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Past Webinars

MAR 21

eHealth Initiative Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

12:31 PM - 12:31 PM

Together Facing the Challenges of Change. eHealth Initiative’s 2017 Annual Conference & Member Meetings, March 21-23 in Washington, DC will bring together the most influential leaders from across the healthcare spectrum to discuss critical issues related to the use of data and technology to improve healthcare for all Americans. To register go to: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=cktmjryab&oeidk=a07edi0e2e75b5b78cf

FEB 07

Evolve from Master Patient Index to Identity Interoperability

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The job of matching patient identities is becoming more difficult than ever before because of 5 major trends:
1. External data exchange
2. Patient engagement through portals and personal health record (PHR) apps
3. Analytics for PopHealth and outcome optimization
4. Innovative new applications and devices
5. Hospital consolidation

Because of these trends, we can no longer rely solely on “indexing” patients in an MPI to match patient identities. Indexing was successful in the past because MPIs operated in an environment of few software systems that were controlled by one organization. But we no longer have the luxury of simple environments and uniformly-governed data. We must evolve from identity “indexing” to identity interoperability—in which any healthcare system and healthcare organization can identify the same patient record without adherence to rigid data quality or governance standards.

Attend this webinar to learn:
- How five major trends will radically expand the challenge of patient matching;
- How to approach the problem from a new perspective of “identity interoperability”; and,
- What technology is needed to accomplish it

Please register:
https://eHealthInitiative.zoom.us/webinar/register/0d33e120b867e4afc5b9141539e44ee6

JAN 25

FHIR and the Future of Interoperability

01:35 PM - 01:35 PM

The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care. In 2012, a new version of the HL7 standard emerged for information exchange: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This webinar will explore how FHIR® facilitates easier exchange of healthcare data between systems in a straightforward yet secure manner.

Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR® was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting different elements. FHIR® builds a base set of resources that satisfy the majority of use cases. In this webinar, you will learn:

• The business case for adopting FHIR®
• Terminology such as “resources”, "profiles", and “data elements”
• How FHIR® supports information exchange
• Current success stories around FHIR®

Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask FHIR® experts questions regarding implementation and capabilities.

The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care. In 2012, a new version of the HL7 standard emerged for information exchange: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). This webinar will explore how FHIR® facilitates easier exchange of healthcare data between systems in a straightforward yet secure manner.

Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR® was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting different elements. FHIR® builds a base set of resources that satisfy the majority of use cases. In this webinar, you will learn:

• The business case for adopting FHIR®
• Terminology such as “resources”, "profiles", and “data elements”
• How FHIR® supports information exchange
• Current success stories around FHIR®

Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask FHIR® experts questions regarding implementation and capabilities.

JAN 25

HL 7 FHIR® and the Future of Interoperability

02:00 AM - 03:00 AM

The ability to exchange healthcare information between systems is important to achieve the triple aim – better heath for individuals, better care for populations, and greater cost efficiency in care.   

Keeping the complexity of healthcare data in mind, FHIR was created with a modern, internet-based approach to connecting different elements. FHIR builds a base set of resources that satisfy the majority of use cases. In this webinar, you will learn how FHIR resources aim to define the information contents and structure for the core information set that is shared by most implementations in an effort to achieve interoperability.

In this webinar, you will learn

• Understanding FHIR
• The business case for adopting FHIR.
• Terminology such as “resources” and “data elements”
• How FHIR supports information exchange.
• Current success stories around FHIR.

DEC 20

Survey Results are In! Current State of Progress Towards Achieving True Interoperability

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join this webinar and learn NEW findings in the current state of progress towards achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. Hear how payers and providers are using technology to achieve patient centered care, and working toward achieving data sharing and cross-system interoperability. To register go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/i6w9vsnfb1lw&eom

This educational webinar is supported by GE Healthcare Digital.

DEC 15

How to prepare for MACRA by January 1, 2017

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Big changes are ahead in how Medicare will pay physicians. The MACRA rule establishes a new Medicare physician payment program that starts January 1, 2017, yet few providers understand how this this important change will affect how they are paid.

This educational webinar is supported by Aetna.

To learn more and to register, please follow this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=qnargk9a9qgp&campaign=oc80jn70ca0g.

NOV 30

How HIEs Access Federal Funding and Expand Their Exchange

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Under the CMS guidance for funding health information exchange (HIE) activities, many HIEs are eligible for 90% Federal Matching Funds (90/10) through The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) passed in 2009.

NOV 21

Re-imagining Care Delivery: The Power of Technology

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Disruption, reinvention, and growth ---- the healthcare industry is experiencing unprecedented transformation. From how appointments are booked to how care is delivered and payments are processed, the times they are a-changin.’

A video recording of the webinar can be found here.

OCT 26

Big Data - A Starring Role in Healthcare Information Architectures

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

One of the top priorities for CIOs today is capitalizing on the explosion of data volumes and complex data types available to their organizations today. While many are considering big data for its agility and cost advantages, they are questioning how best to leverage this still nascent technology.

JUN 07

Transforming Healthcare through Collaboration and Clinical Integration

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

New models of medicine are driving transformation in healthcare. Value-based models and consumer expectations are changing the way we manage the health of a population. Payers are rethinking how to build strong relationships with in-network providers, and how to meet consumer expectations.

MAY 12

Webinar: Hear from CMS on Proposed Payment Regs

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

The anticipated CMS regulation outlines fundamental changes and signals a major shift in the healthcare landscape.

This proposed regulation is entitled “Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models.”

This educational webinar was supported by UnitedHealthcare.

A copy of the document can be found at: http://bit.ly/1VCRVQn.

DEC 15

Considering the Cloud: Inside the Mind of the Healthcare CIO

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Cloud services have rapidly changed the nature of data management across industries. In healthcare, organizations are increasingly deploying cloud-based solutions to capture, store, and analyze clinical data. Although implementation of the cloud entails new ways of thinking about governance, technical integration, and security, cloud technologies can contribute to significant improvements in operational flexibility while reducing costs.

DEC 09

2020 Roadmap: Examples of Successful Interoperability

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

During 2015 as part of eHI’s 2020 Roadmap initiative, eHealth Initiative established the Interoperability Workgroup to address challenges to interoperability. Over the last 12 months, the group has gathered 40+ use cases of successful interoperability. This webinar and accompanying report presents examples of interoperability across the country that deliver value to health care providers and consumers. Join eHealth Initiative and Cerner for a webinar on December 9 at 2:00 pm EST to hear more of these success stories and best practices for implementing interoperability in your organization.

This educational webinar was made possible by the generous support of Cerner Corporation.

NOV 19

Connecting the Consumer - Technology for Patient Engagement

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Recent efforts to transform the healthcare system emphasize the vital role of patients in improving the costs and quality of care. Patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other innovative delivery models strive to place patients at the center of their care by focusing on shared decision-making, goal setting, preventative health, and self-management. To support these objectives, healthcare providers are embracing a host of innovative tools aimed at keeping patients informed and engaged about their health. Join eHealth Initiative and InterSystems for a webinar on November 19 at 2:00 pm ET to learn more about how stakeholders are using health IT to engage patients and drive improvements in care.

Speakers include:
• Dr. Edward Chung (Moderator), Physician Advisor, InterSystems
• Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
• Chanin Wendling, Director, Geisinger In Motion, Geisinger Health System

OCT 20

eHealth Initiative's 2015 Population Health Survey Webinar

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Population health management encompasses a range of activities aimed at improving outcomes and reducing costs for different groups of patients. To better understand how organizations are approaching population health management, eHealth Initiative surveyed provider organizations in 2015. The survey questions addressed how health information technology supports patient engagement, analytics, and care management. Join eHealth Initiative and Medicity for a webinar presentation of the results and a panel discussion about the findings. Dr. Charles Kennedy, Chief Population Health Officer for Healthagen, will moderate the session.

OCT 01

Advancing Interoperability for High-Quality Healthcare

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Interoperability is critical to achieving value-based care. It not only facilitates care management and coordination efforts, but also drives the collection and analysis of clinical data to derive new insights. However, the overwhelmingly vast array of available enterprise health information technologies, competitive economic concerns, and the long-standing legacy of siloed healthcare have stymied efforts to build interoperability and hindered new approaches to care delivery and payment.

Please join eHealth Initiative and Galen Healthcare Solutions for a webinar panel discussion on October 1 to learn more about the complex impediments to interoperability and how different stakeholders are overcoming these challenges. Panelists include:
• Ray Lape, Director, Technical Services, Galen Healthcare Solutions (Moderator)
• Margaret Donahue, MD, Director, Veterans Health Information Exchange; Co-Director, Office of Interoperability, Veterans Health Administration
• Robert White, MD, Medical Informatics Director, ABQ Health Partners
• Scott Carrell, Executive Director, Idaho Health Data Exchange
• Jay P. Lee, Manager, Healthcare Interoperability & Innovation, Huntington Hospital.

SEP 22

Policy Workgroup

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Attend the September eHI PWG and hear the latest on Congressional legislative innovation and Health IT activity. The House passed its health innovation initiative – the 21st Century Cures Act – on July 10, 2015. On the Senate side, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) recently requested for stakeholders across the health IT spectrum to send structured, succinct feedback about how to promote health care safety, innovation, interoperability and a move towards precision medicine. The Senate HELP Committee has held a series of hearings on these issues and recently formed a bipartisan working group on electronic health records. They are now weighing potential legislation, oversight or other actions.

Key Congressional staffers have been invited to speak on the PWG call about the latest legislative or other developments including:

• Colin Goldfinch, Health Policy Advisor, Office of the Honorable Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Senate
• Robb Walton, Health Policy Advisor, Office of the Honorable William Cassidy (R-LA), U.S. Senate
• Danielle Steele, Esq., Legislative Counsel, Office of the Honorable Michael Burgess (R-TX)

SEP 08

2015 ACO Survey Results Webinar

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Since 2013, eHealth Initiative and Premier, Inc. have surveyed public and commercial accountable care organizations to better understand how ACOs are leveraging health information technology to achieve cost savings and quality improvement. This year's survey is focused on interoperability and data use. A webinar presentation of key findings from the survey was held September 8. Our presenters included Bryan Bowles, Vice President, Solutions Marketing for Population Health, Premier, Inc., Karen Handmaker, Vice President, Population Health Solutions, Phytel, and Kevin Attride, Director of Clinical Health Outcomes, AMITA Health. A panel discussion followed to discuss the results.

This webinar was made possible through the generosity and support of Phytel & Explorys.

JUL 15

Building Operational Maturity to Protect Patient Data

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Have you ever been breached? Do you worry you will? It seems not a week goes by where we do not hear about a high profile cyber breach in the news. Healthcare organizations remain prime targets for cybercrime. If the most secure government organizations can be hacked, what can your organization do now to decrease your chances? A strong focus on in-depth security is key.
Join us to learn about a security business model that will help your organization gauge how prepared you are today. Listen as industry experts describe existing tools that you can deploy now to help secure your organization's data. Hear from the Chief Information Security Officer at Partners Healthcare about what they are doing to manage threats to data security. Engage in a discussion with these experts over concerns and questions that you might have.

Speakers include:
Moderator: Mark Blatt, MD, Worldwide Medical Director, Intel Corporation
Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Partners Healthcare
Tim Brown, Executive Director for Security, Dell Software Group
Ben Cody, Vice President, Intel Security Group

JUN 17

ICD-10 Survey Results Webinar

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

With the compliance deadline for implementing the ICD-10 code set only four months away, eHealth Initiative (eHI) and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) surveyed healthcare providers in spring of 2015 to understand how they are preparing for the transition, assess the anticipated impact of the transition, and explore post-implementation plans. Please join eHI, AHIMA, and Greenway Health for a webinar presentation on June 17 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT to hear the results from the survey. An expert panel will share their reactions and perspectives on the findings. Panelists include:
• Sue Bowman, Senior Director, Coding Policy and Compliance, AHIMA
• Karen Blanchette, Association Director, Professional Association of Healthcare Office Management (PAHCOM)
• Mark Janiszewski, Executive Vice President, Product Management, Greenway Health

JUN 03

Avoiding Silos in Healthcare: Empowering Care Coordination Across Settings

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Access to relevant patient data integrated with additional information from payers and other sources at the point of care can enable providers to create a more comprehensive longitudinal patient record. With a comprehensive patient record, providers can proactively identify health trends and patterns, moving away from reactive, uncoordinated care and toward more holistic patient care coordination.

Please join eHealth Initiative and Orion Health on June 3 at 2:00 PM EDT for a webinar exploring how harnessing data from a variety of sources can facilitate the continuity of patient information across care settings and empower care coordinators. On this webinar, Cheryl McKay, PhD, RN, Nurse Executive at Orion Health and Annette DuBard, MD, Senior Vice President for Informatics & Evaluation at Community Care of North Carolina will:
• Describe the health IT components and data requirements to support care coordination.
• Identify strategies to ensure continuity of patient information, shared care plans, and improved patient engagement throughout the entire care continuum.
• Share how Community Care of North Carolina is leveraging health information technology to provide cooperative, coordinated care for the state’s Medicaid patients through the Medical Home model.