Community Calendar

Apr
25
Wed
An Insider’s Guide to the ED: What You Should Know @ The Queen's Conference Center
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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Get an insider’s look into emergency care with Queen’s ED physicians: Drs. Rick Bruno, Daniel Cheng, Ajeet Dube and Howie Klemmer. Learn about the history and future of health care, national health care delivery costs and Hawaii’s Emergency Report Card. They will also cover:

  • What should you know before entering a hospital’s Emergency Department?
  • What should you bring?
  • What determines how quickly a patient is seen?
  • What are the top reasons for an ED visit?
  • Who are the “super-users” and what’s being done to help them?

Expand your knowledge with four doctors and one informative hour and a half.

Rick Bruno, MD:  Queen’s Vice President, Patient Care
Daniel Cheng, MD:  Assistant Chief in Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Emergency Dept at Queen’s – Punchbowl; Medical Director of the Queen’s Care Coalition
Ajeet Dube, MD:  Assistant Chief  in Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Emergency Dept at Queen’s – West O`ahu
Howie Klemmer, MD:  Queen’s Chief of Emergency Medicine

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?  You can watch the recording of this lecture online about 2 weeks after the event on Queen’s YouTube channel: QMCHawaii. Since 2016, we’ve posted all of the Queen’s Speaking of Health lectures online. Previous topics have included dealing with stress, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, bone health, weight loss, building resilience and more. Click here to check them out and see what you’ve missed.

Apr
26
Thu
Key Strategies for a Successful Emergency Department Patient Transition Program
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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As US healthcare moves rapidly from a volume-based system to a performance-based system, it is imperative to implement a care management model that incorporates the full continuum of care – not just for success, but for survival.  Emergency departments (EDs) play a vital part in this.  EDs are increasingly under scrutiny regarding efficiency and timeliness of care as hospitals analyze patient flow and department processes.

Emergency department transition programs help ER physicians, staff, and hospital administrators recognize the value of partnering with a strong provider to improve patient outcomes and reduce capacity issues, length of stays, and readmissions.  This webinar will address ED challenges and ways providers can mitigate those issues.  Join us to learn best practices and key strategies to position your organization as the provider of choice when partnering with emergency departments.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Metrics and definitions of emergency departments
  • Data impacting emergency departments and hospital savings
  • Emergency department best practices to address staffing needs
  • How providers can position themselves as a strong partner
  • Step-by-step outline of a patient transition program
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Clinical transition staff role and responsibilities outline
  • Reference links and useful websites

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited for administrators, business development leaders, sales team staff, strategic planning personnel, and anyone interested in learning more about emergency department challenges and performance metrics.

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

From Biology to Behavior: A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion Surrounding Sugar… @ Milken Institute School of Public Health
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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The Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the George Washington University (GW) Milken Institute School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, the GW Food Institute, and the GW Institute for Corporate Responsibility, is hosting a cross-disciplinary seminar series on the topic of sugar and sweeteners. The seminar series will take place on three dates throughout the Spring 2018 semester: February 22nd, March 22nd, and April 26th.

The series will engage stakeholders across disciplines and will focus on unanswered questions and potential unintended consequences relevant to lowering added sugar intake on a population level. The seminar series is set up to bring together opposing perspectives in presenting key controversies and spurring debate amongst experts in the field. All seminars will be open to the public and registration is free.

Hawaii Pacific Health for a free Advance Care Planning Workshop @ Ewa Conference Room
Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring your family and friends to learn about what is advance care planning. You can complete an advance directive, learn about the important role of a health care power of attorney and know the difference between an Advance Directive and Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).

Facilitated by HPH’s Advance Care Planning team.
Validated Parking at Pali Momi
Sponsored by: Pali Momi Medical Center

Register online HawaiiPacificHealth.org/ACP-Registration or call 808-643-HOPE for more information. Seating is limited. Parking is validated.

Visit KokuaMau.org to obtain a copy of the Hawai’i Advance Health Care Directive prior to attending the workshop.

A notary will be available for those who want to complete their advance directive with a valid picture ID. There is no cost for notary services.

Apr
27
Fri
HIPAA Compliance Made Easy for Hawaii Healthcare Professionals @ The Pacific Club
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

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This course is a part of Hawaii Tech Support’s “Security for Health Professionals” Brunch & Learn series, designed exclusively for healthcare front and back office staff, as well as compliance and risk management personnel. Join us for breakfast at The Pacific Club, and enjoy your food while we present.

The purpose of this presentation is to increase participants’ understanding of organizational requirements and measures to meet the cyber and information security goals of HIPAA, including HITECH, Omnibus, and the Final Rules. The course helps participants understand how a corporate culture can be encouraged at all levels of the organization to help ensure compliance and protect from breaches and the repercussions associated with the spillage of protected information. The goals of this presentation are:

  • To define HIPAA as it relates to cyber and information security, including administrative, physical, and technical safeguards.
  • To review current US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) guidance, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforcement, and common practices for meeting requirements.
  • To introduce participants to management tools offered by The Compliancy Group, a Hawaii Tech Support partner. Management tools are used for verifying and managing policies, procedures, and documentation required for HIPAA compliance.
  • To provide information on freely available checklists, tools, and programs that will help any covered entity (CE) in the management of their organization’s HIPAA compliance programs.

This 90-minute course provides healthcare professionals already familiar with HIPAA a deeper understanding of the threats and mitigation strategies available to CEs. Examples of real-world breaches and penalties will be covered. Also covered will be the root causes, how regulators connected the penalties to the rules, and what organizations can do to avoid a similar fate. The course also highlights useful resources and sources of data for indicators. As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to provide more effective outreach to their organizations on issues of compliance.

The presenter, Timothy Ames, serves with Hawaii Tech Support as a security consultant and architect of its compliance and cybersecurity programs. His many industry certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Cisco Certified Networking and Security Professional (CCNP/CCSP), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). He is well versed in governance and compliance, to include DISA STIG, FFIEC, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and SP 800-171 (DFARS).

May
2
Wed
National Health Outreach Conference
May 2 – May 4 all-day

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Engaging in a culture of health: Making waves in the land of 10,000 lakes

The 2018 National Health Outreach Conference planning team invites you to join us in Bloomington, Minnesota, on May 2-4, 2018 for “Engaging in a culture of health: Making waves in the land of 10,000 lakes.”

The conference will begin at noon on May 2 with lunch and guest speaker, followed by afternoon sessions.

The 2018 National Health Outreach Conference will bring together stakeholders and partners from across the nation and Extension to explore transformative approaches for improving community health.

The goals of this conference include:

  • Fostering a culture of health through community-based strategies.
  • Encouraging health equity.
  • Creating improvement in health through disruptive change and innovation.
  • Promoting co-creation with communities to ensure relevance and reduce barriers to positive change.

What can attendees gain from this conference? Here are just a few possible takeaways:

  • The challenge of learning innovative practices around health in an environment that values diversity, inclusion, and health equity.
  • A chance to look at health holistically, beyond just physical health.
  • The opportunity to develop new partnerships while engaging in a highly interactive conference.
May
3
Thu
Top Hospice Claims Risk Areas
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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With CMS’ implementation of Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE), the risk for payment of hospice claims increased significantly.  This webinar briefly reviews the TPE model and delves into stated and potential hospice target areas, how they impact operations, and preparation and response plans.  Regardless of the probe, there are elements that must be in every medical record to support the hospice claim.  This session will review these areas and share trouble spots and solutions for these documents and those pertaining to the current and potential probes. It will also address documentation essentials for long lengths of stay and general inpatient care, proper use of Q-codes, certifications of terminal illness, and election statements.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • TPE model basics and the potential impact on a hospice
  • How to know if your hospice is part of Targeted Probe and Educate
  • Current TPE topics, where to find them, and how to anticipate future topics
  • Problem areas in current probes and possible solutions
  • Essential documentation required for every hospice medical record
  • Minimizing claim risks
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Audit tools:
  • Hospice Medicare Election Statement
  • Hospice Medicare Certification of Terminal Illness
  • General Inpatient Care
  • List of current hospice probes

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited to those dealing in hospice compliance, managers, and administrators.

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

May
5
Sat
Trauma Changes the Brain: Making Sense of Challenging Behaviors
May 5 all-day

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At this conference, learn about how brain development influences a youth’s behavior and how trauma can negatively impact the brain during development.  This conference will also look at how trauma increases a child’s vulnerability to human trafficking.  Cargivers will learn how, as a caring adult, you can help the child be successful in spite of the trauma.

May
7
Mon
IMPACT Frontline Community Health Summit
May 7 – May 8 all-day

Impact, the inaugural health summit is bringing together frontline health
workers (e.g. Community Health Workers) to the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) to encourage breaking down silos and promoting the innovative use of community-based practitioners for improving community health outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and innovating health systems. This conference will be held at UNR in the Joe Crowley Student Union, third floor Theater, over two days, May 7-8, 2018 from 8:00am-5:30pm.

“CHWs and other community-based practitioners bridge the gap between mainstream health care and community health” – Health Affairs

Community-based practitioners (e.g. Community Health Workers, Community Paramedics, Patient Navigators, Medical Assistants, Case Managers, Health Educators) and organizations looking to incorporate community-based practitioners are encouraged to attend. Early bird registration ends April 1, 2018 (Students $150, General $200). Scholarships are available.

Register for this event now at https://casat.org/impact

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact
Quinn Cartwright at (775) 336-7368 or email at qcartwright@nevada.unr.edu.

Trauma Changes the Brain: Making Sense of Challenging Behaviors
May 7 all-day

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At this conference, learn about how brain development influences a youth’s behavior and how trauma can negatively impact the brain during development.  This conference will also look at how trauma increases a child’s vulnerability to human trafficking.  Cargivers will learn how, as a caring adult, you can help the child be successful in spite of the trauma.

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