Healthcare IT Today Virtual Meetups & Webinars

We are so excited to be able to share our upcoming meetups and webinars with you. Join us as we cover the hottest topics in healthcare IT with some of the industry’s top experts.

Participate live in our upcoming digital events or watch any of the previously recorded one that span a range of topics including AI/Machine Learning, Virtual Care, Multi-Cloud Solutions, Medical Devices, Prior Authorization, Healthy Data, and a National Patient Identifier.

We look forward to connecting with you virtually at these events.  If you have any questions you’d like to ask upcoming panelists, please let us know in the comments or on social media with the account @hcittoday.  We’ll do everything we can to incorporate your questions into the meetup.

Upcoming Meetups & Webinars

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Previously Recorded Meetups & Webinars

The Forgotten Patients – How Care Transitions Became the Black Hole Of Healthcare and What We Can Do About It
Held on: Thursday, October 29th – 1:00PM – 2:00PM hosted by Ensocare
There is an aspect of healthcare that is in dire need of our attention. It has been overlooked, underfunded and understaffed for far too long. It is an afterthought and it shouldn’t be. In fact, solving it will not only reduce length of stay and readmissions, it will also result in cost savings and happier staff.

The process of transitioning a patient from acute care to long-term and post-acute care is fraught with problems. For most organizations, it is only through the hard work and dedication of case managers that more errors do not occur. It doesn’t have to be this way and it doesn’t take a lot to make this process better. Join this educational webinar and hear from experts who are working to solve this transition challenge. You’ll learn:

– Why it makes financial sense to address the challenge of care transition
– What you can do to start solving the problem tomorrow
– The surprising ways technology + workflow can make transitions easier
– Tips on how to get all internal and 3rd party stakeholders working together

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Achieving Fluid Telehealth: How to Create a Virtual Care Infrastructure that Supports Patients and Providers
Held on: Tuesday, October 13th – 11:00AM – 11:45 AM hosted by DXC Technology, Cisco and RedHat
Everyone is working on the shift to virtual care and ensuring their healthcare organization has the infrastructure needed to be successful in this new and shifting environment. Join us as we discuss the various virtual care gaps we see and how a healthcare organization can fill those gaps so it works for patients and their organization. We’ll dive into topics such as: Infrastructure, Privacy and Security, Connectivity, Data Access and Interoperability.

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How are Healthcare Institutions Being Attacked and What Can You Do About It?
Held on: Tuesday, September 22nd – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Proofpoint
Cybercriminals are now focusing their efforts on attacking people. They use social engineering to deeply understand their targets and launch attacks with the same level of impact that they used against a hospital’s IT infrastructure. Hear from security experts on which specific job functions cybercriminals attack the most, and what can be done about it.

Hear health IT leaders as they lead an open discussion on which factors put your users at risk and practical strategies to thwart would-be attackers.

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Ditch SMS reminders for an Epic-integrated Chatbot: How a Health System Improved Patient Experience Without Burdening Staff
Held on: Tuesday, September 15th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Asparia
Right now, it is vitally important to provide the ease, convenience and safety that patients plus staff are looking for. For health and financial reasons, healthcare organizations need to do whatever they can to bring patients back. Thankfully there is a way do that while delighting patients and not burdening staff – an Epic integrated chatbot. If you can text, you can chatbot.

Tia Fagan leads digital patient engagement at AdvantageCare Physicians in New York (ACPNY). To engage their half a million+ patient community Fagan knew she needed more than SMS text reminders. After searching through the Epic App Orchard she found an integrated solution that had the features her staff and patients wanted.

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Cybersecurity’s Impact on Patient Safety and Trust
Held on: Tuesday, August 25th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Proofpoint
The damage a cybersecurity incident can have on an organization’s reputation and finances is well known. What doesn’t get talked about is the impact cybersecurity can have on both patient safety and trust. As cybersecurity attacks have become more sophisticated, they are creating a slew of new patient safety issues. Plus, each incident undermines patient’s trust in their health institution.

Learn how patient safety and trust are impacted by security incidents and how you can properly address these cybersecurity risks in your organization.

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Unlocking Healthcare’s “Digital Front Door” with Integrated Virtual Care
Held on: Thursday, July 16th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Dell Technologies
Virtual care provides the ability to deliver in-person care experiences remotely, while reserving in-person visits for more urgent healthcare episodes. Healthcare organizations need to rethink the operational guidelines required to support this hybrid virtual/in-person world – from defining the supported disease states to determining the relevant rules of engagement.

This new paradigm will require improved digital dexterity with cross-functional teams designing protocols that integrate with the existing clinical workflows, rather than replacing or interrupting them. Coordination across solutions such as call centers, scheduling functions, patient engagement and monitoring capabilities is key to the integrated delivery of virtual care. This becomes the new “digital front door for patient care.”

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Securing Medical Devices and IoT
Held on: Thursday, June 25th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Fortinet
One of the most challenging areas of healthcare security is securing your medical devices and the growing set of IoT devices.

In this virtual meetup, we discussed:
– The challenges associated with effectively securing IoT environments and medical devices
– The strategies and practical steps you can take to properly secure them

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How You Can Leverage Data-first, Patient-Centric Multi-Cloud Solutions to Make Your Healthcare Organization More Responsive
Held on: Thursday, June 18th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Dell Technologies
In the complex world of patient care delivery, “cloud” can mean anything from public cloud to private cloud on-premise and everything in-between. Different workloads call for different solutions. As a result, most organizations operate in multiple clouds – experiencing amplified complexity and risks due to the resultant disparate tools and security postures.

In today’s environment, healthcare providers need agility for changing business and clinical requirements and tools to map when and where their data and applications should reside on the cloud to provide a consistent experience for end users. See what considerations should go into designing a hybrid multi-cloud strategy to support a data-first, patient-centric health IT ecosystem.

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How Healthcare Organizations are Integrating Virtual Chronic Care Solutions to Adjust to the Next Normal
Held on: Thursday, May 28th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by Dell Technologies
The virtual care conversation has shifted from a nice-to-have to a more urgent requirement. Delivering patient care using virtual tools has become a reality for many healthcare providers overnight. Plus, it’s here to stay. To meet the next normal, healthcare organizations need to quickly adjust to shifting government reimbursements, limited facility capacity, and changing patient expectations – in both the acute and chronic care settings.

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Healthcare IoT Data at the Point of Care
Held on: Thursday, April 9th – 12:00 – 12:45 PM hosted by Dell Technologies
IoT is here to stay. Smaller devices and more intelligent sensors, combined with the advent of 5G, are ushering in a new era of patient-generated data. Intelligence at the edge also opens the door to distributed Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics. When building out your Edge and IoT ecosystem – both at the hospital and at the patient’s home – how should cybersecurity tools be incorporated to avoid unauthorized access? With new access points being introduced, how can security blueprints be designed proactively– rather than being an afterthought?

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Let’s Talk About a National Patient Identifier
Held on: Wednesday, March 11th – 1:00 – 1:45 PM hosted by NextGate

Poor patient matching and identification have been an incessant, vexing issue for healthcare constituents. Despite years of deliberation, no national strategy has emerged to accurately and consistently match individuals to their health data. Watch the recording as experts explore the complexities of universal patient identifiers, the pros and cons, the technological and regulatory requirements, barriers to adoption, and how a mandated identifier works (and doesn’t) in other countries. Along with learning the value and challenges of a national patient identifier, we’ll also discuss what can be done today to improve patient matching and identification.

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Augmenting Clinician Insights with Machine Learning
Held on: Tuesday, March 10th – 2:00 – 2:45 PM hosted by Dell Technologies

With the exponential increase in the amount of data and physician workloads, modern healthcare organizations are looking to adopt AI/ ML tools to help augment clinical workflows. In fact, today’s increases in processing power and improvements in network and storage speeds means the timing to make AI a reality is today. Of course, this increase in technology cannot replace the human connection in patient care decision making. How should healthcare organizations be thinking about making the AI-powered care experience more collaborative with improved two-way communication between providers and patients?

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Easing the Pain of Prior Authorization: Operational Advice for Healthcare Providers
Held on: Tuesday, March 10th – 2:15 – 3:00 PM hosted by J2 Global
With prior authorization remaining one of the great healthcare information technology policy challenges facing our industry, the process of obtaining prior approval for services creates a significant burden for providers and often leads to unnecessary delays in care at the expense of the patient’s health. Hear from a panel of health IT experts as they explore operating rules, methodologies and technology solutions that can be employed to eliminate points of pain for both patients and providers. In this discussion, they’ll also examine ways to increase automation and workflow integration to meet prior authorization requirements through FHIR-based APIs, EHRs, Communication Tools and Cloud Solutions.

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How Can Healthy Data Fix Healthcare?
Held on: Tuesday, March 10th – 4:00 – 4:45 PM hosted by InterSystems

There are a lot of pressures holding healthcare back from achieving higher quality of care and lower costs. One of them is the challenge of sharing healthcare data. Whether that’s data between organizations, or patients sharing wearable and other home health data with their doctors, sharing data is a challenge with major consequences, especially when the data isn’t clean. Join us for this meetup where we’ll talk about how a clean, healthy data pipeline is critical to solving today’s healthcare challenges and what the world of healthcare unbounded would look like. Is it possible to share data? What are the benefits? How do you overcome the challenges? How can we enable third party vendors?

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