HITEQ Webinars

Technology to Support 'Hands-free' Public Health reporting for COVID and All Reportable Conditions

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

Jodie Albert 0 5125

With the highly mobile modern workforce and travel resuming for the general public, it can become increasingly complicated for health centers to ensure proper reporting of relevant cases to all jurisdictions having oversight on either our operational area or the patient’s residence. To address these concerns, reduce public health reporting burden, and ensure comprehensive reporting for optimal public health management, the CDC electronic case reporting effort had created the eCR Now tool and the MedMORPH FHIR app. As of October 1, 2021, more than 9,400 facilities are actively sending COVID-19 electronic initial case reports to public health using eCR Now and related tools. On the basis of eCR Now, CDC is further developing the MedMORPH (Making EHR Data More Available for Research and Public Health) project to also incorporate additional public health and research support. This webinar introduced health centers to both projects, and showed the roadmap toward automated public health reporting without human intervention.

Youth and PrEP: Considerations for Prescribing PrEP in People 15–24 Years of Age

HealthHIV Webinar

Molly Rafferty 0 6209

Overview: PrEP is an effective HIV prevention strategy for youth 15–24 years of age—a population that makes up one in five new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. Challenges related to medical, privacy, social, and economic factors can complicate providing PrEP care. This webinar will provide clinical, non-clinical, and personal considerations around improving access to PrEP in youth.  Presenters will focus on practical strategies for engaging younger adults, such as culturally competent clinical resources, covering PrEP costs, and ensuring confidentiality.

Target Audience: Primary and family providers with young patients, nurses, social workers, ASO/CBOs that serve youth, case managers, health educators, CHWs, as well as youth and parents of youth.

Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Recognize barriers to PrEP access among adolescents and young adults
  • Identify at least two strategies for increasing access to PrEP for young adults
  • Develop at least two strategies to maximize PrEP adherence

Ransomware in Health

NCTRC Webinar

Molly Rafferty 0 6530

Join the NCTRC for a presentation on the risk ransomware poses to healthcare systems and learn how to combat the threat. 

Outcome Objectives:
-Describe the basics of ransomware and why it poses cybersecurity and other risks
-Determine weaknesses in healthcare systems
-Identify methods to counteract ransomware in medical settings

-Jeanne E. Varner Powell, JD, Senior Legal Risk Management Consultant, MICA
-David Shelley, President, BVA Inc.

Michael J Holcomb, Associate Director, Information Technology, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, Arizona Telemedicine Program

Screening for SDOH: Overview of Tools and Resources

Farmworker Health Network (FHN) Webinar

Molly Rafferty 0 5067

Join the Farmworker Health Network (FHN) in this upcoming national webinar designed to provide an overview of social determinants of health (SDOH) factors that impact vulnerable populations, including migratory and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAWs), and learn how to better identify and screen for specific SDOH factors. This national webinar will highlight information gained from the FHN’s “Screening for SDOH” Learning Collaborative activities and will feature existing screening tools and additional resources for SDOH.

The FHN will also provide information about this year’s Screening for SDOH Learning Collaborative and ways health center staff can participate. Health Center staff recommended to attend include clinical supervisors and coordinators, medical assistants, patient navigators, community health workers, and front office workers given their role in registering and delivering direct services to patients.

Participants will be able to:
· Gain knowledge about SDOH factors that impact vulnerable populations including MSAWs
· Better understand how to identify and screen for specific SDOH factors
· Gain access to SDOH screening tools and additional resources

Making Meaning of UDS Data with HITEQ UDS Clinical Quality Dashboards

HITEQ Highlights Webinar

Jodie Albert 0 6041

Health centers have the power to analyze their UDS data through the HITEQ UDS Clinical Quality Dashboards, which were recently updated with the latest UDS data to include 10 years' worth of clinical information. HITEQ hosted a webinar to learn about the multiple ways that the dashboards can present your organizations’ clinical data across years, and compare it to customized comparison groups of other health centers, to explore potential drivers of results. The HITEQ UDS Clinical Quality Dashboards have evolved and improved each year to provide new analysis options. The Dashboards present the UDS data in a flexible and readily understandable graphical format and deliver an organization-specific version of the content to each health center, HCCN, and PCA via a web interface built on Tableau. Each organization's access allows them to see the data relevant to their center while protecting the data of other organizations.

Health centers, HCCN, and PCAs joined HITEQ to see how the dashboards can provide them with data to answer many questions such as: 

  • As a homeless health center, how does our clinical quality compare to homeless health centers nationally?
  • As a small health center, which we choose to define as those with <10,000 medical patients, does it appear that our size is a driver of our clinical results compared to other health centers?
  • How have the trends in my clinical outcomes over the past 5 years compared to similar health centers in states that I consider relevant to mine?

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Quadruple Aim

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