HITEQ Highlights Webinar
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.
NCTRC Telehealth Hack Series
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
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.
- 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 Webinar
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.
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.
Weitzman Institute Webinar series: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health
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.
HITEQ Highlights Webinar
Health centers now report on social determinant of health screening activities and many use the PRAPARE tool for this purpose; for years, however, health centers have focused on the broader health and social needs of the individuals they serve often making referrals to community based organizations and utilizing available enabling services. Today, there is growing interest and awareness on the value and use of interoperable social determinants of health (SDoH) data to support individual, community, and population level health improvement. View this HITEQ Center webinar, where the The Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT present on the current state of federal activities and standards based approaches for collecting, sharing, and using SDoH data with a focus on technical and policy considerations. The presentation describes available standards, tools, and initiatives for health center use and input.
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.
HITEQ Training Session
This presentation highlights Greenway Intergy functionality to support Ending the HIV Epidemic, including setting up health reminders around HIV screening and prevention, HIV flowsheets, and recommendations for optimizing the EHR for PrEP (coding for PrEP, setting up care plans, reminders for future labs, etc.).
Meeting the diverse needs of people who inject drugs can present many challenges--even more so in rural settings. There are barriers to ensuring equitable access to preventative measures such as PrEP/nPEP and HIV/HCV treatment regimens, and these barriers can be very different from those in major metropolitan areas. Combined with the stigmas of drug use and communicable disease, in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, these issues can become even harder to address. In this webinar, we discuss these unique rural challenges, the ways that providers are already rising up to confront these challenges, and the ways in which current models can be scaled to meet the challenges across the state.