Calendar

Apr
14
Sun
38th Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk @ Kapiolani Park Bandstand
Apr 14 all-day

Join us on Sunday, April 14 2019, as we once again come together to raise awareness and fight HIV/AIDS in Hawai’i and the Pacific. The Honolulu AIDS Walk is celebrating its 28th year of raising money. These funds provide direct services to over 700 HIV positive clients in Hawai’i.  Festivities start at 8 am, with the 5k walk commencing at 9 am. We hope to see you there!

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Apr
18
Thu
Conditions of Participation Series 3 of 4: Infection Control & QAPI
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Having an agency-wide quality improvement program has always been important, but now with a Condition on QAPI (Quality Assessment/Performance Improvement), it is mandatory for agencies to comply.  Infection control is a very important and vulnerable area for home health agencies.  The integration in the QAPI program will be addressed.  Compliance often comes down to understanding what needs to be done and how.  Having a great quality program will lessen agency problems, maintain compliance, and lead to success!  Examples of audit tools and quality indicators will be provided.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infection control, prevention, and education
  • Sample five-star policies, processes, and forms
  • QAPI – review of the new CoP
  • How agencies can prepare and develop a QAPI program
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Infection control surveillance
  • Dyspnea audit tool
  • Confusion audit tool

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for home health administrators, clinical directors, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, field staff, office staff, and clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

Could you be Allergic? YWCA Wellness Lunch & Learn @ YWCA Laniakea Elizabeth Fuller Hall
Apr 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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Allergies occur when your body’s natural defense system overreacts to allergens.  Most allergic reactions are mild but can affect your quality of life.

Join Matthew  S. Lau, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Chief, Department of Allergy and Immunology to learn more about:

  • Allergy symptoms
  • Medications that may help with nasal allergies
  • When to see an allergy specialist

$18 admission includes a healthy lunch by Cafe Julia.

Seating is limited.

Apr
24
Wed
Deciphering Dementia: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Queen’s Speaking of Health Lecture @ The Queen's Conference Center
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Should you be worried because you misplaced your keys or bumped into, oh, what’s-his-name again? Is this dementia or simply a senior moment? Learn about dementia with Gina Fujikami, MD, geriatrician at The Queen’s Medical Center.

• What is dementia?
• What are the signs?
• How is it diagnosed?
• What should you do after diagnosis?
• What are the treatment options?
• Tips for reducing your dementia risk

Space is limited. Reservations are required. Register online or call The Queen’s Referral Line at 691-7117.

Parking is available for a $5 flat rate with validation in the Physicians Office Building III, which is recommended since it is the closest to the Queen’s Conference Center. Enter from Lauhala St. You can also park at the Physicians Office Building I and Miller parking garages for the same $5 flat rate with validation.

Can’t make the lecture? Watch the recording online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel: QMCHawaii. Click here to check out our past lectures on stress, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, bone health, weight loss and more.

Apr
25
Thu
Post-Acute Care: Preferred Provider Networks Offering Value-Based Care
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Does your strategic growth plan position your agency as a partner in preferred provider networks?  Does your agency have the knowledge and capabilities to offer “value-based care”?  An aging population, shifting reimbursement models, increases in chronic disease states, and new care delivery models that extend beyond hospitals to post-acute-care providers are demanding the implementation of preferred provider networks.  Simultaneously, value-based care and new payment models incentivize both acute- and post-acute-care providers to focus on greater coordination of care that emphasizes quality, cost effectiveness, and patient experience.  This webinar will explain the benefits and requirements of value-based care providers.  Learn the steps, data requirements, and other considerations to become and remain a preferred provider in a network that offers value-based care.  One- and two-sided risk payment models and how to prepare your agency for participation in alternative payment models will also be addressed.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Define “coordination of care” across provider networks
  • Alternate payment models and their effectiveness on “pain points”
  • Critical data points for cross-functional quality measures necessary for value-based care
  • Hospice/home health quality reporting patient assessment initiatives
  • Data sets, outcome measures, the patient experience, and how to effectively identify partnership opportunities
  • Trends in value-based care and reimbursement, including the leading business line that is adopting and implementing these trends
  • How palliative care supports a value-based care payment system
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Surviving Value-Based Healthcare: Connecting Your Clinical and Financial Data for the Best ROI
  • Whitepaper – Palliative Care at the Intersection of Value-Based Payment
  • Final HHVBP rule from the Federal Register
  • Guide to Health Care Partnerships for Population Health Management and Value-Based Care
  • Weblinks to critical information on value-based care and preferred-provider networks

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is a must-attend for all involved in strategic growth, business development, and agency provider partnerships, including board members, CEOs, CFOs, medical directors, administrators, DOPCS, DONs, business development directors, marketing directors, contract and network managers, business office management, reimbursement specialists, clinical directors, IT staff, transitional care coordinators, liaisons, and all marketing staff.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners

Understanding Trusts, Wills, Power of Attorney & Medical Decision Making @ St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Flyer

Cost: $10 – Must Register
Live Every Moment
To register call: (808) 547-8138 or email mwong@stfrancishawaii.org

Explore important subjects that we often put off – Power of Attorneys,
Advance Health Care Directives, Wills and Trusts.

Speaker: Kristin Lambert-Bryant, A Honolulu estate planning attorney and lecturer on elder law at the University of Hawaii Elder Law program.

May
2
Thu
Conditions of Participation Series 4 of 4: Emergency Preparedness, Compliance & Clinical Records
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Emergency preparedness, compliance, and clinical records are three critical components of the new Home Health Conditions.  This easy-to-follow presentation will set your agency up for success!

  • Emergency preparedness (EP) ensures your agency, staff, and patients remain prepared and safe during emergencies and disasters. The presenter will provide a real understanding of what needs to be done and documented to comply.
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations is required. Recent revisions primarily affect labs and CLIA waivers, which will be reviewed.
  • The clinical records Condition includes very important timeframes and other compliance issues, such as timing documents in clinical records.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Review all CoP items
  • Step-by-step compliance
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local laws/regulations regarding patient health and safety
  • Review of CoP revisions
  • Lab/CLIA revisions
  • Clinical records
  • Review prescriptive changes
  • Upon request, patients must be given their charts within a specific timeframe
  • Timed documents in clinical records
  • Other revisions
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Patient emergency plan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for home health administrators, clinical directors, clinical managers, QAPI coordinators, field staff, office staff, and clinicians.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Sharon Litwin, RN, MHA
5 Star Consultants, LLC

May
9
Thu
HIPAA Compliance for Email & Text Messaging: Communicating with Patients, Providers & Peers
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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HIPAA allows hospices and home care practices to communicate with patients, providers, and peers via email and text messaging – if formal guidelines and procedures governing use, privacy, security, and notification are followed.  Noncompliance with HIPAA email and text rules can result in costly fines, failed communications, and compromised electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Are your hospice or home care communications with patients and other internal and external parties HIPAA compliant?  Do you understand and follow related laws, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)?  Have you implemented annual audits, policies and procedures, training programs, and technology tools to ensure electronic messages reflect HIPAA’s use, privacy, and security rules?  Do you require business associates and their subcontractors to adhere to a written HIPAA-specific Business Associate Agreement (BAA)?  Join us for a comprehensive review of email and texting risks, rules, records, and regulations, and gain timely information and proven best practices to shape and support your strategic HIPAA policy and compliance management program.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • What are the HIPAA guidelines governing email and text messaging?
  • How does HIPAA’s privacy rule impact emails and texts?
  • Strategies for security rule compliance when communicating via email or text
  • Recognizing and managing patients’ privacy rights under HIPAA
  • Responding to patient email and electronic requests for PHI
  • TCPA and its HIPAA-related exemptions for healthcare providers
  • How mobile devices maximize ePHI risks and HIPAA security breaches
  • Implementing strategic, best-practices-based policies and BAAs governing email and texting
  • Supporting HIPAA compliance with employee training
  • Employing best-in-class technology solutions to safeguard electronic messages and records
  • Real-life disaster stories – costly consequences of email, ePHI, and HIPAA mismanagement
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Checklist: Seven Steps for HIPAA Compliance
  • Sample mobile device policy with HIPAA guidelines

DON’T MISS THIS RELATED WEBINAR!
“HIPAA Review – Risks, Strategies, Trends & Data Privacy Breaches”
Thursday January 10, 2019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is a must for compliance officers, lawyers, records managers, IT staff, HR personnel, privacy officers, directors, administrators, anyone who uses email and text messaging, and those responsible for HIPAA policy and compliance.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Nancy Flynn, Founder & Executive Director
The ePolicy Institute™ & Business Writing Institute™

May
14
Tue
How Can We Prepare Our Workforce for Future Care Needs of Those with Serious Illnesses?
May 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Gotowebinar

No registration is required.

Presenters:

Joanne Spetz, PhD
Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Research
Director, UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

Karen Donelan, ScD
Senior Scientist, Health Policy Research Center, The Mongan Institute
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Michelle Washko, PhD
Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
US Health Resources and Services Administration

In May, 2018, 40 leaders and scholars from universities, delivery organizations, professional associations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private insurance companies were convened to identify and prioritize recommendations to ensure an adequate workforce to support the care of people with serious illnesses in the community. Summit attendees proposed 16 overarching recommendations, spanning the workforce from home care aides through geriatricians. This webinar will outline the recommendations and place them in the context of recent research on how health care organizations are meeting serious illness care needs and federal policy initiatives.

May
16
Thu
Agency Success & Leadership Excellence Series 1 of 3: Motivating People for Success
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Organizations of all types have experienced unprecedented change due to regulatory, healthcare industry, and reimbursement challenges.  Change often leads to diminished employee performance and lower employee motivation.  Studies show that the greater the healthcare-employee satisfaction, the greater the patient outcome.  Strong, focused leadership drives employee engagement, motivation, and satisfaction.  This program will teach leaders different approaches to motivating employees, leading to enhanced staff engagement, satisfaction, and performance.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Key forces diminishing motivation and performance in the face of change
  • Goal alignment, accountability, and commitment – lead toward a culture of motivation and peak performance
  • What does and does not motivate employees
  • Coaching methods that range from motivation to holding tough talks
  • Apply learning to fit current situations in managing your team
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • The Prince Health LLC Performance Accountability and Motivation checklist
  • Personal development plan of action

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This webinar is designed for all levels of home healthcare and hospice executives and managers, including senior leaders, clinical managers, and human resources experts.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Larry Prince, Ed.M.
Prince Health, LLC