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Strategic Cybersecurity Investments: Leveraging American Rescue Plan Funding to Enhance Infrastructure and Services: HITEQ Highlights webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: Healthcare continues to be the sector most targeted globally by ransomware and related malware attacks and leads in the average total cost of data breach across industries. The FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Funding provides an excellent opportunity for Health Centers to make strategic investments in cybersecurity infrastructure and services. This HITEQ Highlight, presented by Adam Kehler of Online Business Systems provides an overview of assets that can increase Health Center cybersecurity. Topics covered include cybersecurity infrastructure and services that can increase defense-in-depth for health IT, including EHRs, telehealth tools and services, mobile medical devices, patient portals, and related health information software applications. More Details...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Tactics to Address Patient Barriers to Virtual Care (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Lack of Internet and broadband access prevents some patients from using telehealth and other technology that can support their own health care and getting accurate health care information. In one 2020 study, 42 million Americans lacked adequate access to broadband (high speed internet). As of 2019, about one in five people did not have smartphones, and among low income people nearly one third do not have a smartphone. Rates of computer ownership are not much better. Those patients who do have access to the technology may or may not have the capacity and willingness to use it, depending on past experiences. Some patients aren\'t comfortable with technology, while others don\'t trust it or believe that virtual care is sub-par, despite growing evidence of its benefits. This culminates in a clear digital divide that can hinder the ability for patients to fully engage in their care or take advantage of things like remote patient monitoring, telehealth, mHealth, or patient portal. More Details...

Strategies for Capturing Outside HIV Test Results for Your Health Center (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Providers working with patients coming to or from health centers may need important health information, such as HIV test results, to help physicians provide the best care possible to the patient. What strategies exist to help health centers give and receive data so that providers can render seamless care without interruption? We’re glad you asked. Data sharing agreements, tools, and standard operating procedures (SOP) are a few strategies that health centers can use to ensure a patient’s electronic health record (EHR) is as detailed and up-to-date as possible. More Details...

Measuring Telehealth Success: You Can't Achieve it if You Can't Measure It: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now obvious that telehealth — in the form of a hybrid care delivery model that blends virtual and in-person care — is not a fad, but a healthcare delivery option that is here to stay. Healthcare leaders are seeking to optimize their organization\'s telehealth services for high performance and long-term sustainability. The problem is that most leaders neither know how well (or how bad) their telehealth services are performing, nor what true success can or should look like. Telehealth, when designed and implemented correctly, will engage patients to achieve positive outcomes, delight physicians, and contribute to organizational strategic objectives, including sustainable financial success. In this presentation, Christian Milaster of Ingenium Digital Health Advisors leads viewers through a series of pragmatic concepts on how to set an organization’s telehealth success targets, what and how to measure telehealth performance, the Physician Bill of Telehealth Rights, and how to leverage telehealth to achieve strategic success. This presentation is the second session of a two-part series. The first session focused on a telehealth maturity model and is available here. More Details...

HITEQ Highlights: Introducing the Health App Analyzer: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: While there are thousands of consumer health applications (health apps), which run on smartphones, watches, tablets, and other mobile devices, there is currently no central government agency that provides certification or guidance on consumer-based health apps. View this HITEQ Highlights webinar to learn more about a new tool, the Health App Analyzer, designed to assist health care providers, patients, and consumers in determining whether a given consumer health app provides appropriate health information, guidance, and related services. The Health App Analyzer is a step-by-step decision tree that determines whether a particular health app is the best fit for a specific patient or a health center\'s patient population. More Details...

Health Center Information Blocking Avenger: A HITEQ Center Training Badge (2021). Resource Type: Online Self-Paced Learning Modules. Description: In March 2019, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a Proposed Rule, 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. ONC released a final rule in March 2020, published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2020. The Final Rule prohibits actors from blocking the exchange of electronic health information and seeks to increase the ease and choices available for patients to access their data.If Information Blocking is all new to you, review these resources first to set yourself up for success. More Details...

The Stairway to Telehealth Sustainability: The Telehealth Maturity Model: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth adoption increased significantly, supporting ongoing access to care and was critical to support healthcare operations continuity which resulted in the adoption of various modes of telehealth tools. The initial focus was applying telehealth capabilities to ordinary care to increase access to care and keep patients, providers and staff safe. What healthcare organizations are now looking for is a roadmap to make telehealth more sustainable, to integrate it into clinical operations and to leverage it more strategically. In this presentation, Christian Milaster of Ingenium Digital Health Advisors shares the 7-step Telehealth Maturity Model that guides organizations toward sustainable success with telehealth. This presentation is the first session of a two-part series. HITEQ will host a second webinar session in April -- Measuring Telehealth Success: The Why, The What, The How. More Details...

Electronic Patient Engagement Vendor Discussion: COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: HITEQ and CareMessage vendor discussion event (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View a brief presentation by HITEQ and CareMessage followed by facilitated questions and discussion on their electronic patient engagement platform and the features within the platform that can assist health centers with COVID vaccine communication and dissemination. Access resources, slides, and additional information from this session in the Links section below. Note that these sessions are not an endorsement of any specific vendor. These are an opportunity for health centers to hear about 3rd party vendors and get questions answered. More Details...

Electronic Patient Engagement Vendor Discussion Event: COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: HITEQ and HealthTalk vendor discussion event (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View a brief presentation by HITEQ and HealthTalk followed by facilitated questions and discussion on their electronic patient engagement platform and the features within the platform that can assist federally qualified health centers with COVID vaccine communication and dissemination. Note that these sessions are not an endorsement of any specific vendor. These are an opportunity for health centers to hear about 3rd party vendors and get questions answered. More Details...

Promising Practices in Virtual Integrated Behavioral Health Care: Lessons from Community Health Centers during COVID-19; February 2021 (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: With the rapid shift to telehealth services propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic, many community health centers had to rapidly transition to a mechanism of care delivery previously unknown and unfamiliar. Within a matter of days and weeks, health centers creatively found ways to transform workflows and approaches to care delivery to continue to provide care even if the patient was physically distant. This resource highlights promising practices in virtual integrated behavioral health care identified from community health centers. More Details...

Getting Started with HITEQ Dashboards for Clinical Quality Measure Comparison: Video and instruction guide, created Dec. 2020 (2021). Resource Type: Other. Description: Getting Started with HITEQ Dashboards for Clinical Quality Measure Comparison Video and instruction guide More Details...

Electronic Patient Engagement Tools: Adaptation for Use in COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout: Insights and tips from several patient engagement vendors (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Last fall, the HITEQ Center published an inventory describing many software tools that facilitate electronic patient engagement (EPE). The inventory detailed feedback from health center users of the EPE tools as well as information from the vendor about features and integration. As the health center workload has expanded to accommodate COVID-19 vaccination, the opportunity of EPE tools to address the needs of both health center and patients in this moment became apparent. HITEQ contacted the vendors included in the original inventory to gather supplemental information on how their products can be leveraged to support COVID-19 vaccine communication and distribution. Four EPE vendors responded. More Details...

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Electronic Patient Engagement Vendor Discussion: HITEQ and WELL Health vendor discussion event (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: View a brief presentation by HITEQ and WELL Health followed by facilitated questions and discussion on their electronic patient engagement platform and the features within the platform that can assist health centers with COVID vaccine communication and dissemination. More Details...

Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals: 2021 Update: A Crosswalk Comparison of Clinical Quality Measures from The HITEQ Center (2021). Resource Type: Publication. Description: This spreadsheet developed by the HITEQ Center provides a crosswalk of Clinical Quality Measures and their electronic specifications as defined in the 2021 update for Eligible Professionals (Clinicians). Fields include the crosswalk of measures, with related information about MIPS ID, Telehealth Eligiblity, as well as inclusion in CY2021 UDS, Million Hearts, NCQA eCQM, CMS Adult / Child Medicaid Core Measures Set, HEDIS 2021, and CPC+ eCQMs. Both a PDF and spreadsheet are available for download below. More Details...

21st Century CURES Act and Information blocking - How to Avoid Blocking Interoperable EHI.: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2021). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: In this webinar, the HITEQ Center discusses the 21st Century CURES act (CURES act), specifically focused on how it defined interoperability and information blocking and how that relates to health centers. With HHS recently extending the provider compliance date to April 5, 2021, we review how ONC’s final rules defined information blocking requirements and exceptions. We discuss common scenarios and health center policy practices that might be considered information blocking, and how they can reduce health center risks with early planning and policy definitions. More Details...

Telehealth Resource Library: Curated telehealth resources for health centers (2020). Resource Type: Other. Description: HITEQ is actively compiling a telehealth resource library for health centers, which houses actionable telehealth resources in the areas of telehealth technology, patient use of telehealth, provider use of telehealth, tele-behavioral health, and operationalizing telehealth more generally. This curated set of resources aims to assist health centers in accessing those resources that directly address current telehealth needs and challenges. More Details...

Strategies for Increasing HIV Screening Rates at Your Health Center (2020). Resource Type: Publication. Description: Health centers are always searching for innovative strategies to increase their HIV screening rates. This year, health centers have gotten creative by combining HIV testing with COVID-19 screening, while others are mailing at-home HIV testing kits to patients. Finding strategies to help increase HIV screening at your health center is a lesson in trial and error. We hope our latest blog will give you some ideas on improving your HIV screening rates! More Details...

Federal Activities and Approaches to Advance Social Determinants of Health Data Use and Interoperability in Support of Community Health Centers: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: 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. More Details...

Ending the HIV Epidemic: The Health Center Role: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: This presentation will be led by Dr. Tim Long, and will focus on the four pillars of Ending the HIV Epidemic and primary care HIV prevention. This webinar will focus on the clinical aspects of Ending the HIV epidemic, and use of health IT and EHR to support clinical care. More Details...

Addressing Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking in the Health Center Setting: HITEQ Highlights Webinar (2020). Resource Type: Archived Webinar. Description: The coronavirus pandemic and consequent stay-at-home orders may increase danger for those at risk for or experiencing intimate partner violence and human trafficking (IPV/HT). Due to COVID-19, many health centers have shifted health encounters to virtual platforms, which offer unique opportunities to provide trauma-informed care and connect in new ways with those who may be experiencing abuse. Yet, telehealth and virtual visits also present health centers with new challenges related to privacy, safety and digital health equity. More Details...

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