Upcoming events

    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar

      

    When

    Webinar: August 15, 2017 | 12:00-1:30pm PST

     Overview

     Cybercrime is one of the top economic crimes in the world, with cost estimates soon to reach into the trillions. Not only have victim demographics expanded from the large well-known organizations to the small and mid-sized, healthcare providers are now a consistent target. The recent ransomware attacks, and threats of more to come, have raised questions regarding security and available protection mechanisms.

     This webinar will review the critical areas of concern within your environment, provide insight, and offer tools to defend against these attacks. It will also focus on recovery and the importance of preparing for data loss.

    Highlights

    •   Types of Security Attacks

    •   Symptoms of an Attack

    •   Common Methods Used to Infiltrate Networks

    •   Importance of a Security-Minded Network Design

    •   Methods to Control Data Flow to Reduce Risks

    •   Vulnerable Areas and How Those Risks Relate to Your Environment

    •   Malware Protection Mechanisms and Deployment

    •   Monitoring, Alerting and Prevention Methods

    •   Impact of Data Loss and Ways to Mitigate the Risk

    •   Data Restoration Methods and the Importance of a Working

    Data-Protection Policy

    Take-Away ToolKit:

    •   List of trusted online analysis tools

    •   Reference websites

    •   General security assessment checklist

    Who Should Attend?

    This informative session is designed for IT and operations personnel, security and compliance officers and executives. Although this information is technical in nature, all senior management will benefit due to how the topic relates to risk analysis.


    About the Presenter

    Ricky Smith is the President of Innovative Business Technologies, a SOC II compliant Cloud Service Provider and Managed IT Service organization that works primarily with healthcare providers. Prior to IBT, Ricky spent 11 years with the homecare and hospice product group, McKesson Information Solutions. As Director of Technical Services, he became passionate about IT’s ability to facilitate patient care. In addition to 19 years in IT health-care, Ricky spent several years as a systems engineer and telecommunications technician in a high-profile financial and chemical engineering sector. Ongoing research on technology trends, as it relates to healthcare providers, allows him to maintain expertise in data security, compliance, business continuity and risk analysis.

     

    Registration

    Association Member

    $_125__

    Non-Member

    $_175__

     

     

     Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program.  If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

     

    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar

    The Final FY2018 Hospice Rule:

    A Comprehensive Review of Payment and HQRP Updates

    Plus Discussion of Comments
    Webinar August 17, 2017
    8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST – Webinar Recording Available

    This webinar will review and discuss the FY2018 hospice final rule, and provide a comprehensive update of CMS' plans and timelines for the hospice quality reporting program including public reporting and a comprehensive patient assessment instrument (HEART). Comments related to concerns CMS has over the source of clinical information used in certifying the terminal illness and comments related to monitoring activities will be discussed.  Presenter will also provide tips for managing towards the future. 

    Program Goals:

    • Outline payment and aggregate cap changes
    • Outline hospice quality reporting updates
    • Discuss various aspects of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program and anticipated future activities
    • Review CMS’ concerns about the source and timing of clinical information used in certifying patients
    • Review CMS’ comments regarding monitoring activities
    • Share thoughts about the future and tips for managing towards the future

    Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, has over 24 years of experience in the hospice, home health, private duty, and palliative care. She has an extensive background in health care regulation and accreditation standards interpretation; compliance and quality assessment; performance improvement; and opening and expanding sites for both home health and hospice organizations. She has been consulting in these areas since 2009.

    Registration Fee
    Member rate is $130.00
    Non-members $199.00

    Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

    Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. 

    Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.  Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form.  All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program.  If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

    Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Webinar

    Primary Pediatric Palliative Care –

       Teaching and Learning from Bedside to the Community
    Webinar – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    8:30 am to 10:00 am PST – Webinar Recording Available

     The development of pediatric palliative care programs has expanded significantly in the past decade. In the most recent CAPC report of 2015, 38 pediatric hospital-based programs were identified, with more developing each year.  There are even fewer specialty pediatric hospice programs, however, most hospice programs in the United States will care for some pediatric patients.  Many bedside clinicians express fear and lack of confidence in caring for pediatric patients with serious illness, particularly those who may be nearing end of life.  Palliative care referrals are often delayed due to lack of availability of pediatric palliative care specialists. 

     Primary palliative care education and mentoring increases the ability of bedside clinicians in all roles, including registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, social workers, child life specialists, chaplains, and others, to advocate for earlier referrals, provide better access to palliative care for children and families, and decrease moral distress in caring for children, adolescents and young adults with serious illness and their families.  This webinar will discuss a novel model of primary pediatric palliative care education and mentoring for hospital-based and hospice clinicians.

     At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • To define palliative care in the care of the pre-born, infants, children, adolescents and young adults,
    • To discuss differences and similarities between adult and pediatric palliative care,
    • To define primary palliative care across settings from the hospital to the community,
    • To identify and discuss educational and mentoring needs of clinicians across settings in caring for pediatric patients.

      Faculty: Deborah Lafond, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN is the Co-Director of the PANDA Palliative Care Team at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC.  Dr. Lafond received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland in 2012 and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Hawaii in 1991, with over 33 years of experience as a registered nurse and 26 years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner.  Dr. Lafond is a 2015 Sojourns Leadership Program Scholar with the Cambia Health Foundation.  She has been selected a Conway Scholar for 2017, focusing on education and mentoring of community providers, including those in hospice care, in primary pediatric palliative care. Dr. Lafond is a co-facilitator of the HPNA Research SIG.

    Registration Fee
    Member rate is $130.00
    Non-members $199.00

    Indicate if you will be calling into the live webinar or purchasing the audio recording (fee is the same).  The live webinar includes the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  If you desire to purchase both the live webinar and the audio recording, pay the registration fee and an additional $30.

    Continuing Education:  The presenters and program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this webinar.  RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded.  To apply for nursing contact hours, please mail an evaluation form and a $10 processing fee for each individual requesting hours.  Additionally, send in a completed sign-in sheet, listing the individuals at your facility that participated and noting those requesting contact hours. 

    Individuals requesting contact hours will receive a certificate of contact hours earned.  Please make sure that you enter the Contact Person’s name in the Registration Form.  All correspondence and site registration information will be sent to this person.  No commercial support has been provided for this program.

    Please note our cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the program, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs.  All cancellations must be made in writing.  No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within five business days of the program.  If due to unforeseen circumstances we must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

    Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  (OBN-001-91) (OH -157, 4/1/2019).

    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Providence Riverfront Technical Park, 2811 S 102nd St, Ste 220, Seattle, WA 98168
    Save the Date!!! 
    Final Rule Home Health Conditions of Participation

     September 11, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm (registration at 8:30)


     Riverfront Technical Park

    2811 S. 102nd Street Suite 220 | Seattle, WA 98168

    Thank you to Providence for hosting the class. 

     Plan now to join us as J’non Griffin, RN MHA, HCS-D, HCS-H, HCS-C,  president of Home Health Solutions, LLC, and a nationally recognized speaker with over 30 years of home health experience provides a full day session to fine tune your preparation for the new CoP's. 

    Patient Centered care, patient rights and new operational approaches are among the new items coming to CMS’ Home Health Conditions of Participation — and agencies need to comply or they could be cited on surveys. This day long session will provide a comprehensive work session of the new CoPs. It will emphasize how agencies can get operations moving in the direction for the new Conditions, while still maintaining the standards under the current conditions. This workshop will take your high level overview knowledge of the Conditions of Participation and actually put that knowledge into action. Plenty of sample job descriptions, forms, and patient scenarios to understand the regulations will be included.

    The final rule CMS’ focuses on a patient-centered, data driven, outcome-oriented process that promotes high quality of care, while eliminating several unnecessary procedural burdens on HHAs.

     The presenter will discuss the following CMS principles and how to ensure your agency is prepared

    ·        Develop a more continuous, integrated care process across all aspects of home health services, based on a patient-centered assessment, and to ensure patient rights;

    ·        Use a patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach that recognizes the contributions of various skilled professionals and their interactions with each other to meet the patient's needs. Care coordination and care planning will be integral to your success.

    ·        Eliminate the focus on administrative process requirements that lack adequate consensus or evidence that they are predictive of either achieving clinically relevant outcomes for patients or preventing harmful outcomes for patients. Concentrate on job description updates and operational changes that you need to make in your agency.

    •      Implementing QAPI and infection prevention and control practices that meets the Conditions of Participation.

     Coffee and bakery items in the morning and a light lunch will be provided on site.

    We only have room for 50 participants so register early for this important event!

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