--Telligen event -- Ask, Advise, Refer: Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Practice
Date: March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description: Tobacco Use and Cessation Intervention measures are a requirement for the EHR Incentive/Meaningful Use program. Research shows that tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Most patients who smoke want to quit and have attempted to quit. This has proven to be quite a challenge for health care teams trying address this topic with patients.
Join us for this webinar to hear the Respiratory Health Association discuss how to use innovative tactics to integrate Tobacco Cessation into your practice.
Who Should Attend:
Physicians, Nurses, Patient Educators, Clinical Staff, and Quality Improvement Staff
Participants will learn to:
Identify trends and effects of tobacco use
Evaluate Tobacco Cessation intervention methods
Integrate the Ask, Advise, Refer Tobacco Cessation model into their practices
Distinguish Tobacco Cessation medications
Emily Zadikoff, MPH, Manager at the Lung Health Initiatives Healthy Lungs Initiative, a program of Cook County Health and Hospital System in collaboration with Respiratory Health Association.
Zadikoff is the Manager of Tobacco Initiatives at Respiratory Health Association and the Healthy Lungs Initiative, a tobacco cessation and asthma/COPD management program of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, in collaboration with Respiratory Health Association. She has her Masters of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Maternal and Child Program and her bachelors of science in community health from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Zadikoff began her career in tobacco at the Lake County Health Department's Tobacco-Free prevention and control program. She is a certified Courage To Quit® group leader, and trains other healthcare professionals to be Courage To Quit® leaders and has experience working with behavioral health treatment providers to integrate tobacco treatment into their care, delivering group tobacco cessation programming, developing tobacco-free policies with youth advocates, and implementing a nicotine replacement therapy program with the Illinois Tobacco Quitline.
Please contact Meghan Foley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Project Assistant, or Kerrie Morin (email@example.com), Quality Improvement Facilitator, if you have questions or if you would like additional information.
Attestation -- The Nuts and Bolts of the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
Date: March 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description: Join us for a 45-minute webinar that takes you through the 2013 attestation process for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. The presentation will outline your path to payment, including details on Medicaid volume calculation and give you a tour of the new attestation system that opened in November 2013. The deadline for eligible professionals to attest is March 31, 2014.
CHITREC has contracted with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to support Chicago providers participating in the Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Samuel M. Ross, Clinical Implementation Manager, Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center (CHITREC)
Who should attend?
Physician Office Practice Managers, Providers, Proxy Attesters, Health IT Personnel, and others interested in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.
Workshop on Usability and User-Centered Design for Consumer Health Information Technologies
Date: March 16, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, East North Water Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Description: --Presented by Enid Montague, Northwestern University and Rupa Valdez, University of Virginia
This workshop will introduce attendees to the field of usability engineering and user-centered design (UCD) as it applies to the growing field of consumer health information technology. Attendees will learn about the fundamentals of user-centered design and usability evaluation that have been used to develop and test consumer products and technologies, which can be applied to e-health applications and interventions.
Participants will learn about key standards-related UCD, usability and accessibility applicable to designing products, information technologies, or Web interventions. They will learn about the key personnel who are needed to evaluate user needs and usability in a variety of contexts (e.g., home, work, mobile, and clinical environments) and for a variety of user characteristics (e.g., cognitive capabilities, culture, age, and clinical need). Finally, participants will learn techniques for incorporating UCD and usability testing into stages of the health informatics development process, including generating ideas, identifying end users, developing product concepts, testing products, implementing products, and promoting adoption. Case studies of UCD concepts and methods will be presented, and participants will have opportunities to try UCD activities and usability-testing techniques during interactive breakouts.
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Cost: ranges from $200 for students to $900 if you attend the workshop without registering for the conference.
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Tony Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lois Smith at email@example.com