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EMTALA Update 2021

Part 1

The EMTALA manual was updated in July of 2019. There were seven recent documents or survey memos that have promulgated by CMS related to EMTALA. Although the OIG regulations are not contained in the CMS EMTALA CoP manual, they are important for all hospitals to be aware of those regulations.
 
EMTALA is a hot topic and should now be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. It is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
 

 

WHA Post-acute Care Conference

Breaking Barriers to Complex Patient Care

The right patient care, at the right time, and in the right care setting can be an elusive goal for hospitals and nursing homes caring for complex patients. Too often, barriers to complex patient care have resulted in delayed discharges from hospitals and hindered admissions to nursing homes and other post-acute care settings. The barriers to complex patient care have been identified, examined, and debated. But now, with a focused effort by hospitals and their post-acute care partners, some of those barriers are beginning to break. In this complimentary virtual conference, hear from your colleagues who have implemented innovative approaches to complex patient care transitions. The conference will feature Wisconsin hospitals and their nursing home partners discussing how they are improving complex patient care. It will also feature forward-looking insights from the administrator of the Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance and a report on federal activity by WHA’s federal lobbying team.  

 

Where in the world is my data?

Healthcare meets Big Tech

The current debate with Big Tech over data ownership and data privacy is increasingly impacting the health care industry. As a result, health care providers are discovering that they have to navigate a host of complicated new issues in their relationships with technology vendors. This presentation will discuss the wide scope of issues that health care executives must consider when embarking on a relationship with a new technology vendor, including:

  • Where will my data be housed – on-premises or with a vendor? Do I care if my data is in the cloud?
  • Under the terms being offered, who owns my data and what rights are given to the vendor over my data?
  • What security is being provided for the data; what insurance coverage is necessary; and what are the limitations of liability and indemnity terms necessary to protect my data?
  • How does this technology affect my organization’s notice of privacy practices?

This webinar is brought to you by valued Corporate Member, von Briesen & Roper. s.c.

 

The Winning Race: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coaching Clinic

Part 4: Equitable Partnership Building

Sustainable DEI approaches require strategic, social partnerships that can protect your organizational vulnerabilities and bolster long-term goals. Nurturing relationships with civic groups or organizations that are also attempting to enhance their DEI presence can be difficult. We often say “yes” to everyone in the afterglow of DEI initialization, but how can we find partners to do what we can’t do? How do we collaborate with partners who increase our DEI credibility? This session educates healthcare leaders on the ‘Win When Partnership Assessment Framework’ and how to identify and nurture non-traditional partnerships. 

 

EMTALA Update 2021

Part 2

The EMTALA manual was updated in July of 2019. There were seven recent documents or survey memos that have promulgated by CMS related to EMTALA. Although the OIG regulations are not contained in the CMS EMTALA CoP manual, they are important for all hospitals to be aware of those regulations.
 
EMTALA is a hot topic and should now be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. It is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
 

 

EMTALA Update 2021

Part 3

The EMTALA manual was updated in July of 2019. There were seven recent documents or survey memos that have promulgated by CMS related to EMTALA. Although the OIG regulations are not contained in the CMS EMTALA CoP manual, they are important for all hospitals to be aware of those regulations.
 
EMTALA is a hot topic and should now be on the radar screen for every hospital. There have been a recent increased number of deficiencies and increased CMS and OIG activity. It is important for hospitals to be prepared should a CMS surveyor walked into your hospital today to investigate an EMTALA complaint.
 

 

SHIP Bag Lunch Webinar Series

Session 1 - How does your hospital stack up against its peers? A focus on market share

In an effort to help our rural hospitals grow and expand their data programs, the WHA Information Center (WHAIC), in collaboration with the WHA Quality Department and the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (WORH, have developed a suite of web-based dashboards that includes utilization, financial and quality information for rural hospitals. The Rural Heath Dashboards are available as an option to select through the SHIP Grant. The Rural Health Dashboards use WHAIC discharge data, hospital survey data and quality metrics to display information in an easy to interpret discharge data, hospital survey data and quality metrics to display information in an easy to interpret and visually enhanced format. The dashboards are completely interactive, so the user has the ability to customize the view for their individual needs. Come learn what the Dashboard Suite can do your you!
 

 

Quality Improvement Series

Part 1: Measurement & Data

There is a great demand for accurate, useful information on healthcare quality that can inform the decisions of consumers, employers, physicians and other clinicians and policymakers. Various types of measures are used in healthcare to assess performance, improvement and other aspects of quality. This first session will provide an overview of the types of measures used in healthcare, methods for simple data collection that engages the frontline and how good display of data can communicate the story with tips for effective displays of data including dashboards.
 

 

 

AP Automation for the modern hospital – Webinar Series

Part 3: Are your Business Payments Safe? Fraud awareness

Did you know your current check processing is posing risks and exposing your AP payments to payment fraud risks? With internal and external threats on the rise, accounting teams have no time to lose in mitigating the risks of payment fraud, safeguarding sensitive banking information, and ensuring the integrity of the accounting system.  Electronic payment solutions, such as virtual cards and ACH transactions, provide greater protections than paper checks, mitigating the risk of payment fraud.  Join us to learn how your company can help your accounts payable team can eliminate check writing and start making secure vendor payments today.  


Webinar will be recorded and placed on the WHA On-demand Learning Center.

   

 

 

 

The Winning Race: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coaching Clinic

Part 5: Diversity Pipeline Development

Every organization wants to increase their diversity portfolio, but often struggle with patiently executing an effective strategy. This session guides participants through effective underrepresented minority pipeline development; understanding professional and personal racial affinity member organizations, collaborating with minority-serving colleges and universities, branding and publicizing, and the do’s and don’ts of pipeline development.  

 

Quality Improvement Series

Part 2: Interpreting Data & Improvement

The interpretation of data assigns a meaning to the information analyzed and determines its signification and implications. The importance of data interpretation is evident and it needs to be done properly. Is it improvement, or isn’t it? Correctly interpreting data is critical to ensure appropriate decisions are made about processes and need for changes. This second session will provide an overview of how to assess data for signals of improvement, such as trends and why run charts are essential tools for determining improvement vs. normal variation.
 

 

 

2021 Physician Leadership Development Conference: On-demand and Part 2


Physician leaders must represent both clinical and management interests. Those new to the role are often challenged to move beyond their clinical expertise as they are asked to problem solve, lead their clinical colleagues, and manage needed change in a rapidly evolving health care environment.
 
 

 

WHA Information Center Data Tools for Everyday Use - 2021 Virtual Bag Lunch Webinar Series

Session 4: Answering your business questions with Kaavio - Part I

The WHAIC team welcomes all data purchasers and data users to participate in a short session where we demosnstrate how to use Kaavio to answer your business questions. This session will focus on understanding your ED utilization, readmissions and your top providers and top reasons patients are being admitted.