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Ten Webinars about Solving Problems in Healthcare Compliance

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Like many other areas of healthcare, compliance is plagued by challenges and responsibilities that can seriously affect the financial viability of an organization. However, solving big problems in healthcare is part of HealthStream’s DNA and a principle that we’ve enshrined in our corporate constitution. Below you’ll find links to 10 webinar recordings focused on aspects of healthcare compliance.


Preventing Sexual Harassment: The Importance of Workplace Training

Sexual harassment in the workplace can occur across all industries, and healthcare is no exception. Do your employees understand what sexual harassment is, and more importantly, how to prevent it from occurring? On this webinar, Jennifer Kearns, Partner at Duane Morris LLP, discussed how a formal, comprehensive training program on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace can help protect you, your employees, and your organization.

Avoiding Attack: A Programmatic Approach to Reducing Cybersecurity Risk

Healthcare is under attack by cybercriminals for one good reason: the criminals know that your employees are laser focused on things other than protecting data. But that doesn't mean you need to resign yourself to paying off ransomware attacks or suffering a data breach. In fact, if you adopt a programmatic approach to cybersecurity education, you can reduce risk and increase your employees' engagement with cybersecurity at work and at home. During this webinar, Dr. Tom Pendergast will offer some simple steps for structuring a year-round awareness program designed to create a risk-aware culture in your organization.

Home Health CoPs: What You Can Expect for 2018

The Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP) for Home Health have been revised for the first time in almost twenty years! These new CoPs include notable changes to standards related to care planning, patient rights, quality assessment and performance improvement (QAPI) and infection control. In this webinar, Gina Mazza, Fazzi’s industry expert in Regulatory and Compliance activities, offers a focused overview of the key changes you should know as well as recommendations and additional resources. Join us to ensure you are prepared for these changes, which take effect in January of 2018.

CMS Emergency Preparedness: What You Need to Know Prior to November’s Deadline

On this webinar, our partner, Yale New Haven, joins us to assist providers and suppliers in preparing to meet the needs of their patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters and emergency situations by ensuring compliance to these new conditions of participation.

Meeting Regulatory Compliance for Clinical Research

Medicines development and clinical research are among the most heavily regulated activities. In order to conduct high-quality, safe, and ethical clinical research it is imperative that our workforce is both competent and compliant. Join us as we take a look at how one organization, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, implemented a successful training program that ensures competency and improved clinical research.

Creating a Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ Patients

On this webinar, our content partner Cedar Interactive will explain the laws regarding LGBTQ Patient Care, Medicare & Medicaid compliance both for visitors and medical decision-makers, anti-discrimination regulations, sensitivity and appropriate treatment for all LGBTQ patients.  Cedar Interactive has created an important online learning environment for healthcare providers that focuses on providing supportive and affirming care to patients of different sexual orientations and gender identities to ensure the best possible outcomes for these patients.

Protecting Patient Information from Increased Cybersecurity Threats

In this informative webinar, nationally recognized privacy and security expert Mac McMillan, co-founder and CEO of CynergisTek, will use real-world examples to examine some of the most pressing security concerns that exist in healthcare today and discuss how it threatens security, patient privacy and compliance with regulatory requirements. McMillan will also provide guidance on how to determine risks, foster awareness, and respond proactively and effectively.

False Claims Act: Roundtable with the Experts

Violations of the False Claims Act costs healthcare entities millions of dollars each year plus negative press coverage and reputational damage. Is your organization as protected from this risk as possible? Join us as we talk with two expert healthcare attorneys about best practices to avoid running afoul of the government and what to do if you cannot prevent a violation.

COI and Big Data: What Can We Learn from Large Databases of Provider Disclosures?

The CMS “Open Payments” database and the Medicare “Part D Prescriber” database have begun to yield important correlations between pharmaceutical company payments and prescribing patterns. With this new information at hand, organizations are now asking many questions such as “Does this vary based on the bed size or academic and research intensity of an organization? Does the for profit vs. not-for-profit status of an institution influence the types and numbers of disclosures made? This webinar will answer those pressing questions and provide insight on how “big data” analytics can be used to identify outliers at both a macro level (a hospital within a system) and the micro level (a provider within a hospital) to target compliance efforts where they are most appropriate.

Best Practices for HIPAA Compliance

Healthcare organizations often focus on simply meeting compliance requirements, rather than protecting information, assets, and people. They often ignore environmental factors such as changing business models, increased complexity in the IT environment, and other threats that place systems, information, and patients at risk. This session will look at some of the common compliance gaps that are typical areas of deficiency during OCR’s audits and investigation. The session will also provide lessons from recent enforcement incidents.