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Employing Dental Therapists in an FQHC: A NNOHA Promising Practice (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This promising practice tells the story of a community health center in Minnesota who hired dental therapists to increase access to their dental services. More Details...

Emerging Issues in Payment Reform: Engagement at the State Level and Opportunities to Address the Social Determinants of Health (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar focuses on the national and state payment reform landscapes and its administrative changes to explain how they are used in different states and why. It also details how some health centers document social determinants of health (SDOH), and how this could influence delivery system reform. Lastly, It highlights different strategies and tools health centers could use to connect with key players on the state levels. More Details...

Emergency Room Vs. Primary Care (n.a.). Resource Type: Publication. Description: No annotation provided by the authoring organization. More Details...

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: After the Storm: Lessons Learned on Worker Health & Safety during Storm Disaster Cleanup (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Recent events have highlighted the importance of planning and preparing for the continuity of health care services in the event of emergency or disaster. Following disaster, a thorough emergency response allows health centers to shifts gears to address the longer-term health consequences of disaster. Providing health care services to underserved populations, like agricultural workers, poses a host of challenges to service providers under the best of circumstances, including isolated rural work and home locations, group housing, substandard housing, mobility, limited English proficiency, cultural factors, transportation, documentation status, and poverty. The significance of these factors is undoubtedly magnified under emergency circumstances. More Details...

Emergency Department Care Coordination: Targeted Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and Decrease Costs (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This issue brief outlines strategies to achieve emergency department (ED) care coordination, summarize important legal and policy issues, and provides case studies of health centers that have implemented successful ED care coordination. More Details...

EHR Optimization Series: Part Two of Three: Including slides, Workflow tool, and Provider Scorecard (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The second of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools. The second of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  EHR Optimization Session 2 Slides From the second May 2017 Learning Session Provider Scorecard: Assessing accurate EHR documentation This resource provides a process and method that can be used to evaluate the degree to which an individual provider or care team member consistently documents required information in the appropriate place in the EHR. Blank and Sample completed, filled-in versions are available for download below. EHR Workflow Worksheet: EHR Optimization tool to map the workflow to enhance performance on a particular clinical measure This tool provides a structured way to review how data is captured and input in the EHR for a particular clinical measure across the clinical team including registration, pre-visit planning, nursing, and provider visit. The sample uses the BMI Percentile Children CMS 155 v5 as an example, and a blank version is also provided. Using the workflow tool will help answer questions on which components of the data are entered by whom, and facilitate soliciting feedback from staff on ways to improve efficient and accurate data capture. Blank and Sample completed, filled-in versions are available for download below. Visit the Guide for Improving Care Processes and Outcomes in Health Centers for additional tools and support for workflow assessment and improvement. Download each of these resources below, in the Documents to Download section. More Details...

EHR Optimization Series: Part Three of Three: Including slides, Data Dictionary, and Quality Report Inventory (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The third of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  The third of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  EHR Optimization Session 1 Slides From May 2017 Learning Session; objectives include: Understand the role reporting has in EMR optimization Be able to list at least 3 considerations when developing reports to improve EMR utilization and meet the goals of the intended audience Identify at least 2 HITEQ resources for improving reporting effectiveness in facilitating decision-making Be able to discuss the interplay between reporting and data validation Slides are in the Documents to Download section; Recording is available below in the Links section.  ​Data Dictionary: Organizational tool to catalog your EHR and analytics platform data indicators A Data Dictionary provides a single point of reference for data mapping and interpretation for all of the indicators in your quality reports. Organization of the data definitions in this tool provides a reference for the team of the definitions which impact reports and alerts in the analytics application. That application may be the EHR or an analytics platform that is tied to the EHR. Anyone with questions about where data is being pulled from for any indicator can reference the Data Dictionary without analyst security privileges or expertise within the analytics tools. The Data Dictionary should be curated by analysts and made available on a shared drive or company intranet. Quality Report Inventory: Organizing your quality team with a schedule and map of quality report distribution A Report Inventory is a means to make public all available reports, the schedule for publishing to the organization, and their distribution. It provides a point of reference for all potential report requestors who are looking for data on any metric. The Report Inventory may also include reference to EHR alerts, mappings, and schedules and any supporting EHR or Population Health Management tools that are available to support improvement of each metric. Making this tool available on a shared drive or company intranet provides a point of reference for analysts to direct report requestors prior to acting on any new report request. The Report Inventory is organized by metric, including the denominator and numerator definitions, exclusions, and references to the metric steward which may be internal to the organization or external e.g. UDS, NQF, etc.. The Report Inventory should be curated by your data analysts in collaboration with the responsible metric stewards within an organization. Download each of these resources below, in the Documents to Download section. More Details...

EHR Optimization Series: Part One of Three: Including Performance Measure Crosswalk and Data Definition Worksheet (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The first of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  The first of a three-part EHR Optimization series focused on establishing goals and expectations for optimizing EHR utilization and sharing proven strategy/tools for optimizing EHR utilization, including slides and related tools.  EHR Optimization Session 1 Slides From May 2017 Learning Session; agenda includes: Introductions EHR Optimization Defined Identifying “Waste” Data Life Cycle Strategies for EHR Optimization Closing/ Discussions/ Sharing eCQM Crosswalk for UDS, MIPS, PCMH, etc.: Quality Measure reference tool to understand relationship between eCQM, PCMH, Meaningful Use and UDS data measures The CMS eCQI Resource Center is the definitive eCQM resource. This tool provides a quick crosswalk to the eCQM measure definitions and guidance to which of the eCQM measures are reported for UDS 2019, MIPS, CPC+, and NCQA PCMH. *Updated in January of 2019* Performance Measure Data Definition Worksheet: Organizational tool to confirm eCQM measure specifications match EHR vendor logic ONC EHR Certification criteria means that vendors use eCQMs’ electronic Clinical Quality Measures’ specifications to define measures. Therefore, reported data for a measure should be consistent regardless of vendor. In practice, however, it is important to confirm the vendor’s logic is consistent with the health center’s definition and workflows. This tool supports alignment of the health center’s data definition with the vendor’s reporting logic. Download each of these resources below, in the Documents to Download section. Access part two and three of this series as well! More Details...

Effective Social Media Management for Health Centers: Infographic Poster (2018). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Maintaining a good name in the digital era is becoming increasingly important as social media tools and platforms continue to expand the services they offer. As a health center, having a professional social media presence is becoming an influential channel in which to engage patient populations. Maintaining a good name in the digital era is becoming increasingly important as social media tools and platforms continue to expand the services they offer. As a health center, having a professional social media presence is becoming an influential channel in which to engage patient populations. These channels enable physicians and health groups to communicate and share information quickly while reaching millions of people. However, these same channels and other social media activities also create new challenges for the patient-physician relationship. In the current health care environment, health centers often don’t have the time or resources to effectively manage their own social media presence.  The HITEQ Center has gathered this brief list of tips and resources to help health centers get started with managing and maintaining a professional and engaging social media presence for their health center. Think Before You Post Above all else, make sure that you are complying with all privacy and security requirements before you post to social media. It is better to be slow in responding, rather than unknowingly violating HIPAA regulations. Have 2-3 people review a post before submitting. When dealing with patient information, be cognizant of the standards of patient privacy and confidentiality just as you would in any other context. There are boundaries to the patient-physician relationship that must be maintained—online and off. Never post identifiable patient information online and monitor your own internet presence to ensure that personal and professional information are kept separate. Also, be wary of inadvertently committing an act that constitutes medical malpractice. The National Association of Community Health Center’s NACHC guide to social media and medical malpractice relates two main areas of concern when it comes to social media, technology, and medical malpractice: 1 Committing an act that constitutes potential malpractice; and 2 the impact of social media use on a potential or pending malpractice proceeding. Know Your Audience Understanding your audience is key if you want to ensure patient and stakeholder engagement. The message you want to disseminate should resonate with your target audience. NACHC’s guide to Social Media for Health Centers relates that it is important to not stray too far from the types of topics that brought people to your site in the first place.  Try to understand how a user might receive your message if you want it to stick. Doing so can help you engage with past, current, and potential patients through meaningful and relevant content. This can encourage discussions and build credibility. Understanding your audience is also a great way to get to know your patients and stakeholders; it can help you learn about their experiences with the health center, identify their pain points, and uncover new ways to improve care. Engage Your Population Respond to all messages, including both praise and criticism. As Dr. John Halamka writes, “We don’t make excuses. We try to take it offline as soon as we can. We send a direct message to the reviewer.” Customer service shouldn’t stop when you go online. Developing an online relationship with patients and stakeholders is critical in upholding your health center’s values in customer service and relations. Enhancing online communication between the physician and patient is one way to maintain that relationship. This means responding to their comments and questions, especially if it’s a complaint, is a professional and timely manner. Immediately connect with the user to resolve the issue. Practice Quality Having a social media presence comes with the responsibility to report violating content. The AMA writes that if you “see content posted by colleagues that appears unprofessional… bring that content to the attention of the individual, so that he or she can remove it and/or take other appropriate actions.” Also, recognize that your own actions online and the content you post may negatively affect you or your health center’s reputation. Be aware of the consequences and how they can undermine your reputation and public trust. More Details...

Don't Fall Victim to A Data Breach: Strategies to Protect And Safeguard Person Health Information (2015). Resource Type: Publication. Description: No annotation provided by the authoring organization. More Details...

Diabetes Pro (n.a.). Resource Type: n.a.. Description: Diabetes Pro a multilingual patient education website that provides free access to diabetes management, nutrition, physical activity, behavioral health, and patient tools. More Details...

Diabetes Prevention:New Pathways for Reimbursement (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, participants will hear Dr. Ann Albright, the Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation at the CDC give an overview of the National DPP, Kelly McCracken of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) provide details on a project in Maryland and Oregon to demonstrate how the National DPP’s lifestyle change program can be delivered to the Medicaid population as well as become a covered benefit for that population, and Laura Summers of Leavitt Partners provide an overview of an online National DPP Coverage Toolkit to assist private and public payers interested in covering the service More Details...

Diabetes Improvement Toolkit (2017). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: A website that hosts toolkits, guides, and other resources to support data collection, quality, and performance improvement with the use of Health IT tools More Details...

Diabetes Food Hub (n.a.). Resource Type: Patient Material. Description: Website provides diabetes nutritional resources and recipes for healthy living More Details...

Diabetes Clinical Management and Periodontal Care for Diabetic Patients Individuals Experiencing Homelessness (2018). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session will focuses on providing up-to-date standards of the American Diabetes Association guidelines for screening diabetic patients with periodontal disease, clinical recommendations for treatment and management of patients diagnosed with diabetes, the role of oral health and dental conditions for effective screening, and health center experiences in supporting patients in diabetes management. Successful strategies for how health centers have adapted their treatment and management of diabetes for individuals experiencing homelessness are also shared. More Details...

Developing an Organizational Culture that Sustains the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Lessons Learned (2016). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This resource examines the cultural challenges and successes health centers face in sustaining a patient-centered, team-based model of primary care delivery, offering considerations for the patient, family, and staff experience and flexible organizational structures for team-based care. More Details...

Después de la tormenta: Lecciones Aprendidas sobre la Salud y Seguridad de los Trabajadores en las Actividades de Limpieza y Recuperación después de un Desastre Natural (2017). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This webinar brings together experience from previous natural disasters and offers resources that will help guide you. We discuss a case studies to illustrate the hazards and review ways that workers can protect themselves, including understanding their rights and responsibilities. More Details...

Dental Forms Library (n.a.). Resource Type: Publication. Description: The NNOHA Dental Forms Library is a collect of documents from health center dental programs. Some content includes consent form examples, dental practice policies and procedures, and human resource forms. More Details...

Dental Dashboard User's Guide (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This User's Guide is a companion to support the implementation and use of the NNOHA Health Center Dental Dashboard. This document will give details about how to collect data, instructions for the online dashboard, and specifics of the measures. More Details...

Demystifying Predictive Analytics: Factsheet on Predictive Analytics for Health Centers (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Using predictive analytics in health care is an emerging field, especially for health centers. This tool will provide a brief explanation of the purpose of predictive analytics, the ingredients necessary to apply these methods, and ways that health centers are using this approach to improve results. The objective of this resource is to help health center leadership and staff understand how and when predictive analytics can help them, and to think about how predictive analytics might fit into their data-driven QI program. This one-page brief outlines the basics of this complex topic. We define predictive analytics and describe how health centers are adopting this innovation. Sources and uses of data for making predictions are discussed, and specific applications of predictive analytics are described.  Specific health center examples are offered to illustrate the potential of predictive analytics for health centers. More Details...

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