Events

    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BlueJeans Webinar
    • 127
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    Does US Healthcare Need GDPR?
    General Data Protection Regulation is coming May 25th to Europe.

    This Meeting is a Webinar Only!
    Connection info sent upon registering. 
    Note time: 11:00 AM


    Today, Facebook faces intense Federal and State scrutiny for their failure to prevent the theft and misuse of Facebook data in the 2016 election. One-in-every-two Americans was affected by the Equifax credit data breach. Healthcare in the United States has been victimized by massive data breaches affecting millions of people.

    Some greater form of mandated data protection in the US seems more and more likely, especially in healthcare where patient privacy remains a very sensitive issue.

    On May 25, a European privacy law that restricts how personal data is collected and handled will go into effect. The rule, called General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, focuses on ensuring that users know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them. Under GDPR, clicking "Agree" to pages of fine print won’t suffice. Neither will forcing users to click yes in order to sign up.

    Instead, companies must be clear and concise about their collection and use of personal data. Additionally, consumers will gain the right to access data companies store about them, the right to correct inaccurate information, and the right to limit the use of decisions made by algorithms, among others.

    Please join Locke Lord for a presentation that addresses the following questions:

    1. Introduction to GDPR: What is GDPR, and why should I care?
    2. Under what circumstances might I be subject to GDPR?
    3. If I’m subject to GDPR, what do I have to do? 
    4. If I’m not subject to GDPR, but I process EU-sourced data, what do I have to do? 
    5. Additional insights regarding industry impact 
    6. Q&A

    Presenter Details:

    • Andrew Shindler is a Partner in the London office of Locke Lord LLP. Andrew is a key member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property, International Licensing & Technology and Cards & Payments groups.
    • Thomas Smedinghoff focuses his practice on the new legal issues relating to the developing field of information law and electronic business activities. Tom is internationally recognized for his leadership in addressing emerging legal issues regarding electronic transactions, identity management, privacy, information security, and online authentication issues from both a transactional and public policy perspective. 
    • David S. Szabo is Co-Chair of the Health Care practice, a Partner in the Corporate and Transactional Department, and a member of the Privacy group. He represents hospitals, integrated delivery systems, physician organizations, home care companies, and other healthcare service providers. He also represents healthcare information technology companies and health plans, and is Chairman of the Board of the Consortium.


    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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    Why Data Governance Is a Hot Topic for Healthcare Organizations

     

    Here’s a sad story. Healthcare organizations are woefully late to the data governance party. While companies in many industries have long been clear on the fundamental (and critical) goals of a data governance program, healthcare organizations are just starting to see the light. How can you enable better decision-making, reduce operational friction, protect the needs of data stakeholders, train management and staff to adopt common approaches to data issues, build standard, repeatable processes, reduce costs and increase effectiveness through coordination of efforts and ensure transparency of processes? Is all of that even possible? It is. With the proper data governance program.

    Data governance is about building an organizational capability to get value from enterprise data.

    The key to a successful launch is finding the right problems to solve - ones that:

    • Provide significant value
    • Are achievable in 3 – 6 months
    • Build a sustainable capability (rather than a one-time cleanup)

    During this seminar, Point B leaders Susan Kanvik and Greg Gardner will walk you through the why: Why should data governance be a top priority for you organization in 2018?

    Then they’ll help you work on the how: How to develop a pragmatic approach and implementation strategy based on their experience working with hundreds of regional and national healthcare organizations.

    This will be an interactive conversation, so your questions and insights are welcome. 

    Speakers 

    • Susan Kanvik MPH National Healthcare Director
    • Greg Gardner Principal and New England Practice Lead
      • 08 May 2018
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • Online only (Webinar) 10:00 AM
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      “One-In, Two-Out”

      Will the Trump Administration Reduce HIPAA’s Administrative Burden?


      WEBINAR

      Healthcare entities are concerned about protecting patient privacy and securing health information but are HIPAA’s compliance requirements too much for providers? The 21st Century Cures Act and President Trump’s “one- in / two- out” push on regulations has prompted the Office for Civil Rights interest in understanding, from practitioners, what parts of HIPAA Privacy or Security Rules are creating the most administrative burden. Would you say it is the Accounting of Disclosures requirement, Notice of Privacy Practices, Patient right to request restrictions, or something completely different?

      Join us to hear from an industry expert on where organizations are falling short and interact with the consortium regarding how the HIPAA administrative burden could be reduced.

      Key Objectives

      • Baseline HIPAA Requirements
      • Review top breaches of 2017
      • Discuss how the administrative burden of HIPAA might be reduced

      Katherine Downing is AHIMA’s Vice President Information Governance, Informatics and Standards. She has over 20 years of healthcare experience as a consultant, Director, Privacy Officer, Project Manager, and IT System Analyst. As a Director of Patient Health Information Protection at a hospital systems’ corporate office she led the creation of the Privacy Program for over 300 hospitals, surgery centers, and physician practices including training over 1000 privacy officers. She has expertise in Electronic Health Records and has worked with numerous sites during implementations and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

      Ms. Downing is an established speaker on diverse healthcare topics and an active author on information governance, security, privacy and legal health records. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Cincinnati.

      • 15 May 2018
      • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Webinar
      • 60
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      Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


      During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

      Please join us online for another informative session.

      BlueJeans webinar info is sent when you register.

      For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

      bkelley@mahealthdata.org

      • 23 May 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      • mhdc offices & online (BlueJeans)
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      Addressing Challenges in Continuity of Care 
      A Case Study in Behavioral Health


      Healthcare is broken in large part due to fragmented care coordination, inefficient communication and poor patient adherence. Much as reducing readmissions and unnecessary ED visits are priorities for hospitals, reducing the relapse rate is critically important to addiction treatment centers. In this session, Neil Gaer, CEO of Washburn House, a 52-bed inpatient addiction treatment and 48-bed sober living center in Worcester, will describe how Washburn leverages technology to improve continuity of care — and ultimately outcomes.

      With the Medssenger platform, Washburn House structures treatment, engages patients and smooths each transition as patients incrementally reintegrate. Their patients, members of the digital generation, use the Medssenger app to drive therapy and plan for post-discharge — all of which forms a portfolio made available to the downstream provider(s). Washburn follows up post-discharge with surveys and a daily check-in that monitors patients, increases treatment continuity and offers a lifeline back to Washburn should the patient need more help.

      Join the webinar to learn more about the successes won and the lessons learned in applying technology to ensure no critical opportunity for improving a patient’s health falls through the cracks.

      Presenter Details:

      • Neil Gaer, CEO of Washburn House
        • 17 Jul 2018
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Webinar

        Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


        During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

        Please join us online for another informative session.

        For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

        bkelley@mahealthdata.org

        • 18 Sep 2018
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Webinar

        Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


        During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

        Please join us online for another informative session.

        For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

        bkelley@mahealthdata.org

        • 20 Nov 2018
        • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
        • Webinar

        Spotlight User Group - Webinar Series


        During 2018, the Consortium will continue to host a series of user group webinars focusing on relevant & important use cases, questions, and your input & recommendations for  improvements to the Spotlight solution. 

        Please join us online for another informative session.

        For additional information please contact Brian Kelley

        bkelley@mahealthdata.org

        • 28 Nov 2018
        • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
        • Massachusetts Medical Society


        Save the Date

        Our 40th Anniversary Conference

        Wednesday, November 28, 2018

        Details to Follow


      Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
      460 Totten Pond Road | Suite 690
      Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
      781.419.7800
      www.mahealthdata.org

      For more information,
      please contact Arleen Coletti
      by email or at 781.419.7818

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