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DEC 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED PRESENTATION – HOSPITAL PROMOTING INTEROPERABILITY


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED PRESENTATION – Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Hospitals

Kentucky REC expert advisor Kristina Feathers will discuss the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program for Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. She will review recent changes finalized by CMS to continue the advancement of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) utilization, focused on improving interoperability and health information exchange to ensure program participants maintain successful reporting in 2021 and beyond.

View our Agenda

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.

DEC 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKER – JESSICA SASS, UK HEALTHCARE

 


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED SPEAKER – JESSICA SASS, UK HEALTHCARE Deputy Executive Director
Implementing Population Health Management at UK Healthcare

As the leading academic-based medical center in the state and one of the largest referral centers in the nation, UK Healthcare has a mission to improve the overall health and well-being of Kentuckians across the Commonwealth and beyond. This presentation will encompass a case study of the strategic goals and implementation processes in developing a robust Population Health Management program within an Academic Medical Center and will identify elements critical for scaling and implementation across multiple care settings.

Jessica Sass is Director of Ambulatory Population Health at UKHC as well as a Nurse Practitioner for Family & Community Medicine. The focus of Sass’s work has been on transformative care, population health, care transitions and quality improvement.

She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Kentucky. Prior to this, she earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Missouri Western State College. Licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse since 2004, she has worked in various care settings which include a critical access hospital in rural Northeast Kansas, providing care in the primary care clinic, emergency department and inpatient setting; the county health department in the Women’s Health Program, an Urgent Care facility and a Level 1 trauma emergency department.

In addition, Sass completed a fellowship with the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program focused on leadership and management skills, the Chief Quality Officer Professional Development Program through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Agile Implementation Bootcamp through the Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science (IU). She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Kentucky Association of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

View our Agenda HERE

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.

DECEMBER 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKER – ANDREW BLEDSOE, KENTUCKY HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE (KHIE)

 


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED SPEAKER – ANDREW BLEDSOE, KHIE Deputy Executive Director
 
Bridges to Coordinating Care: The New KHIE!

KHIE is an interoperable electronic network that supports the exchange of patient health information among healthcare providers across the Commonwealth and beyond. KHIE’s goal is to aid and assist in patient care delivery. Currently, KHIE has over 8000 connections within Kentucky where patient information is exchanged and provided back to healthcare agencies.

Andrew Bledsoe, KY State HIT Director and KHIE Deputy Executive Director, will provide a deep dive into the multitude of KHIE Services and how they can assist with both clinical care coordination and COVID reporting. Exciting KHIE enhancements include a connection to the National eHealth Exchange allowing access to important data from healthcare providers from across the country including the VA, DOD, and the SSA, further broadening the scope of care coordination. In addition, KHIE has recently finished functionality on an Image Exchange Program allowing images to be shared both from hospital PAC systems and displayed to users via the KHIE ePartnerViewer Provider Portal. Starting initially with KY hospitals, KHIE’s goal is to broaden the scope to include diagnostic centers and other healthcare disciplines that rely on imaging. Andrew will also describe improvements to the KHIE Provider Portal allowing users to automatically or manually add COVID-19 Lab Results, Vaccine Reporting, in addition to allowing users to upload notes designed to share patient data.

For more information, contact Andrew and his team at www.khie.ky.gov

View our Agenda HERE

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.

UPCOMING WEBINARS – QPP YEAR SIX: 2022 FINAL RULE

On November 2, 2021 CMS released the Quality Payment Program Year 6 (Program Year 2022) Final Rule.

In this Rule, CMS finalized changes impacting the Merit Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS), including long awaited details surrounding MIPS Value Pathways, and the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) tracks of the QPP.
Our Kentucky REC experts are committed to helping our clients, practices, and providers throughout the state with the essential elements you need to know to navigate upcoming changes to this program.

Kentucky REC Quality advisors are hosting a series of webinars to discuss the Year 6 Final Rule, giving you important information to help you best address the changes in the Quality Payment Program. November 17th will be our client only first analysis of the Final Rule, followed by a Public Webinar, open to all, held on January 12th.

QPP YEAR 6 WEBINAR: 2022 FINAL RULE
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12th 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Contact the experts at Kentucky REC for all your QPP, MIPS, and APM questions. We’re here to help: 859-323-3090.

DECEMBER 2 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED PRESENTATION – QUALITY IMPROVEMENT


DECEMBER 2, 2021 – Kentucky REC Annual Conference

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center

FEATURED PRESENTATION – Quality Improvement Mindset: Hardwiring Adaptability and High Reliability in Healthcare

Kentucky REC Quality & Value Team Lead Jessica Elliot and Team Member Vance Drakeford will discuss sustaining Quality Improvement initiatives through the adoption and implementation of improvement science methodology. They will share ways to foster a culture of continuous quality improvement in the healthcare setting and how to leverage technology and innovation to drive patient-centered care outcomes in a clinical setting.

View our Agenda HERE

During our day together, we’ll have guest speakers, along with presentations on quality initiatives, HIPAA, Telehealth, and more to ensure that clinicians, hospital administrators, and clinic staff are well prepared for the challenges of modern healthcare. Our valued partners at KHIE, the Kentucky Health Information Exchange, will be presenting along with us.

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually. All registrants will receive links to session recordings after the event.

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.

DEC 2 KENTUCKY REC ANNUAL CONFERENCE FEATURED SPEAKER: VITALE BUFORD

Hybrid Event with Special Guest Speakers – In Person and Virtual

Lexington Kentucky, Malone’s Prime Events Center 

We are pleased to be hosting our first ever HYBRID event to give our attendees the option to attend either in person* or virtually.

FEATURED SPEAKER: VITALE BUFORD – OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM

Perfection is one of the most pervasive challenges holding leaders back – in fact, 97 percent of people struggle with some form of perfectionism. We too often believe that if we achieve perfection, we will also achieve happiness and success -whether it be in our professional life, personal life, or in ourselves.

Symptoms of perfectionism include procrastination, control, people-pleasing, unrealistic expectations, conflict avoidance, feeling stuck, imposter syndrome, all-or-nothing thinking, anxiety, comparison, and stress. In Overcoming Perfectionism, you will learn how to take your energy toward perfectionism and turn it toward success. Attendees will leave feeling more empowered than ever before and will have the tools to help them lead with imperfection and build their confidence.

About Vitale Buford, The Imperfectionist
Vitale brings her perfectionism training and concepts to life in a fun and relatable way, empowering teams and companies to transform the way they work, produce, and relate. She is an iPEC-certified executive coach, trainer, award-winning speaker, and author. Featured in The New York Times, she is the author of the book, Addicted to Perfect, detailing her struggle with perfectionism and how she overcame it. Vitale considers herself an architect of corporate culture – working with organizations and leaders to transform their cultures of perfectionism to cultures of excellence. She does this through workshops, intensive team trainings, strategic advisory, keynotes, culture change, and leadership coaching. Before starting her own business, Vitale spent 14 years working in marketing and business development for a variety of industries and professional service organizations.

She now lives her life purpose helping leaders and workplaces overcome perfectionism. Vitale loves traveling, Fleetwood Mac, morning walks, and lives in Kentucky with her husband, son, and dog.

Kentucky REC Annual Conference Agenda

Thursday, December 2

8:30 —Registration
9:00 — Welcome
9:05 — Quality Improvement - Kentucky REC Quality Experts & Guest Speaker Jessica Sass, UK HealthCare

Quality Improvement Mindset: Hardwiring Adaptability and High Reliability in Healthcare – Jessica Elliott & Vance Drakeford, Kentucky REC

Implementing Population Health Management at UK HealthCare
Featuring – Jessica Sass, UK HealthCare

11:00 — Break/Networking
11:05 — Bridges to Coordinating Care: the New KHIE!
Andrew Bledsoe, Deputy Executive Director, KHIE
11:45 — Lunch/Networking
12:00 — Special Guest Speaker Vitale Buford, Transformation Coach

Overcoming Perfectionism

2:00 — Break/Networking
2:10 — HIPAA Security: Proper Safeguards are the Key to Passing an Audit
Amy Daley, Kentucky REC
3:10 — Break/Networking
3:20 — Medicare Promoting Interoperability for Hospitals

Kristina Feathers, Kentucky REC

3:50 — Making Telehealth a Permanent Solution

Robin Curnel, Kentucky REC

4:20 — Wrap-up

Questions? Contact us at Kentucky REC or call us at 859-323-3090.

*Masks are required during our in person event based on UK HealthCare COVID guidelines.