-- ILHIE-sponsored event -- LOINC and SNOMED CT education session
Date: December 10, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Description: The Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) in collaboration with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) is pleased to offer free Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) education sessions. The ILHIE/CAP education sessions target those laboratory personnel responsible for LOINC and SNOMED CT mappings for the overall interoperability and exchange of laboratory results. This is part of a greater plan to develop a strategy for statewide laboratory reporting.
The LOINC and SNOMED CT education sessions teach laboratory professionals how to map both standardized terminologies to their local data dictionary. These sessions also provide information about the importance of structured laboratory data in terms of Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.
The Webinars are an introduction to the following. At the Hands On Workshops you will:
--Learn to map LOINC and SNOMED CT codes to your local data dictionary;
--Learn how to access freely available resources;
--Gain important skills to meet the MU criteria for Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
LOINC and SNOMED CT education session:
Hands On Workshop Springfield, Illinois
Tuesday, December 10
RSVP by December 3
(Limited to first 30 registrants)
Registration: 9am – 9:30am
Workshop: 9:30 – 4:00pm
Please join ILHIE for this informative session and the opportunity to network with your colleagues. RSVP HERE:
Upon receipt of your reservation, ILHIE will send your final event confirmation and day of event logistics.
With questions, contact email@example.com or 800-323-4040, ext. 7700.
Attestation -- The Nuts and Bolts and the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
Date: December 11, 12:00 PM - 12:45 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.
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.
--Illinois Health Connect Webinar-- EHR Adoption & Meaningful Use Assistance
Date: December 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description: The Health Information Technology Extension Program was developed to assist health professionals in implementing and becoming “meaningful users” of electronic health records (EHR). Eight out of 10 eligible hospitals and 58% of eligible physicians and other medical professionals have received payments totaling $15.5 billion under the federal EHR incentive payment program, according to the latest CMS data reported on ModernHealthcare.com. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package includes financial incentives for healthcare providers who achieve meaningful use with an HER. Medicare incentives can provide up to $44,000 per provider over five years and Medicaid incentives are up to $64,750 per provider over six years. There are two centers receiving grant funding to assist you in your efforts to obtain an EHR and attain meaningful use in Illinois: 1. ILHITREC/NIU: a consortium led by Northern Illinois University, serving all areas of Illinois outside the 606 Zip codes (Statewide consortium) http://www.ilhitrec.org/ilhitrec/ 2. CHITREC: a consortium led by Northwestern University, serving the city of Chicago (Chicago consortium) http://chitrec.org/ These two Illinois RECs provide outreach and support services to thousands of primary care providers and hospitals, throughout the state. The Illinois Office of Health Information Technology is working cooperatively with these RECs to coordinate resources and achieve the state’s goals for health information technology. HFS has awarded a grant to the ILHITREC/NIU to assist with adoption of EHRs for Medicaid providers in Illinois outside the 606 zip code. The grant provides up to $2 million in funding to assist with increasing the awareness, adoption, and meaningful use of EHRs. You are highly encouraged to seek out the FREE assistance of your REC in achieving your practice EHR adoption and meaningful use goals by attending this webinar hosted by Co-Director of ILHITREC Roger Holloway.
To register, visit
Privacy & Security in the EHR World Workshop
Date: January 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Northwestern University, 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 (Lakeview Conference Room, 11th floor)
Description: CHITREC's workshop takes a close look at Privacy and Security in the EHR industry and offers best practices attendees can use to securely maintain patient data. CHITREC’s privacy and security officer, Alex Cohn, CISSP, will provide each attendee with details on performing a security risk assessment as required by MU measures, understanding HIPAA and HITECH, and accessing the tools needed to help practices achieve the privacy and security.
Where is the event located?
750 N. Lake Shore Drive
Lakeview Conference Room, 11th floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Who should attend?
Vendors interested in performing risk assessments, practice managers, EHR Coordinators, providers, and anyone responsible for or interested in privacy and security issues.
What will you learn?
HIPAA and HITECH
Meaningful Use measure on Privacy and Security
Security risk analysis
What tools do I receive?
Risk Assessment Questionnaire
HIPAA – HITECH Privacy and Security Checklist
Sample Information Security Policies and Templates
Best Practices Checklists
If you have a group of 4 or more, we can arrange a special session for you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this option.