Confidentiality, Privacy and Security

Cures Act Course

  • 1.  Cures Act Course

    Posted 11-30-2020 15:32
    Has anyone developed a training program or presentation regarding the Cures Act and would be willing to share it here?

    Many thanks,

    Lauren Wagner
    Compliance Officer

  • 2.  RE: Cures Act Course

    Posted 12-01-2020 06:04
    I have created a couple of presentations with Cures Act slides. I have not yet completed a training course, but I will by the end of December, if not earlier. I'm happy to share what I have now. I have also created a Info Blocking and Interoperability assessment, Infor Blocking Incident application, Info Blocking Patient request app and am working on an overarching Info Blocking/Interoperability policy.

    Contact me via kmclendon@complianceprosolutions and I'll send slide deck and voice over MP4 link. to anyone who asks. If you wish to see more let me know and we'll arrange it. I also have copies of ONC slides which I can share too. My slides are not yet good enough for annual type workforce training, but they are getting close. Right now they are targeted at HIM/Compliance/Privacy Officers and staff.

    Kelly McLendon, RHIA, CHPS
    Managing Director
    CompliancePro Solutions

  • 3.  RE: Cures Act Course

    Posted 12-01-2020 13:37

    Greetings, Lauren!  While this isn't a 'course' (and for anyone who might have missed the announcement), Google Cloud launched its new Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program yesterday (Nov 30th) to help providers and health systems manage compliance with the 21st Century Cures Act and its interoperability mandates. Google Cloud's Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program – offered in collaboration with an array of consultants and consulting groups – is designed to offer healthcare organizations assistance as they prepare for Cures Act compliance.  The program focuses on the following (from their blog post, below):

    • Understanding their current interoperability maturity levels;
    • Mapping out a stepwise journey to enable interoperability; and 
    • Navigating changes and increase their readiness for the new Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rules.

    The link is here:  Google Cloud Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program | Google Cloud Blog

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    Google Cloud Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program | Google Cloud Blog
    The 21st Century Cures Act, a United States law enacted at the end of 2016, mandates patient data interoperability for payers, providers, and healthcare organizations. As we approach rolling implementation deadlines, healthcare organizations are wrestling with how to liberate data from siloed systems-not only to give patients more granular control of their data, but also to improve outcomes by giving doctors a more complete view into their patients' conditions.
    View this on Google Cloud Blog >

    Of course, the ONC also has most of their presentations about the 21st Century Cures Act and other webinars available on their YouTube channel, which is great for reference:
    Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT

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    Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
    Welcome to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)'s YouTube channel. ONC is dedicated to raising awareness and provid...
    View this on YouTube >

    Additionally, Verisma offered a free webinar earlier this year -- available for playback from the link below (at the bottom of the page, after clicking link), see 'The 21st Century Cures Act & Its Impact on Disclosure Management' -- you can request a recording playback of that presentation.

    ROI Roundtable | Verisma

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    ROI Roundtable | Verisma
    This webinar examines how Baptist Health South Florida, an internationally renowned not-for-profit organization and clinical care network in southern Florida, has taken ROI operational innovation one step further by forming a joint venture, Health Systems Solutions, to centralize and standardize end-to-end processing.
    View this on Verisma >


    Hope some of this helps!!

    A. Andrews Dean, CPHIMS, CHPS, CHDA, CPHI, CPPM, CPC
    Health IT Regulatory Affairs & Healthcare Compliance Consultant

  • 4.  RE: Cures Act Course

    Posted 12-02-2020 16:29
    Hi Lauren,
    I have developed a presentation that I have provided for both Washington and California CSAs and would be happy to share with you, your organization, or your CSA. I have worked with Kelly McLendon on the development of the assessment as well and provide consulting services to help organizations prepare. Let me know if you would like more information.

    Debi Primeau
    Primeau Consulting Group