December 18, 2017


Conference Workshops

Designed to facilitate a comprehensive, interactive approach to multiple facets of HIT, #acuHIT workshops are grouped into four tracks that focus on the following themes. See the Conference Schedule for the date and time for each workshop.

  • Creating Systems to Support the Use of HIT. Adopting electronic health records, achieving meaningful use, meeting patient centered medical home standards, and mobile data collection and management.
  • Integrating Components of a Successful HIT Strategy. Topics include clinical decision support, patient portals, community broadcast, electronic health registries, and telemedicine
  • Enhancing Care to the Underserved through HIT. Topics include addressing social determinants of health, mobile health, limited English proficiency and tablet-based diagnostic screening.
  • Promoting Professional Development by Incorporating HIT. Topics include technology-based strategies for the clinical education and training, the provision of supervision and the competent use of health information technology.
Creating Systems

Adopting an Electronic Health Record: Supportive Resources – An overview of tools and online resources to assist in the effective adoption and utilization of electronic health records.

Protecting Digital Patient Health Information – Participate in a privacy and security risk assessment and build a risk reduction and mitigation strategy using approved workflow resource libraries, case studies, and policy manuals.

Mobile Data Surveillance – View platforms for mobile data collection that improve access to information, data reliability, and quality of care by providing better decision-support tools.

Health Information Technology and Best Practices to Support the Health Home Model – A review of the primary components of the Health Home Model of Care and the vital role health information technology plays successfully holding them together.

Achieving Meaningful Use for Oral Health – Equip yourself with a strategic roadmap of critical steps necessary to implement an Electronic Health Record that fully integrates Electronic Dental Records and meets oral health Meaningful Use criteria.

Workflow Redesign to Meet Patient Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use Standards – Review the Patient Centered Medical Home and Meaningful Use Standards and explore strategies for redesigning health system workflows in order to meet these requirements.

Integrating  Components

Increasing Patient Portal Enrollment and Use – Identify strategies to improve patient portal use among disadvantaged patients through multi-modal targeted interventions, such as electronic kiosk check-in and receptionist engagement in enrollment.

Enhancing the Referral Process: the Case of Smoking Cessation – Provide support to your referral and provider feedback processes with Health Information Technologies and how they can be used for Joint Commission, Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use and Quality Care measures using smoking cessation programs as an example.

Introducing MedlinePlus Connect – Discover MedlinePlus Connect, a free service that links patient portals and Electronic Health Records to MedlinePlus, an authoritative up-to-date health information resource for patients, families, and health care providers.

Health Maintenance Infrastructure – Learn how to leverage basic tools that complement one another to create the Health Information Technology infrastructure necessary to support health maintenance and disease prevention.

Community Voice Mail and Resource Broadcast Programs – Enhance the ability to serve hard-to-reach patients by providing access to a reliable method of contact to disseminate information regarding individualized care and public health information.

Key Elements of Effective Clinical Decision Support – Envision opportunities to leverage an Electronic Health Record with the use of evidence-based clinical decision support tools to optimize comprehensive care through the example of an asthma clinical decision support tool.

Enhancing Care to the Underserved

Empowering Youth to Self-Manage Chronic Diseases through Mobile Tracking Applications – Explore how Observation of Daily Living self-tracking mobile applications, when paired with health coaching, can assist patients self-manage chronic illnesses, through the example of overweight and obese youths.

Mobile Dental Health and Teledentistry – Evaluate the solutions to barriers in helping children from low-income families find a dental home, which can be addressed by teledentistry and real-time videoconferencing.

Overcoming Linguistic Barriers in the Medication Reconciliation Process – Investigate mechanisms to leverage health information technology to aid in medication reconciliation for patients with low health literacy and limited English proficiency.

Using Health Information Exchanges to Bridge Data-Divides – Examine the potential of Health Information Exchanges to break down data silos and enhance continuity of care to underserved populations, such as that population detained in local correctional institutions.

Technology in the Underserved Diabetic Community – Learn about a comprehensive diabetes program designed for rural, underserved populations with diabetes through the use of Electronic Health Records telehealth, and digital retinal imaging.

Bringing Mental Health Services to Underserved Settings – Harness the power of telepsychiatry to meet the need for mental health services.

Promoting Professional Development

Technological Tools for Professional Development – Encounter multiple technological tools that can support the advancement of professional development in human services, including online simulators, eBooks and peer-based learning.

Competent Use of Health Information Technology  РEnsure the effective use of Electronic Health Records and other forms of Health Information Technology by creating systems that promote learning and growth of users in different roles and with varying degrees of proficiency.

Avatar-Based Gaming Technology as a Clinical Training Platform – Experience advances in online avatar-based gaming technologies (AGT) that provide clinical training in cutting-edge, highly immersive formats via virtual role-play experiences.

Improving Patient Care and Outcomes through Population-Based Composite Quality Measures – Examine the role of composite quality measures to improve population-based care and patient outcomes through the example of a diabetes composite measure developed by and used in Community Health Centers.