On-Demand MHA Webinars
Register Today: Diagnosis, Treatment & Care of Persons with Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias
Today, more than 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. This course will review important topics in Alzheimer's and related Dementias including guidelines for diagnosis and treatment as well as care management best practices. Expert faculty Anne Carr, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Dementia Care Manager, Hebrew SeniorLife and Erin Stevens, DO, Palliative Care Physician and Geriatrician, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center / The James Cancer Hospital will provide detailed considerations for caregivers and clinicians who serve aging adult populations.
Chapter 220 of Massachusetts Law requires all physicians, physician's assistants, registered nurses, and practical nurses who serve adult populations to complete a 1-time course on the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with cognitive impairments including, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. This MHA-produced webinar will help you attest to meeting the state requirements.
Provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the U.S. and in Massachusetts
Discuss highlights of the Massachusetts law related to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including the continuing education requirement for clinicians who serve adult populations
Describe guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s & related dementias
Identify care and management best practices for patients with Alzheimer’s & related dementias in the healthcare setting
• Patricia Noga, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Anne Carr, RN, MSN, GNP-BC, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Dementia Care Manager, Hebrew SeniorLife
Erin Stevens, DO, Palliative Care Physician and Geriatrician, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center / The James Cancer Hospital
Register Today: Safe Prescribing: Opioids and Pain Management
The opioid epidemic has had a dramatic impact on patients across our nation and on the way care is delivered across healthcare systems. This course will review important topics in opioid prescribing and pain management including guidelines for diagnosis and treatment as well as care management best practices. During the course, we will review the latest statistics from the opioid epidemic and prescribing data. Expert faculty Christopher Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director of the Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP) will discuss addiction prevention, review best practices for managing chronic pain, and discuss strategies for treating patients with pain. The course will define pain types, treatment goals, and overall outcomes & risk assessment.
This educational webinar is in compliance with the Massachusetts law for physicians Chapter 283 of the Acts of 2010, codified at 243 Code of MA Regulations 2.06(d). This MHA-produced webinar will help you attest to meeting the state requirements.
1. Describe the role of thorough evaluation of chronic pain, careful risk assessment, & managing patient expectations.
2. Identify how to develop a comprehensive pain management plan to maximize benefit & minimize risk.
3. Demonstrate how to properly monitor & manage chronic opioid therapy to maximize the benefit and minimize risk.
Christopher Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director, MCSTAP
Register Today: Hot Topics in Electronic Health Records for 2020
Trends and guidelines in the realm of electronic health records (EHRs) are ever-evolving. This course will review meaningful use of electronic health records, as well as how to utilize EHRs to improve patient care. Expert faculty David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital, will provide detailed considerations for the types of decision support available and how to use EHRs in collaboration with telemedicine. The course will cover key challenges and risk management around electronic health records and discuss updates around EHRs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
M.G.L. c. 112, § 2 requires that physicians applying for initial medical licenses and those seeking to renew or revive their licenses must demonstrate that they are proficient in the use of electronic health records (EHR). Demonstrating proficiency in EHR is now a prerequisite to medical licensure in Massachusetts. This MHA-produced webinar will help you attest to meeting the state requirements.
1. Identify meaningful use of EHRs
2. Explain how to use EHRs to improve patient care
3. Describe how to use telehealth in collaboration with EHRs
4. Define key challenges and risk management strategies surrounding EHRs
David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems, MassGeneral Brigham, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Register Today: Recognizing and Evaluating Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
Child abuse and neglect are pervasive and prevalent public health concerns. This course will review important topics around child abuse and neglect, including ways to identify child maltreatment as well as best practices for addressing such cases via the social and legal system. Expert faculty Aine Blanchard and Alice Newton will discuss strategies for identifying and treating suspected child abuse and neglect.
This activity satisfies or counts towards the state-mandated Child abuse/neglect identification and reporting education licensure requirement for Massachusetts. This MHA-produced webinar will help you attest to meeting the state requirements.
1.Describe child maltreatment as a prevalent and pervasive public health issue
2.Identify different forms of child maltreatment
3.Discuss the significance of “sentinel injuries”, as indicators of previous or future abuse
4.Employ best practice guidelines for recognizing and addressing child maltreatment
5.Identify the social and legal systems responsible for the management of child maltreatment cases
Aine Blanchard, LICSW, Program Manager, Child Protection Program, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Alice Newton, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Child Protection Program, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Register Today: Information Blocking: Complying with the New ONC Final Rule
The 21st Century Cures Act required the U.S. HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to develop regulations to improve interoperability and patient access to electronic health information and deter information blocking. In May 2020, both ONC and CMS published final regulations that outline a number of requirements for physicians, health IT vendors, health information exchanges, and payers regarding enhancing electronic health information exchanges and patient access to their data, including the use of modern health IT standards, standards-based APIs, and guidance regarding information-blocking practices. This webinar will focus on aspects specific to healthcare providers and steps practices should take in order to comply.
• Define information blocking and exceptions, as identified in the 21st Century, Cures Act.
• Recognize how the new rules affect compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
• Understand how the new rules affect current policies, procedures, and business associate agreements.
Chanley T. Howell, Partner and intellectual property lawyer, Foley & Lardner LLP
Register Today: Excellence in the Emergency Department
For many patients, the emergency department (ED) sets the tone for the entire patient experience. During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency medicine leaders have faced unique challenges and developed innovative solutions. At this conference, we’ll hear from local experts on leading practices from healthcare organizations that are doing things differently in the ED and seeing positive outcomes as a result. Hear from clinical thought leaders on how they transformed and led their EDs during the pandemic, as well as strategies for process improvement and innovation for the future of medicine.
Register Today: Breakthrough Program-- Telemedicine & Innovation: Seizing the Moment to Transform Healthcare
COVID-19 ushered in a virtual care revolution. Almost instantly, the landscape of healthcare as we knew it was fundamentally transformed. The question now is, what's next? How do we take lessons from the pandemic to improve the future of healthcare? How do we ensure gains in telemedicine are not only sustained but advanced to new frontiers in virtual care? And finally, how do other technologies and innovations help propel care? Telemedicine & Innovation will be a discussion of the most pressing issues facing our healthcare system today, and how we can advance technology to make the greatest impact for patients.
Register Today: Ransomware Threats to Hospitals: Key Facts and Strategies for Protection
Ransomware is a cybersecurity threat that is on the rise. These threats are constantly evolving, and every organizations is vulnerable to ransomware attack, data theft, and privacy breaches. These incidents are time-consuming to address, costly, and take a toll on public confidence in healthcare institutions at a time when you can least afford them.
As we rely on technology in every aspect of healthcare delivery, it is crucial to be vigilant, know the facts and understand strategies for how to protect your organization’s information technology infrastructure from compromise and how to be resilient if you are subject to ransomware.
Learn from industry experts including Colin Zick and Chris Hart from Foley Hoag about the current cybersecurity landscape, where ransomware fits in that landscape, how to ensure that your organization is protected from ransomware, and how to protect sensitive patient and employee information.
• John Riggi, Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, American Hospital Association
• Colin J. Zick, Partner, Co-Chair, Healthcare Practice, Privacy and Data Security Practice and COVID-19 Taskforce, Foley Hoag
• Christopher Escobedo Hart, Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy & Data Security Practice, Foley Hoag