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NoVA TechBreakfast featuring Pay SocialRadar Authentik Time Pipevine Small Batch Assembly
5/7/2014 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
AOL Dulles, Virginia United States
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Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.

Ethical Issues in Human Subjects Research Webinar By MentorHealth
5/7/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: This webinar is a compilation of information in areas that generate the most questions for human subject's researchers when conducting research internationally. Discussed in this webinar will be: 45 CFR 46.111 (a)(2) which states, "In evaluating risks and benefits, the IRB should consider only those risks and benefits that may result from the research (as distinguished from risks and benefits of therapies subjects would receive even if not participating in the research)." So what is risk assessment and how does that affect you? The Criteria for Approval found in both the FDA and HHS regulations stipulates what will be looked at during the approval process yet many do not know how, under which conditions, their study is reviewed and therefore do not anticipate possible questions in their study design.

The Federalwide Assurance is required for NIH funded studies. It is a written assurance filed with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) that outlines under which terms a study will be reviewed, approved, and conducted. Even if the study is not NIH funded the principles in the Federalwide Assurance apply. Because of this assurance, additional criteria get applied to studies. When does that happen? Why? Can it be avoided? These questions and more will be answered by learning the information presented in this webinar.

Why should you attend: All researchers want their studies be reviewed and approved quickly. Most investigators do not think about regulatory criteria when designing a study. Complicating matters is the current trend to conduct research in private physician offices and other community venues. Although this makes research more accessible to potential participants, it also invokes another set of regulations and requirements.

The consent document and process are always areas that generate questions. What can and cannot be used? Why? What is allowable? Risks, benefits and how those are viewed and accessed also confound and befuddle individuals working in this field. Knowing what to consider and what the possible stumbling blocks could be, make getting an approval to conduct human subject's research easier. Attendance at this webinar will do just that. It will not only give you a working knowledge of the areas that create the most confusion, it will also give you an understanding that will help you avoid or work through these areas faster and be of assistance to those around you.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Assurances: What are these? What do they stipulate? How they affect you as a researcher

Criteria for review. What to think about and consider when developing or conducting your study

Consent and assent. What is required? What choices do you have?

Community research. What is involved when you ask a private physician to conduct your study or to recruit from his/her clinic?

Risk/Benefit Assessment. What is it? Who makes the determination? What does that determination mean with regards to additional requirements? What is allowable?

Who Will Benefit:

Principal Investigators / Sub-investigators

Clinical Research Scientists (PKs, Biostatisticians,)

Safety Nurses

Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Coordinators (CRCs)

Recruiting Staff

QA / QC auditors and Staff

Clinical Research Data Managers

Human Research Protection Professionals

Sarah Fowler-Dixon, PhD, CIP is Education Specialist and instructor with Washington University School of Medicine. She has developed a comprehensive education program for human subject research which has served as a model for other institutions. She crafted budgets, policies, procedures, reporting, and training for the new program. She has initiated the planning, development, authorship and implementation of many human subjects research policies, practices, guidelines, submission and reviewer forms often working with state and federal authorities.

MentorHealth

Phone No: 800-385-1607

FaX: 302-288-6884

webinars@mentorhealth.com

Event Link: http://bit.ly/1pM4cgK

http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Risk Analysis to Meet HIPAA HITECH and Meaningful Use Webinar By MentorHealth
5/7/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: This presentation will guide the user on the principles of Risk Analysis and Risk Management to prioritize risks. It will rely heavily on the NIST 800-30 as revised and finalized on 09/18/2012.

The process of risk analysis starts with the simple principle that you must know you have an asset in order to protect it. This presentation will provide information about how to determine where the risks to the organization exist and point organizations to where to look for this information. Once information asset locations have been identified, then the risk and safeguards to that information can be explored.

Risk assessments are a key part of effective risk management and facilitate decision making at all three tiers in the risk management hierarchy including the organization level, network level, and information system level.

Risk Management is a process that provides for the identification, prioritization and management of technical and non-technical risk to the confidentiality, integrity or availability of information. Risks cannot be eliminated; they must be managed appropriately. A key step in security management is risk analysis; that is, identifying threats and vulnerabilities against security controls and measures. A risk analysis allows an organization to estimate potential loss. It also can help determine the most appropriate and cost-effective security measures to implement. After the risk analysis is performed, organizations should implement the safeguards and controls needed to keep risks at an acceptable level as determined by executive management or owner.

Why should you attend: The HIPAA security rule requires every covered entity (CE) to conduct a risk analysis to determine security risks and implement measures "to sufficiently reduce those risks and vulnerabilities to a reasonable and appropriate level." In addition to attest for Meaningful Use and organization must complete a HIPAA Risk Analysis and implement a Risk Management Program. This would include conducting a risk analysis at the organizational, network and application levels.

HITECH EMR Meaningful Use Post-Pay Audits have included a request that organizations provide proof that a risk analysis was performed prior to the end of the reporting period. In addition, they will ask for a risk mitigation plan to address deficiencies and they may request completion dates. It is not the Vendors Responsibility to conduct an application risk analysis; it is the covered entities responsibility. The Meaningful Use guidance has also shown that your risk analysis cannot be limited to just the application.

This session will explore the processes and methods that can assist organizations prioritize IT security projects by addressing the highest risks to the organization. Covered entities must make security decisions on what is appropriate for their specific environment and risk analysis is the tool to ensure that risk mitigation activities are reasonable for a specific environment.

This presentation reviews the regulatory requirements for security risk analysis and management, provides an overview of the types of risk analysis that can be performed, and offers a practical approach on how to comply with these requirements.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Locate the data, and then conduct a risk analysis

Define Reasonable By Using NIST and CMS Guidance as a Guide

Risk Analysis Steps

Identify the scope of the specific analysis

Gather Data

Identify and document potential threats and vulnerabilities

Assess and document current security measures

Determine the likelihood of threat occurrence

Determine the potential impact of threat occurrence

Determine the level of risk

Identify potential security measures and finalize documentation

Risk Management Steps

Develop and implement a risk management plan

Implement security measures

Evaluate (monitor) and maintain security measures

Risk Mitigation or Acceptance Options

Define Reasonable by Using the HIPAA Regulation as a Guide

The size, complexity, and capabilities of the covered entity

The covered entity's technical infrastructure, hardware, and software security capabilities

The costs of security measures

The probability and criticality of potential risks to EPHI

Conducting a Risk Analysis Of my Certified EMR

What questions should I ask?

What Documentation should I retain?

Creating a mitigation plan

Who Will Benefit:

Information Security Officers

Compliance Officers

Chief Information Officers

Meaningful Use Coordinators

William Miaoulis CISA, CISM, is a senior healthcare information system (IS) professional with more than 20 years of healthcare Information Security experience. Bill is the founder and primary consultant for HSP Associates. Prior to starting HSP Associates in January of 2013, Bill was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and led the HIPAA security and privacy consulting efforts for Phoenix Health Systems for over 11 years and also was the HIPAA Consulting Manager for SAIC for 18 months. For seven years, Miaoulis was the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center’s Information Security Officer, where he instituted the first security and privacy programs at UAB starting in October 1992.

MentorHealth

Phone No: 800-385-1607

FaX: 302-288-6884

webinars@mentorhealth.com

Event Link: http://bit.ly/1kqS7MO

http://www.mentorhealth.com/

2day Inperson Seminar on Effective Complaint Handling Medical Device Reporting and Recalls
5/8/2014 9:00 AM - 5/9/2014 6:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland United States
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An effective complaint handling system is an extremely important part of any quality system. Manufacturers should understand that any complaint received on a product shall be evaluated and, if necessary, thoroughly investigated and analysed, and corrective action shall be taken.

2day Inperson Seminar on Effective Complaint Handling Medical Device Reporting and Recalls
5/8/2014 9:00 AM - 5/9/2014 6:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland United States
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An effective complaint handling system is an extremely important part of any quality system. Manufacturers should understand that any complaint received on a product shall be evaluated and, if necessary, thoroughly investigated and analysed, and corrective action shall be taken.

2day Inperson seminar on Effective Complaint Handling Medical Device Reporting and Recalls
5/8/2014 9:00 AM - 5/9/2014 6:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland United States
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The regulatory expectations for both pharmaceuticals and medical devices will be emphasized as well as overview of best practices for timely and effective investigations. Trending is the only way a company can stay on top of emerging quality issues and address those that are most pressing.

3rd Annual F5 Government Technology Symposium 2014
5/8/2014 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Newseum Washington, District of Columbia United States
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3rd Annual F5 Government Technology Symposium 2014

Application Strategy to Future-Proof Your Investments

With the 3rd Annual F5 Government Technology Symposium less than a month away, we are excited to announce Michael Rau, Vice President of Collaboration Systems and Solutions, Cisco, and Jill Singer, former CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office, as keynoter speakers, as well as John Gilroy, Director of Business Development at BLT & Host, Federal Tech Talk on Federal News Radio, as our panel session moderator.

ZINC SHOWER
5/8/2014 10:00 AM - 5/10/2014 10:00 PM
Matadero Madrid Madrid Spain
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International Meeting-Show for entrepreneurs, investors and other professionales from the Creative and Culture Industries

The Politics And Ethics Of Health Care Reform Webinar By MentorHealth
5/8/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
online event Fremont, California United States
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Overview: All major health policy initiatives that seek to redraw lines and reshape the system are going to be controversial; that is a given. However, recent efforts to address cost, coverage, and efficiency issues in the system have produced a firestorm of debate, political posturing, and questionable behavior. There have been threats, dire predictions of disaster, overblown expectations, dysfunctional web sites, quirky Supreme Court decisions, and other events that have turned the normally dry field of health policy into high drama.

Patients are turning to health care professionals to find out what is really going on, and many of those professionals are not always able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Among the key issues are:

Patient fears that Medicare will somehow be compromised or even eliminated

Massive variations among states regarding expansion of the Medicaid program

Insurer practices that appear to be seeking to continue the practice of discrimination against the sick - practices that in some cases have the support of state governors, who are refusing to enforce anti-discrimination provisions of the ACA

Concerns about the privacy of personal patient medical information, which has always been at risk, but is widely seen as being more vulnerable as system- and even community-wide health care data bases are developed and electronic medical records and e-prescribing become the order of the day

Issues of access to care, as fewer and fewer physicians accept Medicaid patients, physicians treating Medicare patients move to "concierge" practices, and physicians move from individual or small-group practices to large medical groups

The growing problem of overprescribing and misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs - will e-prescribing make it worse?

The battle for the "hearts and minds" of the public, which has involved both scare tactics and intentional misinformation

None of this is new; the battle 50 years ago over the creation of Medicare and Medicaid was one of the nastiest political fights in American history. When the war was finally over, the most powerful lobby in Washington, DC, had lost much of its clout, and a new era of government involvement in care of the aging had been ushered in. Could the current debate have similar far-reaching consequences?

This webinar will examine what has happened historically with tough health policy fights and their results, and will apply some of those lessons to the current situation. It will also provide objective information about some of the major contemporary battles, what the truths and falsehoods are, and what may happen with regard to them. It will also identify political and ethics issues that are part and parcel of the changing scene that have been largely overlooked - and that could play a major role in determining the success or failure of health care reform. These include ACA's failure to provide for the poorest of the poor, the gray area of coverage for undocumented immigrants, the coming fight over what constitutes optimal care for a given condition, changes in payment structure that will force providers to think in entirely new ways, and the failure of the ACA (or any other initiative, for that matter) to ensure that health care will be both accessible and affordable going forward.

Why should you attend: There has been enough inaccurate information spread about the major reform initiatives of the day - the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the HITECH Act, and state coverage innovations - to make the Brothers Grimm appear to have been telling the absolute truth. That has been one major dilemma in the debate over sweeping changes in the health care system that is being attempted by powers both public and private. But there have been other problems as well, and among them has been a passionate, but at the same time, dispiriting political fight over government's role in health care and the responsibility of the individual. Insurers have tried to get around the new rules; state governors have refused to participate in or enforce certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act; adoption of new approaches by providers, even when virtually mandated, has been spotty. The result is a landscape littered with uncertainty and inconsistency that has left the average health care professional confused and, in many cases, angry.

On top of those stresses have been thorny ethics problems that have dogged reform efforts from the beginning. A provision in the ACA that would have paid physicians $50 for discussing end-of-life issues with Medicare patients (which most physicians do, anyway) was condemned as an attempt to shorten the lives of those patients. A commission charged with finding ways to reduce inflation in the Medicare program was condemned as a "death panel." A $2 billion fund to improve public and preventive health activities was diverted by Congress to non-health care purposes.

Where does the truth lie? How can the politics of health get this ugly? What are the real political and ethical quandaries posed by health care reform, and how might they be addressed? Health care professionals need to know, not only in order to be in compliance with new laws and regulations, but also because they should be involved in addressing these thorny issues.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Previous major battles over health care system reform initiatives - what happened and why

The politics of reform - high stakes, key players

Unresolved political issues of recent reform initiatives

Unresolved ethics issues of recent reform initiatives

Improving both the environment and the quality of the debate

Who Will Benefit:

Health Care Professionals

Hospital and Health System Trustees

Executives, Clinician Leaders, and Department Heads

Employers and Employer Health Care Coalitions

Biomedical Ethicists and Consultants

News Media Representatives who cover the health care field

Community Health Care Advocates

Health Care Planners

Emily Friedman is an independent health policy and ethics analyst based in Chicago. She has been researching and writing and speaking about health policy since 1977. Among her areas of interest are future trends in health care; health care reform initiatives; “comparative effectiveness” and other quality improvement efforts; the social ethics of health care; the future of health care leadership; the ethics of health care leadership; health policy and how it works (or doesn’t); the impact of demographic change on health care; insurance and coverage issues; lessons from international health systems; and the relationship of the public and society with the health care system. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, where she has repeatedly been named one of the School’s best teachers; an honorary life member of both the American Hospital Association and the American Medical Association; and a prolific lecturer and writer.

MentorHealth

Phone No: 800-385-1607

FaX: 302-288-6884

webinars@mentorhealth.com

Event Link: http://bit.ly/1pHTmu3

http://www.mentorhealth.com/

Improving the Quality of Your Data Models Webinar By EITAGlobal
5/8/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online Event(World wide) Fremont, California United States
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Based on a combination of original research and practical use of data models in the field, usually under significant time pressure, the presenter has amassed a number of techniques for developing and checking the quality of data models. Models have been developed over the past 25 years in a wide range of industries including CPG, Manufacturing, Insurance, Media, Energy, Telecommunications, Service and Healthcare.

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