priority interoperability use cases.
  2. Gain insight into current and expected interoperability challenges, including information blocking.
  3. Better understand next steps that respective stakeholders can take individually and collectively to improve interoperability among health IT systems.

The 21st Century Cures Act charges ONC with improving interoperability among health IT systems, including reducing information blocking, and enhancing the usability, accessibility, and privacy and security of health IT.  Likewise, the law encourages continued engagement with industry stakeholders to inform both challenges and successes in achieving interoperability.

These two days will focus on how ONC, our federal partners, the health care industry, and the technology sector can come together to shape the technical aspects of interoperability to achieve these important goals. If you lead, develop, and implement health IT systems or standards, this event is for you. 

Unleash the True Value of Your EMR Investment with APIs

A HIMSS Webinar

Alyssa Thomas 0 723

Today’s hospital CIOs and IT teams must keep pace with demands to innovate more, integrate faster and deliver even greater value. Deploying clinical applications to complement and unleash the power of your EMR investment is essential. Learn how modern API technology is making it possible for IT leaders to shorten integration time from months to days, deliver a better user experience, and realize value faster than ever before.

During this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why leading health systems are using APIs to accelerate integration
  • What you can expect to gain by modernizing your approach to clinical application integration
  • How value-based care objectives are advanced with integrated EMRs and clinical apps
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