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Financial and Operational Benchmarking Trends and Techniques (2024). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Webinar providing an aggregate financial and operational profile of health centers nationally and a framework for identifying financial strengths and challenges for health center performance improvement and reviews the key target benchmarks that support long-term financial sustainability.​ More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Health Centers as Actors (in Information Blocking)!: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The HITEQ Center discussed approaches to balance patient confidentiality, sensitive situations, vulnerable populations, and meeting the provisions in CURES act and information blocking. How health centers should best prepare themselves and their staff to meet the information blocking provisions and better serve the patient population was also discussed. More Details...

Navigating Compliance Challenges with the Information Blocking Rule: A Collection of Case Studies: HITEQ Center and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, September 2023 (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) 21st Century Cures Act Information Blocking Rule (Info Blocking Rule) prohibits covered actors – including health care providers, health IT developers of certified health IT, and health information exchanges/health information networks– from engaging in practices likely to interfere with, prevent, or materially discourage access, exchange, or use of electronic health information (EHI). The Info Blocking Rule includes eight exceptions that provide actors with certainty that, when their practice interferes with the access, exchange, or use of EHI and meets the conditions of one or more exception, such practice will not be considered information blocking.1 More Details...

Managed Care Data Checklist: Companion Document to Video Module: Payer Data: The Managed Care Data. Prepared by Starling Advisors for the HITEQ Center in July 2022. (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: How to Use This Checklist: This is a supplement to our Module 2: The Managed Care Data Set, which uses the HCP-LAN APM Framework as its basis. Review both before using this checklist. There are terms used throughout that may be new to you or may benefit from detailed explanations—please visit our Value Based Payment Glossary for basic definitions for a host of key terms. More Details...

Health Center Guidelines for Implementing FHIR and the Information Blocking Rule: HITEQ Center, September 2023 (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: The 21st Century Cures Act and the ONC Health IT Certification Program include rules for technical configuration and use of Health Level 7® (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR) for health data exchange and accessibility. Health centers are directed to enable and publish their healthcare data locations, known as FHIR endpoints,* to and from their electronic health record (EHR). Part of the Cures Act, known as the Information Blocking Rule, mandates that patients have “easy” access to their digital medical information, costs and claims associated with their health record, and whom the data can be shared with. More Details...

Cybersecurity: Ask Me Anything: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This session sought to motivate and educate Health Center staff and leadership on current critical cybersecurity threats, concepts, and methods for the defense of health data. A panel of cybersecurity experts addressed questions on how to best protect the health center from both internal and external network leaks, through malware such as ransomware, and through physical means on-site. More Details...

Promoting Cybersecurity Awareness for Patients: Protecting yourself when using patient portals, health apps, and online medical devices, June 2023. (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This training guide provides patients with knowledge and awareness about cybersecurity threats to protect their personal health data and to minimize risks from computer viruses and malware. More Details...

A Guide to Essential Cybersecurity Tasks for Health Centers: For health centers with limited resources, developed in June 2023 (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: In an increasingly connected healthcare landscape, health centers face a dual challenge: the rising tide of cyber threats and the need to comply with stringent data protection regulations, all while managing limited resources. The ever-evolving nature of cyberattacks and the complexity of compliance requirements make it essential for health centers to prioritize cybersecurity tasks effectively. More Details...

The Managed Care Data Set - Video: Developed with Starling Advisors in 2022 (2023). Resource Type: E-Learning. Description: This is the second in a three module value based care basics series from the HITEQ Center. This module was developed by Starling Advisors in 2022. More Details...

Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals: 2023 Update: A crosswalk of Clinical Quality Measures for UDS and other reporting from The HITEQ Center (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: This spreadsheet developed by the HITEQ Center provides a crosswalk of Clinical Quality Measures and their electronic specifications as defined in the 2023 update for Eligible Professionals (Clinicians). Fields include the crosswalk of measures with related information about CMS, NQF, and MIPS ID, and Telehealth Eligiblity, as well as inclusion in HRSA BPHC Uniform Data System (UDS) CY2023, Million Hearts, CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) - APM Performance Pathway (APP) Measures, Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)/ CMS ACO Shared Savings Program, CMS Core Set (Child Core Set Medicaid / CHIP): HEDIS Specified, CMS Core Set (Adult Core Set Medicaid): HEDIS Specified, Core Quality Measures Collaborative (ACO / Primary Care). Links are included throughout. More Details...

Clinical Data Elements for UDS eCQMs and their Lookback Timeframes: Useful for EHR transition planning; developed in 2023. (2023). Resource Type: Toolkit. Description: Each electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) is composed of data elements in the EHR or health IT system that are evaluated according to the measure specifications. It is important to identify what data elements need to be transitioned to any new EHR for clinical quality measure continuity and accuracy. This resource identifies clinical data elements in eCQMs that should be considered when transitioning EHRs. These data elements are used in reporting or calculating eCQMs, so their availability or lack thereof in any new EHR system will impact reporting accuracy. More Details...

How People, Process, and Technology Factor Into Social Needs Screening: Instructional video, created March 2022 (2023). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this video, viewers will learn how People, Process and Technology should factor into a health center\'s social needs screening workflow. More Details...

Health IT and Cybersecurity Positions and Salaries: Descriptions and Ranges (2023). Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. * Description: Below is a list of job descriptions that can be used to help describe various health information technology, as well as cybersecurity, employment options. A variety of health information and technology positions are represented. This information is intended to assist health centers in understanding the many different domains of the profession as well as possible job descriptions that could be useful when drafting duties or during recruitment. This information was compiled in early 2022. More Details...

Health Information Technology (HIT) Resource Guide for Health Center Dental Programs (2022). Resource Type: Publication. Description: NNOHA is pleased to introduce its Health Information Technology Resource Guide for Community Health Center Dental Programs. The Guide provides technical assistance on several IT topics including a process for selecting management software and an electronic dental record for your community health center. Other topics include information on teledentistry, electronic prescribing, information security, integrating the dental system with the medical system, and much more. Links are available within the Guide to a new HIT Workbook which provides templates for creating forms CHCs can use in their information system search process. More Details...

EnVision Centers, Jobs Plus and Health Centers Interactive Map (2020). Resource Type: Interactive Map. Description: NCHPH recently launched a new interactive map. This map shows the location of Health Centers, Envision Centers and Jobs Plus sites. EnVision Centers are centralized hubs that provide people living in public housing with resources and support needed to excel. Jobs Plus Sites. The place-based Jobs Plus Initiative program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment. Health Centers interested in partnering with near Envision Centers and Jobs Plus sites, visit this NCHPH resource and hover over the organization you want to partner with. Contact information will then be displayed in the information box. More Details...

Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability, and Community Referrals: The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health: Predictive Analytics, Assessing Vulnerability & Community Referrals (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The second webinar in the Weitzman Institute\'s Path Forward \"The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health\" series focusing on predictive analytics, assessing vulnerability, and community referrals. Panelists include Kurt Waltenbaugh; Founder & CEO of Carrot Health, John Showalter; Chief Product Officer at Jvion, Erine Gray; Founder & CEO of Aunt Bertha, and Ruben Amarasingham; Founder & CEO of Pieces Tech. More Details...

Improving Diabetes Outcomes: Curated Expert Guidance, Tools, and Resources (2017). Resource Type: Publication. Description: According to 2016 UDS data, an estimated 14.3% of Federally Qualified Health Center patients nationwide have diabetes. Of these 2 million plus patients living with diabetes, approximately 32% have uncontrolled diabetes, with HbA1c equal to or above 9% or have had no test in the prior year. These statistics bring forth the need for improvement in the care of diabetes; several resources and research outcomes are profiled here with specific takeaways for health centers. As of CDC's 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 30.3 million people, or 9.4% of the total U.S. population, have diabetes. Of these 30.3 million, only 23.1 million are diagnosed - while the other estimated 7.2 million are undiagnosed. Additionally, more than 1 in 3 adults or 84.1 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes. Among adults age 65 and older, nearly half have prediabetes. More Details...

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