THE VALUED VOICE

Vol. 64, Issue 29
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Thursday, July 16, 2020

   

New Educational Events from WHA Available in August

Tuesday, August 4 | 1-2 p.m.
Improving Employee Engagement through Fiscal Wellness in a Post COVID-19 World
Presentation by: HealthCare Associates Credit Union (WHA Corporate Member)
With the recent coronavirus spread, almost all aspects of health care workers have felt some degree of stress. Whether it is emotional stress from caring for patients, stress due to exhaustion, loss of income or even being furloughed, it’s important to engage your employees with financial wellness resources so they know the organization cares about them. We’ll review free information for your employees that they have access to today, identify resources they can take advantage of and discuss ways you can help reduce the added stress that personal finances can be adding on in these difficult times. 
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Thursday, August 6 | 10:30 a.m. - noon
Post-acute Transitions in a Pandemic: How COVID-19 Disrupts Hospital Discharge Strategy
Presentation by: Jared Landis with the Advisory Board
Post-acute care is key for accelerating hospital throughput to ensure beds are available during potential COVID-19 surges and for providing critical rehabilitation services for patients with and without a COVID-19 diagnosis. But the epidemic has upended the role post-acute should play, particularly the transition patterns between acute and post-acute providers. Learn how each post-acute setting fits into a hospital’s updated discharge strategy and find opportunities to optimize relationships and support post-discharge care.
Recording: TBD
 
Monday, August 10 | 1-2 p.m.
Understanding How Overnight Telehealth Hospitalists are Improving Satisfaction and Generating Revenue in Critical Access Hospitals
Presentation by: Horizon Virtual TeleHealth Services (WHA Corporate Member)
Hospitals across the nation are experiencing the financial pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since 2010, at least 128 rural hospitals have closed, with at least an additional 450 (21% of rural hospitals) found to be financially unstable. In total, more than 21,500 beds are in jeopardy. Our current medical and financial situation in health care has not helped this worsening state of affairs. Darin Willardsen, M.D. will share with you how TeleHealth Hospitalists are admitting, consulting and cross-covering patients in remote hospitals across the region. This service is helping to seamlessly care for patients in remote locations during the overnight hours with board certified Internal Medicine Hospitalists. The result of this service has shown lower patient transfer rates, increased patient satisfaction as well as an increase in nursing and provider satisfaction. Many of the institutions that have utilized Horizon Virtual have also shown a positive return on investment with the service.  
Recording – This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Tuesday, August 11 | Noon - 1 p.m.
2020 Digital Health Trends 
Presentation by: The Advisory Board and EUA (WHA Corporate Member)
Join us as we explore the potential for digital technologies to transform health care. This presentation focuses on the state of digital strategy among health systems today. It covers key market trends in the digital health space, top challenges health systems face in their digital transformation, and the provider CIO's perspective on the biggest opportunities for digital technologies to have an impact.
Recording – Webinar is sponsored and coordinated through The Advisory Board and EUA. Contact event organizer, at the link above, for questions on recording and all other aspects of the webinar.
 

This story originally appeared in the July 16, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

New Educational Events from WHA Available in August

Tuesday, August 4 | 1-2 p.m.
Improving Employee Engagement through Fiscal Wellness in a Post COVID-19 World
Presentation by: HealthCare Associates Credit Union (WHA Corporate Member)
With the recent coronavirus spread, almost all aspects of health care workers have felt some degree of stress. Whether it is emotional stress from caring for patients, stress due to exhaustion, loss of income or even being furloughed, it’s important to engage your employees with financial wellness resources so they know the organization cares about them. We’ll review free information for your employees that they have access to today, identify resources they can take advantage of and discuss ways you can help reduce the added stress that personal finances can be adding on in these difficult times. 
Recording: This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Thursday, August 6 | 10:30 a.m. - noon
Post-acute Transitions in a Pandemic: How COVID-19 Disrupts Hospital Discharge Strategy
Presentation by: Jared Landis with the Advisory Board
Post-acute care is key for accelerating hospital throughput to ensure beds are available during potential COVID-19 surges and for providing critical rehabilitation services for patients with and without a COVID-19 diagnosis. But the epidemic has upended the role post-acute should play, particularly the transition patterns between acute and post-acute providers. Learn how each post-acute setting fits into a hospital’s updated discharge strategy and find opportunities to optimize relationships and support post-discharge care.
Recording: TBD
 
Monday, August 10 | 1-2 p.m.
Understanding How Overnight Telehealth Hospitalists are Improving Satisfaction and Generating Revenue in Critical Access Hospitals
Presentation by: Horizon Virtual TeleHealth Services (WHA Corporate Member)
Hospitals across the nation are experiencing the financial pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Since 2010, at least 128 rural hospitals have closed, with at least an additional 450 (21% of rural hospitals) found to be financially unstable. In total, more than 21,500 beds are in jeopardy. Our current medical and financial situation in health care has not helped this worsening state of affairs. Darin Willardsen, M.D. will share with you how TeleHealth Hospitalists are admitting, consulting and cross-covering patients in remote hospitals across the region. This service is helping to seamlessly care for patients in remote locations during the overnight hours with board certified Internal Medicine Hospitalists. The result of this service has shown lower patient transfer rates, increased patient satisfaction as well as an increase in nursing and provider satisfaction. Many of the institutions that have utilized Horizon Virtual have also shown a positive return on investment with the service.  
Recording – This webinar will be recorded and posted, within 24 hours after its completion, to the WHA On-demand Learning Center. This webinar will be secure. After clicking on the title, you will be brought to the Member Portal where you will need to enter your login and password.
 
Tuesday, August 11 | Noon - 1 p.m.
2020 Digital Health Trends 
Presentation by: The Advisory Board and EUA (WHA Corporate Member)
Join us as we explore the potential for digital technologies to transform health care. This presentation focuses on the state of digital strategy among health systems today. It covers key market trends in the digital health space, top challenges health systems face in their digital transformation, and the provider CIO's perspective on the biggest opportunities for digital technologies to have an impact.
Recording – Webinar is sponsored and coordinated through The Advisory Board and EUA. Contact event organizer, at the link above, for questions on recording and all other aspects of the webinar.
 

This story originally appeared in the July 16, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter