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EHR-Related Resources for 330 and RWHAP Dually Funded Health Centers
EHR-Related Resources for 330 and RWHAP Dually Funded Health Centers

EHR-Related Resources for 330 and RWHAP Dually Funded Health Centers

Health centers funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) must submit the Ryan White Services Report (RSR) annually and often main-tain separate databases from their EHR to do so. This document summarizes resources related to integrating RWHAP data reporting requirements into EHRs, including specific vendors, as well as those related to improving HIV service delivery using technology.

Strategic Cybersecurity Breach Protection and Incident Response
Strategic Cybersecurity Breach Protection and Incident Response

Strategic Cybersecurity Breach Protection and Incident Response

General cybersecurity guidance would suggest that Health IT breach should not be considered a matter of “if”, but rather a matter of “when”. How Health Centers prepare and respond to an episode of a breach is just as important as defending itself from the breach.

Health Center Defense Against the Dark Web Presentation
Health Center Defense Against the Dark Web Presentation

Health Center Defense Against the Dark Web Presentation

It is of critical importance to motivate and educate healthcare professionals on current critical privacy and security concepts and methods for defense of health data. Aspects of security awareness training, breach protection, incident response, and related topics all play a role toward organization-wide information protection. Healthcare cybersecurity is the ultimate team sport. The responsibility goes beyond the IT staff and includes front and back office staff, doctors and nurses, patients, executives, and the board of directors. The attached presentation is directed to all levels of the healthcare organization so that they may be proactive and aware.

Improving Diabetes Outcomes
Improving Diabetes Outcomes

Improving Diabetes Outcomes

As of CDC's 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the total U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these 30.3 million, only 23.1 million are diagnosed—while the other estimated 7.2 million are undiagnosed. Additionally, more than 1 in 3 adults or 84.1 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes, including nearly half of people age 65 and older. According to 2018 UDS data, an estimated 15.1% of Federally Qualified Health Center patients nationwide have diabetes, an increase over recent years. Of these approx. 2.4 million plus patients living with diabetes, approximately 33% have uncontrolled diabetes, with HbA1c equal to or above 9% or have had no test in the year. This has remained relatively stable since 2016. These statistics bring forth the need for improvement in the care of diabetes; several resources and research outcomes are profiled here with specific takeaways for health centers.

Ransomware Guidance Presentation for Health Centers
Ransomware Guidance Presentation for Health Centers

Ransomware Guidance Presentation for Health Centers

A rapid increase in the computerization of health care organizations, many without the capacity to keep up to date with the extensive privacy and security measures required, has made them targets for cyber-criminals. In the last couple of years there have been numerous ransomware attacks that has held critical hospital data at ransom.

Health Centers may be perceived as more vulnerable targets by cyber-criminals due to a potentially smaller IT staff and older set of IT infrastructure (e.g., operating systems without latest security updates). To make things worse, a decrease in the black market price of health data has increased hackers needs to pursue ransom from further providers.

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