HITEQ Webinars

21st Century CURES Act and Information blocking - How to Avoid Blocking Interoperable EHI.

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

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In this webinar, the HITEQ Center will discuss the 21st Century CURES act (CURES act) specifically focused on how it defined interoperability and information blocking and how that relates to health centers. With HHS recently extending the provider compliance date to April 5, 2021, we will review how ONC’s final rules defined information blocking requirements and exceptions. We will discuss common scenarios and health center policy practices that might be considered information blocking, and how they can reduce health center risks with early planning and policy definitions.

Moving Clinics Upstream - Forward Planning: Addressing Food Insecurity from the CBO Perspective

CCI Webinar

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As we kick off the new year, we’ll hear from a few community-based organizations that are working to address food insecurity in Los Angeles. They will discuss how they have had to pivot due to the coronavirus pandemic, how they envision their work changing in 2021, and what opportunities exist for health clinics and CBO’s to collaborative to address food insecurity in a post-COVID world.

We hope hearing lessons learned and considerations about what comes next from a CBO perspective will help you think about how best to move your MCU work forward, and what opportunities may exist to build or strengthen partnerships to address social needs. Leveraging our analogous example mindsets, teams will be able to gather inspiration and insights that can be applied to social needs even beyond food security.

This webinar is open to all MCU participants but not required for the whole team. We encourage participation from team members or organizational staff that are involved in the planning and implementation of social needs strategies. This webinar is also open to the general public and we invite you to pass this webinar opportunity to others in your network.

SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Rule

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

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New guidelines from SAMHSA released in July 2020 are designed to improve coordination of care for patients in treatment for substance disorder, while protecting confidentiality against unauthorized disclosure and use of patient information. View this HITEQ webinar on changes to SAMHSA’s 42 CFR Part 2 rule (Part 2) which protects individuals receiving substance use disorder treatment by defining privacy and security requirements for written, electronic and verbal information. This webinar features expert presenters from the University of New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice and the Center of Excellence for Protected Health Information who present on the new final Part 2 rule and future changes in the CARES Act, including what has changed, what has not changed, what this means for health centers in regard to consents and disclosures, and the implications for care coordination. This presentation also addresses privacy considerations for tele-behavioral health and exceptions during the state of emergency waiver.

National Pandemic Response: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

NCTRC Telehealth Hack Series

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The National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center (TTAC) developed a Pandemic Response Project Team or “Think Tank” to create an Action Plan for a model to support rural communities in a return or continuation of COVID-19 – or a future pandemic – applying telemedicine capabilities and technologies. The “Think Tank'' was assembled with multiple representatives from epidemiology/infection control, hospital CEOs, nursing, public health, technology, regulatory and policy as well as representatives from TTAC. Our Telehealth HACK presentation focuses on:

•The Task Force and membership expertise
•Critical issues facing providers in the pandemic
•Define/describe issues and specific needs
•Document a plan (useful guide) to address issues immediately and in the future
•Identify examples of technology
•Create a Policy-Regulatory summary to inform and guide policy recommendations and change

Developing a Telemedicine Program

SWTRC Conference

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This conference will give a broad overview of a variety of telemedicine topics including: clinical services, telecommunications and infrastructure development/operations, distance education, evaluation, business aspects, and equipment demonstration.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will identify areas of medical care for which telehealth is applicable.
  • Participants will differentiate payment policies for reimbursement of telehealth services.
  • Participants will evaluate the business proposition involved in incorporating telehealth into their practices.

Uds Mapper Advanced Topics: Geographic and Data Concepts Important For Population Health

UDS Mapper Webinar

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In this session, we give some background on population health and explore geography for clinical settings, patient service areas, and more. The webinar is geared toward users who are familiar with the UDS Mapper.The UDS Mapper is a collaboration between the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and is part of the HealthLandscape online mapping platform.
The webinar is open to the public and free of charge.

Housing Innovations for Health Centers During COVID-19

CSH Webinar

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Communities nationwide have set up Alternative Care Sites, often in hotels for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability, who have no safe, stable home in which to quarantine. Residents of these sites may be at higher risk of dying from COVID-19, such as people over the age of 65 or those with multiple medical conditions. Other sites may serve people who are potentially infectious from COVID-19, symptomatic, or recovering from COVID-19. 

During this Zoom webinar, listen to three Health Centers in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Maine regarding how they are supporting these sites and assisting in the re-housing process for those being served at the sites.

The Path Forward: Collaboration and Resources

Weitzman Institute Webinar series: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health

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Community Health Center Inc. and its Weitzman Institute are excited to announce its new series:

The Path Forward: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health
Moving from Screening to Solving for Social Needs

While the webinar series includes the latest research, its primary focus is concrete, actionable solutions that solve for social needs that result from adverse SDoH. It does this by surfacing innovators and disruptors working in the SDoH/social needs field – specifically, companies that are creating new, evidenced-based products rooted in the efficient use of the latest technology, AI and data.

TelePrEP and Tele-STI Care: Optimizing Safer Sex in the Pandemic

NEAETC Webinar

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The webinar discusses what is known about sexual behavior during the pandemic and what constitutes safer sex in the COVID-19 era. The talk contextualizes PrEP as part of a sexual harm reduction strategy and discusses models for remote PrEP delivery and clinical monitoring. Practical issues, such as STI screening and reimbursement are also discussed. 



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