The Third Tuesday of Every Month is Tech Tuesday!
Is technology your friend or your nemesis? Find out how you can use health IT to your advantage at Tech Tuesday, a new live webinar series that teaches physicians and office managers how technology will shape patient care and practice operations.
On the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 pm CT, Tech Tuesday webinars will cover everything from the expansion of HIEs and HIPAA security to the hi-tech patient experience and how mobile trends can enhance multiple aspects of your practice.
June 18, 2013 - Meaningful Use: Useful for Your Practice
Are you using your electronic health record (EHR) to its fullest potential? For many physicians across Texas, the answer is “no” — even with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 providing much-needed incentives to adopt and meaningfully use an EHR.
This webinar will show you how, by tracking and measuring data related to quality, care coordination, and patient engagement, your practice potentially can achieve — and prove — better patient health outcomes, and start earning meaningful use’s monetary incentives.
July 16, 2013 - Improving Patient Care With Health Information Exchange
Health information exchanges (HIEs) allow physicians to exchange patient information securely when coordinating care with referring and consulting physicians. Having the right information on the right patient at the right time can enhance physician decision making at the time of care. This occurs when physicians have access to key patient information such as current medications, allergies, lab results, and recent hospitalizations.
This webinar will help physicians and office managers understand how information flows through HIEs, and what steps they should take to join a local HIE.
August 20, 2013 - Complying With HIPAA Security
Do you have — and use — clear procedures in your practice to prevent, detect, contain, and correct security violations? The HIPAA Security Rule requires it. The HIPAA Security Rule aims to protect e-PHI confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The Security Rule offers detailed instructions for implementing particular standards, but some of these are “addressable,” which means each medical practice must decide whether it is a reasonable and appropriate safeguard in that practice’s environment.
Complying With HIPAA Security will help you identify your practice’s security risks; apply techniques and policies needed to comply with HIPAA Security, HITECH, and Texas privacy laws; and explain enforcement of and penalties for privacy breaches at the federal and state levels.
September 17, 2013 - The Mobile Movement: Technology On the Go
Mobile technology has moved well beyond simply making a phone call or sending a text message. There are now full practice mobile solutions for everything from patient registration to HIPAA-secure consultations. This year, for the first time, sales of tablets will outpace the sales of laptop computers, confirming the rapid move toward a more mobile medical industry and a more mobile patient.
This webinar will discuss the exciting trends in mobile technology as they apply to your practice, your patients, and your work flow. It will also highlight how you can increase efficiency – and reduce costs – through the use of mobile communication tools as compared with more traditional methods.
October 15, 2013 - Hi-Tech Patient Engagement
The latest consumer statistics suggest that more than 90 percent of potential patients will research your practice online before making a decision on where they will go for their health care. So what does your online presence say about you? Is your website properly structured and designed? Do you offer online appointment scheduling and digital forms? Are you getting good patient reviews and positive social media talk?
Patient portal adoption is surging, due in part to meaningful use requirements for physicians to engage patients electronically. There are several approaches physicians can take to accomplish this task. Personal health records (PHRs), patient portals, and use of online forms are ways practices can incorporate tools that will further engage patients and increase satisfaction.
So, how do you overcome the daunting task of implementing patient portals, PHRs, and online forms to engage patients? Perhaps an even more difficult question is how do you facilitate patient adoption and use once these measures are in place?
This webinar will cover these issues and more to help you create a patient experience and workflow that will maintain your practice’s viability well into the future.
November 19, 2013 - The Digital Practice: Building a Stronger Online Presence
Creating and managing a top-notch Internet presence and positive reputation is imperative to building your practice and maintaining relationships with current patients. This webinar will help you wade through these considerations so that you can have the resources and opportunities to better serve your patients and expand your community interaction.