Mark your calendar for this free webinar on Funding Security and Privacy: Making the Case for Your Budget, Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 1 - 2 p.m. ET, offered by ACU and QiP Solutions. Register here Have you been tasked with meeting HIPAA security and privacy requirements without an adequate budget? For many smaller providers, clinics and hospitals, funding of security and privacy is not a priority • What information needs to be presented to business planners to ensure that smaller … [Read more...]
Health IT and the Underserved
ACU believes that health information technology (health IT) is a vital tool in achieving the health care reform goals of increasing access, improving care delivery, engaging in culturally competent outreach and education, and enhancing workforce development and training.
An electronic health record that includes documentation of demographics, including race and ethnicity, risk factor assessments, and evidence-based preventive and chronic disease management decision support, enables clinicians to more effectively manage the complex health care needs of vulnerable populations. Health IT can assist in promoting patient self-management and self-empowerment through available cultural and linguistically appropriate patient information, improved communication with clinical staff, and support outreach efforts which lead to improved health outcomes and reduction in health disparities.
View the ACU Health IT Resource List here.
ACU hosted its first-ever conference on Health Information Technology (HIT) in March 2013. We are especially grateful to all the participants, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors for making it a success. Search Twitter for #acuHIT to learn what others were saying during the conference. Follow ACU on Twitter and Facebook to learn how you can harness the potential of HIT to enhance care for the underserved. Click the image at left to view the conference prospectus. Quick Links Award … [Read more...]