Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 3:00 p.m. EDT, 2:00 p.m. CDT

Leveraging Managed Storage & Cloud-Based Replication: 3 Keys to Success

From electronic records and emails to medical images and diagnostic test results, data storage needs are growing exponentially for healthcare organizations of all sizes.  According to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, picture archiving and communication system (PACS) storage alone is growing at an annual rate of 20 percent in the U.S.  Is your organization’s IT infrastructure capable of keeping up?

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

The Patient Experience: Utilizing Data to Improve Care, Increase Efficiencies, and Provide Value

While health care providers are challenged with providing quality care while controlling expenses, there are tactics available to effectively reach and engage patients. These tactics are not as straight forward though as you might think. Focusing your approach around big data analytics and the theory that one size does not fit all is a good place to start.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

Leveraging Social Strategies to Help Put the “Patient’’ in Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement is every Provider’s new “highest priority,” but to date, much of the focus has been on driving patients to portals as a means to engage.  Innovative providers are moving the focus to other arenas including social channels in order to engage people where they are spending their time.     

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

Charting New Terrain: A Roadmap for mHealth Privacy & Security

mHealth is both innovative and disruptive, and is coming like a fast moving avalanche that grows as it moves forward.  mHealth is no longer just about mobile devices or the challenges around corporately provided versus personal devices, but now includes the exponentially growing number of wearable technologies and now even some are suggesting ingestibles.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

What Population Health Vendors Don’t Want You to Know: Lessons from Deaconess Health and Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Are you planning to purchase a population health technology solution?  You are not alone. A recent HCIT purchasing trends research report found that 50% of health systems are doing the same.

With this surge of demand, every population health vendor is claiming their solution will lower costs and improve the quality of care. So, what are the critical features you need in a technology solution? What best practices can you leverage as your narrow down your vendor choices?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT

Streamlining Healthcare Processes with E-Signatures

Healthcare providers of all sizes depend significantly on documents that require signatures. Admission papers, patient agreements, consent forms, clinical reports, prescription orders and other documents are common in almost every role and function in the healthcare industry. Hunting down paperwork and chasing signatures, however, isn’t something that healthcare professionals have to be tasked with as this can distract from the main focus of these workers: providing the best in customer care.

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

Managing Data Storage: A CIO's Perspectives and Outlook

90% of the world’s data has been generated in the last 2 years. With this explosion of data in healthcare, (imaging, sensors, big data, social, etc.) data storage needs to continue to grow. As we move towards a digital world, the requirements will be to produce more information digitally, and the challenge will be where to store the data.   

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT

"The Digital Doctor": A Conversation on How to Get It Right

Join renowned physician-author Robert Wachter as he discusses the unforeseen consequences of the rapid implementation of technology--including how technology has transformed the work, the people who do it, and their relationships with each other and with patients.    

Drawing from personal experiences and case examples from nearly 100 interviews, Dr. Wachter will discuss some of the major themes in his book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age (April 2015).

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

Healthcare Analytics and Care Transformation: An Organizational Imperative

Analytics is becoming critical to healthcare. The wealth of digital data available to healthcare providers is expanding exponentially. And while data in an electronic medical record is of enormous value to individual patients and physicians, its potential value to the healthcare system is even greater.

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

Winning the War on Complexity in Healthcare Cybersecurity

Scientists and philosophers have long argued that many natural systems, and perhaps even the universe as a whole, possess an inherent tendency for complexity to increase with time. This complexity has taken its toll on the security posture of healthcare organizations: by 2014, the number of people impacted by breaches had increased 600 percent, and the cost of a breach averaged $5.4 million.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12:00 p.m. ET, 9:00 a.m. PT

Protecting Patient Information: Grow Fast, Stay Agile, Be Safe

Recent security breaches show that hackers are becoming more sophisticated and they are learning to attack where companies are not looking.  Getting unencrypted financial records from healthcare organizations, and attacking banks with a series of smaller transactions that add up to a billion dollars, are just two recent examples of the dangers that are out there.  This is particularly challenging in healthcare where the most personal of customer data must be kept safe.

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 11:00 a.m. EST, 10:00 a.m. CST

Physician Strategies in Patient Engagement

One of the hottest topics in policymaking today, patient engagement will have a significant impact on provider outcomes and reimbursement.  Clinicians voice frustration with lack of protocol adherence and following advice.  Patients complain of access barriers and a lack of understanding as well as one-sided decision-making that fails to consider their needs and circumstances.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

Meeting the Needs of Deaf Patients: The Provider's Responsibility and How Technology Can Help

With the roll out of The American Disabilities Act of 1990, no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the “office of a healthcare professional.” A healthcare professional must provide a qualified interpreter if an interpreter is necessary to ensure effective communication between the Deaf and the healthcare professional, and the Deaf patient has requested an interpreter. There are only a few exceptions to the rule.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

Clinical Innovation Committees: Helping to Implement and Optimize Clinical Information Systems

Health care organizations, large and small, are increasingly recognizing the important role of the Clinical Informatics team and the use of information to improve health and healthcare. The Clinical Informatics team serves as the bridge between clinical end users and technology experts, providing the expertise to manage these strategic innovations.  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 4:00 p.m. EST, 3:00 p.m. CST

Population Health Management: A Path From Volume to Value

Healthcare is evolving from a volume- to a value-based system with the goal to achieve better health outcomes, improve care quality and reduce costs. Ambulatory organizations need innovative solutions to help them transition to the new Fee-For-Value models such as shared savings, ACOs, bundled and capitated payment models that reward outcomes.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

New Mandates, New Solutions: The Evolving Roles of the CMIO and Clinical Informatics Team

Health and healthcare are transitioning to the digital space and the stage is set for fundamental and unprecedented transformation.  With such a technological and cultural shift comes an evolution of the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Medical Informatics Officers (CMIO) and Clinical Informatics team.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 3:00 p.m. EST, 2:00 p.m. CST

Telehealth and Population Health: Reducing Costs and Improving Outcomes

Healthcare is going through major transformations, and providers, entities, and payers who are making these changes happen are being asked to find new ways to make these transitions easier. Children’s Hospital Colorado has engaged in a range of strategies involving telehealth, ehealth, and other related methods that focus on the triple aim: reducing costs, increasing access, and improving outcomes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

Image-Enabling Your EHR: Advancing Clinician Workflow in the New Healthcare Environment

One of the main struggles in today’s healthcare environment is image–enabling the EHR. Providing access to all of a patient’s medical images on a wide range of personal computers and mobile devices is essential to providing the highest possible level of care.

Join this webinar and hear how access to all medical images can improve clinician workflow in the new healthcare environment. Learn several technology solutions and associated workflows that will image-enable the EHR.  Finally, learn about strategies for deploying these cutting edge technologies.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

ICD-10 Transition: A Year to Go

The ICD-10 transition affects numerous areas throughout the healthcare delivery system.  Many organizations have ICD-10 transition programs in place, while others struggle to find the right approach.

This presentation will provide an overview of what one leading provider found to be an effective approach to meeting the ICD-10 challenge.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

Rolling Out an EMR? Is Your Network Ready and is it Secure Enough for Compliance?

More providers than ever before are able to capture and exchange patient data electronically through the broader implementation of EMRs. A large concern when implementing an EMR is staying compliant with HIPAA regulations. 

This webinar will address strategies for securing patient data and remaining compliant when rolling out an EMR at your organization.

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