eHIM Symposium: The Journey Continues Towards Achieving Health Information Integrity

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Join this vital and timely two-part symposium to gain a head start towards meeting new HIM driven opportunities for leadership at your organization

Approved for 6 CEUs

Join CHIA’s fourth annual eHIM Symposium: The Journey Continues Towards Achieving Health Information Integrity and learn how to manage collisions, roadblocks or emergencies along the way. This symposium will travel the road of data integrity around the globe.

The program focuses on the continuing journey towards health information integrity. Five critical topics will be addressed by health information leaders. Quality data is key as EHR systems share information with healthcare providers and organizations via health information exchange, patient portals, data repositories and governmental agencies. In light of new legislation, it is even more imperative that EHR’s contain accurate and timely data. Get better prepared for the 21st Century Cures act and Information Blocking rules and regulations by attending this two-part eLearning Program. Participants will gain a sneak peak of CHIA’s EMPI Toolkit with early access to industry leader best practices along with sample policies and procedures.

Attendees will be able to: 

  • Drive changes in their organization’s attempts to improve master patient index accuracy through new ideas and tactics
  • Understand key issues in cybersecurity mitigation, working remotely and telehealth platforms 
  • Prepare for increased numbers of patient requested amendments and learn why information governance is so important for health information integrity success
  • Discover how fellow health information professionals across the globe are addressing pandemic and other data related issues
 For Best Rates - Register thru Jan 22
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*LIVE programs held on Jan 26 and Feb 2, 2021.
All eLearning Programs include on-demand access of the live program recording for 60 days.

Program Details
PART 1 Program Details *

Continuing Education
CEUs: 3 for Part 1   |  6 Total
HIIM Domains: Information Protection and Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

Program Agenda
9:30 – 10:30 am       Managing Cybersecurity in Healthcare During a Pandemic! (Tony Lakin)
10:30 – 10:35 am     SPONSOR: Primeau Consulting Group, Inc.
10:35 – 10:40 am     BREAK
10:40 – 11:30 am     CHIA EMPI Toolkit: New Ideas for a Very Old Problem – Part One  (James Hoover/Kamar Braish/Tara McLellan)
11:30 – 11:35 am     SPONSOR: Ciox Health
11:35 – 11:40 am     BREAK
11:40 – 12:30 pm     CHIA EMPI Toolkit: New Ideas for a Very Old Problem – Part Two  (James Hoover/Kamar Braish/Tara McLellan)

Program Descriptions

Managing Cybersecurity in Healthcare During a Pandemic!
Most healthcare organizations operate in a complex data-driven environment which can be exacerbated when faced with a nationwide crisis like the global COVID pandemic. Exposed risks and the inherit challenges of managing a remote workforce from the lens of a cybersecurity perspective should be at the forefront of any contingency planning and response actions. How well is your organization prepared to operate during a global pandemic?

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Information Security Officer 
  • Apply knowledge of cybersecurity risk mitigation considerations in crisis management to reduce organization risk and vulnerability
  • Describe methods to analyze and deploy immediate enterprise change
  • Understand the basic elements and role of a Business Continuity Management program
  • Understand the associated risks with implementing a remote work force  
  • Understand the risk with the rapid deployment of a telehealth platform

CHIA EMPI Toolkit: New Ideas for a Very Old Problem
Members of the CHIA Health Information Integrity Committee will provide an overview of the creation and content of the major elements of their forthcoming EMPI Toolkit.  The Toolkit promises to be filled with much practical advice collected from HIM leaders throughout California as well as several grounding breaking ideas and concepts not to be missed. This session includes a discussion of several new ideas on how to improve MPI data quality.

PART 2 Program Details *

Continuing Education
CEUs: 3 for Part 2   |  6 Total
HIIM Domains: Information Protection; Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance; and Evolving Topics/Other HIIM Relevant Topics

Program Agenda
9:30 – 10:20 am       Health on a Global Scale: Privacy, ICD-11, and COVID-19 (Lorraine Fernandes)
10:20 – 10:25 am     SPONSOR: Excite Health Partners
10:25 – 10:30 am     BREAK
10:30 – 11:20 am     Amendment Process Within an Electronic Health Record (Rita Bowen)
11:20 – 11:25 am     SPONSOR: Medarcus
11:25 – 11:30 am     BREAK
11:30 – 12:30 pm     The Journey to Data Awareness, Quality, and Integrity (Debi Primeau)

Program Descriptions

Health on a Global Scale: Privacy, ICD-11, and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly illustrated the global nature of health, economies and impending recovery. Fundamental to health recovery are shared knowledge and best practices, as well as the linking of testing, tracing and vaccination data. This is truly a journey that is just starting, with WHO illustrating their leadership in many areas.  Yet, each country must tackle unique challenges due to societal, cultural and medical limitations and nuances. IFHIMA as part of its mission and vision advances these intersected needs while respecting unique approaches. IFHIMA promotes the role of data in all of these needs, recognizing that data is the key to better health and health outcomes.  

During this presentation common roadblocks and global lessons learned in the midst of this journey will be shared. IFHIMA publications, webcasts and articles that illustrate the global nature of health and the health information profession will be drawn upon. Additionally, the new IFHIMA Strategic Plan and Vision - and how individuals and nations are advancing this journey, will be explored. Join the global discussion based upon a commitment to lifelong learning, remembering the IFHIMA vision “A healthy world enabled by quality health information.”

  • Explore global perspectives of accidents, roadblocks and emergencies
  • Correlate the global experiences with US experiences
  • Understand IFHIMA’s Strategic Plan and how you can join the global journey
  • New IFHIMA Whitepaper (January 2021) addressing ICD-11 implementation

Amendment Process Within an Electronic Health Record
As more source systems are used to gather patient health information, the industry has seen an increase in data entry errors. These systems, which may have been designed for workflow enhancements, have created some complications. This is especially true when the data collector is using a series of drop-down boxes to quickly enter a patient history. With the advent of interoperability and patients utilizing a patient portal to obtain their health information, more requests for record amendments may be seen. The goal is to put the information in the hands of the patients so that they can better manage their own health. As patients become savvier in understanding their own health information, they may also be more critical of errors noted within that documentation. It is imperative that health information managers know how to process requests for record amendments, maintain the data for version control and assure that corrected information and/or stated appeals are appropriately indicated in the patient’s health record. In this session the attendee will:

  • Review the fundamental rights of patients in requesting an amendment
  • Provide guidance to HIM professionals when addressing the amendment functionality in an EHR
  • Review source system linkage
  • Provide an interoperability update, especially with regards to the impact on information flow

The Journey to Data Awareness, Quality, and Integrity
Explore how data or information governance can provide a clear roadmap to improved data awareness, data quality and data integrity. We will start our journey by discussing how data governance, within the oversight of information governance, is needed to address bumps in the road to map out our future state. Attendees will be provided with tools and resources that can be used to begin their journey.

  • Learn about big data and its intersection in the healthcare marketplace 
  • Learn why data and Information Governance (IG) are important 
  • Understand how an IG assessment helps drive success  
  • Gain tools and resources to enhance the assessment process, findings and recommendations 
  • Discover why healthcare organizations should invest in an IG assessment
Meet the Presenters

PART 1 Presenters

Chief Information Security Officer, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Tony Lakin is Chief Information Security Officer for Children’s Hospital of Orange County and has over 30 years of cybersecurity leadership, strategy, engineering and regulatory compliance experience. He is a retired United States Air Force Cyberwarfare Officer and served 23 years on active duty in various positions culminating as The Director of Operations for the United States Air Force’s premier Cyberwarfare Squadron based at Fort Meade, Maryland. During his time at Fort Meade, he served as a Senior Watch Officer for the National Security Agency and directed cyber operations in support of the execution of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants on the behalf of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Central Intelligence Agency. He has a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Computer Science. In addition, he holds the following certifications in good standing: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) and Certified Professional in Business Process Management (CPBPM).

James Hoover, MS
Co-founder, Medarcus

James Hoover is a seasoned technology executive and serial entrepreneur. Throughout his career, James has launched several successful technology-consulting firms and most recently joined the founding team of Medarcus, a Healthcare IT services firm based out of Washington, D.C. James is also the General Partner of Taveekan Capital; a small private equity fund focused on IT consulting firms in the Washington DC Federal market, specialty finance and healthcare IT.

Tara McLellan, RHIT, CHCO, CHA, CRIS
Health Information Manager, Sutter Healthcare

Tara McLellan has been in the HIM field since 2002 in a wide variety of position from a night charting clerk to an HIM Director and everything in between. Tara is passionate about the profession and loves to serve as a mentor for our emerging professionals. She is an active member of CHIA, AIHC, and AHIMA. Tara is currently the Co-Chair of the Health Information Integrity Committee and serves on the Health Information Access committee both with CHIA. Tara is also a member of The Sequoia Project Data Usability Workgroup. 

Kamar Braish, MS, RHIA
Director, HIM Services, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Kamar Braish serves as volunteer at the regional and state levels and a current CHIA Board of Director. She is a 2018-2019 CHIA Delegate to AHIMA and 2018-2019 GOCHIA President. She has severed on multiple CHIA committees including Convention Committee, Mentorship Committee, and Nominating Committee, and in multiple roles in Northern California Health Information Association.

PART 2 Presenters

Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA
President, IFHIMA 2019-2022

Lorraine Fernandes is an international and domestic thought leader, accomplished author and respected public speaker on topics related to the role of technology and data in healthcare transformation. Lorraine is the 2019-2022 President of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) and co-author of two IFHIMA whitepapers addressing governance and privacy. Lorraine is recipient of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2013 Pioneer Award and 1998 Discovery Award, and California Health Information Association (CHIA) 2002 Distinguished Member Award.