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Vol. 64, Issue 35
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

   

Exceptional Education for You During September

Pandemic Considerations for Health Facility Design
September 15/10-11 a.m.
Pandemics are public health challenges that put enormous stress on healthcare workers, supplies, processes and facilities. Recognizing that all of these must be part of our strategy for improvement, and applying our expertise in facility design, EUA has been focusing on potential changes to architectural and interior design. Our primary focus has been on areas where there is already momentum for change, because that is where we anticipate the best adoption. We see several approaches working in concert to further improve our ability to minimize communicable disease transmission. These include reducing patient presentations at the facility, isolating infectious patients who do present, improving the facility’s ability to prevent the spread of infection, and providing surge capacity for high volume episodes. During this discussion EUA’s Healthcare experts will be fielding questions on the ongoing and upcoming shifts they see in healthcare facility planning. 
 
HHS Begins Clarifying Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Funds
September 17/1-2 p.m.
This webinar will provide reporting obligation guidance for recipients of the Provider Relief Funds (PRF) which were established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Recently HHS informed providers reports will be required of any recipient who received PRF payments exceeding $10,000.  Recipients will also be asked to explain how they complied with PRF applicable terms and conditions. 
 
Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring for Surveillance and Management of Postpartum Hypertension and Beyond: Development & Implementation Strategies
September 22/10-11 a.m.
This webinar was designed to increase awareness to hypertension in pregnancy and the associated morbidity/mortality experienced by women through the postpartum period.  We will share our experience in developing a postpartum specific home telehealth/remote patient monitoring program from the research and clinical program perspectives.  We will demonstrate a virtual example of how we conduct our patient interactions with the patient at home through the tablet provided to them by our institution.  We hope to have a robust question and answer session with discussion on how other healthcare institutions may consider implementing such a program.   
 
Opioid Epidemic Case Study – Meeting the Increasing Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in America
September 24/10-11 a.m.
Tackling the opioid epidemic is an ongoing, uphill battle for many health care organizations and the lack of access to information poses an additional challenge for hospitals striving to improve their systems. Join us for a discussion on what you can do today to learn more about your data and what you can do as an organization to tackle this industry challenge.
 
Utilizing Telehealth to Advance Rural Health Access: Wisconsin Hospitals’ Experiences
September 29/10-11 a.m.
Hear from two Wisconsin hospitals on how they have utilized telehealth as well as the story that the data is telling.
 
Title: Lessons from the Data: What we can learn from COVID-19 Telehealth Data 
The rapid shift to delivery of almost all care to virtual platforms in response to COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to evaluate some of the long-held concerns and promises of telemedicine.  How much of a barrier is broadband? Does Telehealth increase utilization of healthcare?  Do patients like telehealth?  We will analyze the data in effort to answer these questions 
Speaker: Chris Meyer, Director of Telehealth and Virtual Care, Marshfield Clinic Health System
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Title: Maintaining the Momentum 
Traditional face-to-face healthcare has been changed forever by the pandemic.  Patients and providers, in their demand for safe, timely, and accessible care, turned to Telehealth for solutions.  We will explore Gundersen Health System’s experience with telehealth before, during and after Covid-19.  We will review barriers, lessons learned, and strategies to maintain the energy surrounding telehealth.   
Speaker: Jessica Easterday, MBA, BSN, RN, Program Manager for Telemedicine, Gundersen Health System  
 

This story originally appeared in the August 27, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Exceptional Education for You During September

Pandemic Considerations for Health Facility Design
September 15/10-11 a.m.
Pandemics are public health challenges that put enormous stress on healthcare workers, supplies, processes and facilities. Recognizing that all of these must be part of our strategy for improvement, and applying our expertise in facility design, EUA has been focusing on potential changes to architectural and interior design. Our primary focus has been on areas where there is already momentum for change, because that is where we anticipate the best adoption. We see several approaches working in concert to further improve our ability to minimize communicable disease transmission. These include reducing patient presentations at the facility, isolating infectious patients who do present, improving the facility’s ability to prevent the spread of infection, and providing surge capacity for high volume episodes. During this discussion EUA’s Healthcare experts will be fielding questions on the ongoing and upcoming shifts they see in healthcare facility planning. 
 
HHS Begins Clarifying Reporting Requirements for Provider Relief Funds
September 17/1-2 p.m.
This webinar will provide reporting obligation guidance for recipients of the Provider Relief Funds (PRF) which were established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.  Recently HHS informed providers reports will be required of any recipient who received PRF payments exceeding $10,000.  Recipients will also be asked to explain how they complied with PRF applicable terms and conditions. 
 
Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring for Surveillance and Management of Postpartum Hypertension and Beyond: Development & Implementation Strategies
September 22/10-11 a.m.
This webinar was designed to increase awareness to hypertension in pregnancy and the associated morbidity/mortality experienced by women through the postpartum period.  We will share our experience in developing a postpartum specific home telehealth/remote patient monitoring program from the research and clinical program perspectives.  We will demonstrate a virtual example of how we conduct our patient interactions with the patient at home through the tablet provided to them by our institution.  We hope to have a robust question and answer session with discussion on how other healthcare institutions may consider implementing such a program.   
 
Opioid Epidemic Case Study – Meeting the Increasing Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in America
September 24/10-11 a.m.
Tackling the opioid epidemic is an ongoing, uphill battle for many health care organizations and the lack of access to information poses an additional challenge for hospitals striving to improve their systems. Join us for a discussion on what you can do today to learn more about your data and what you can do as an organization to tackle this industry challenge.
 
Utilizing Telehealth to Advance Rural Health Access: Wisconsin Hospitals’ Experiences
September 29/10-11 a.m.
Hear from two Wisconsin hospitals on how they have utilized telehealth as well as the story that the data is telling.
 
Title: Lessons from the Data: What we can learn from COVID-19 Telehealth Data 
The rapid shift to delivery of almost all care to virtual platforms in response to COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to evaluate some of the long-held concerns and promises of telemedicine.  How much of a barrier is broadband? Does Telehealth increase utilization of healthcare?  Do patients like telehealth?  We will analyze the data in effort to answer these questions 
Speaker: Chris Meyer, Director of Telehealth and Virtual Care, Marshfield Clinic Health System
______________________________________________________________________
Title: Maintaining the Momentum 
Traditional face-to-face healthcare has been changed forever by the pandemic.  Patients and providers, in their demand for safe, timely, and accessible care, turned to Telehealth for solutions.  We will explore Gundersen Health System’s experience with telehealth before, during and after Covid-19.  We will review barriers, lessons learned, and strategies to maintain the energy surrounding telehealth.   
Speaker: Jessica Easterday, MBA, BSN, RN, Program Manager for Telemedicine, Gundersen Health System  
 

This story originally appeared in the August 27, 2020 edition of WHA Newsletter