Equity of access or equitable access in healthcare refers to providing equal healthcare services to patients in equal need. Equitable healthcare ensures that all individuals have timely access to affordable, high-quality, and appropriate care services. The type of care accessible via equitable care may include preventive care, mental health support, emergency care, etc.
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The AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI) network and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE), both part of the American Hospital Association, are once again joining forces to advance their shared mission to close health equity gaps by building strategic hospital-community partnerships and developing and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts in hospitals and health systems. The Accelerating Health Equity Conference is an opportunity to learn from each other, celebrate achievements, and fuel the momentum to drive change - turning words into action. Through this conference, the American Hospital Association (AHA) brought together two of its leading networks to advance their shared mission to close health equity gaps by building strategic hospital-community partnerships and developing and sustaining diversity and inclusion across the field.
Consider submitting a presentation proposal or research poster to contribute to this one of a kind event in 2022. Presentations are due by the deadline of Dec. 9 and posters are due by Feb. 10. Join NRHA and rural health leaders from across the country in the Land of Enchantment to help raise the standard for rural health with over 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions and much more. NRHA's Health Equity Conference, one of the only meetings in the nation to focus on health equity issues in rural America, is May 10 in Albuquerque, N.M.
This conference is designed for those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and health care services to underserved and often under-represented populations, including LGBTQIA+, veteran, and homeless rural residents as well as multiracial and multicultural members of rural communities.
Ensuring equitable access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond is a top priority for today's healthcare organizations. At the start of the pandemic, New York City Health and Hospitals, the largest U.S. public healthcare system, moved quickly to innovate and build a telehealth system that addressed disparities and improved access to care. Today, NYC H+H and Dr. Kevin Chen, Senior Director of Design and Evaluation, continue to build on the path to a more equitable telehealth environment. During this webinar, hear from Dr. Chen to learn how your organization can leverage evidence based strategies to address current barriers to equitable telehealth access and more.
In 2018, hundreds of you joined us at Google HQ In Venice for The First SaludConTech Symposium. Beyond the many inspirational talks, we were amazed by the connections made and friendships built. Each time we bring our family together, whether in-person or online, we are amazed by the passion, expertise, and creativity. We have found that the most valuable part of the symposium comes from our members sharing their experiences and best practices.
The SaludConTech Symposium will bring together thought leaders from across the healthcare spectrum, embracing the intersection of health equity and digital health to explore the role of technology in addressing health disparities in minority communities.
The symposium is an opportunity to network with forward-thinking physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, founders, payors, investors, elected officials, public health experts, community health leaders, promotores, and patients to advance social justice and digital health equity in Latino/a communities.
Hospitals and health systems are incentivized to rethink their approach to health care in a manner that drives beneficial, transformative change to the health care field and patients. By employing system stewardship, health care stakeholders from patients and employees to hospital ownership and management can produce positive operational and clinical outcomes by addressing conditions that promote shared responsibility.
The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) maintains the California Regional Health Care Cost & Quality Atlas, a unique all-payer claims database that measures the total cost of care of 30 million Californians. The Atlas compares value-based coverage models against purely fee-for-service plans and networks. Jeffrey Rideout, MD, CEO of the IHA, will report on the 2019 findings, as well as the potential for the application of the total cost of care measurement system to newly-developing equity measurement.
You can join us for a session on Measuring Accountable Performance for Cost, Quality, and Equity.
Efficiency is more than just driving profits it's crucial to patient experience and enabling operational development. It also serves as the first step toward unlocking transformational healthcare, which allows systems to extend operations and enhance patient experiences. To get there, leaders are required to look inward at their systems and identify operational silos holding back efficiency in order to knock those walls down.
With a heightened awareness of health inequities, there has been an increase the in the identification of social determinants of health (SDOH) data for inclusion in care processes. However, there is little guidance on how to implement the use of these data within clinical workflows.
Join HIMSS on October 26 at 12:00 pm CT to learn more about SDOH implementation use cases using dyads consisting of vendors of SDOH tools and healthcare providers that have implemented the tools. We will also discuss the SDOH needs from a community health practice, including the sharing of SDOH data across practice settings. The overall purpose is to share best practices and discuss lessons learned to support nurses involved in SDOH activities and organizations looking to implement.
The CDRP will present our 9th annual symposium on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. This will be a one-day virtual event.
8:45 am – Opening Remarks Elbert Huang, MD, MPH Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Research and Policy Professor of Medicine University of Chicago
9:00 am Sachin D. Shah, MD, FACP, FAAP Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics Associate Chief Medical Information Officer University of Chicago Medicine Seizing the moment for telehealth policy and equity
9:45 am Megan Huisingh-Sheetz, MD, MPH Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine University of Chicago Medicine EngAGE Frail Older Adults with Diabetes Using Alexa: Design, Utilization, & Impact of a Socially Motivated Exercise Program
Since 2006, U.S. National Health IT Week has brought together stakeholders in Washington, DC and across the country to demonstrate the power of information and technology to transform health. Today, HIMSS is pleased to use the power of this partner-driven platform to launch Global Health Equity Week, an initiative focused on displaying the value and potential of health information and technology to transform health and support the elimination of health disparities, taking place October 25-29, 2021.
Last year, HIMSS and the health information and technology community highlighted the role of digital health as a bridge to patient wellness by focusing on maternal health, patient identification and safety, telehealth and public health data modernization. This year, we will continue to support those efforts as we focus upon:
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Participants will experience opportunities to elevate conversations about care and wellness and take actionable steps to support healthy communities. We’re developing details on how you can get involved and take action.
October 25 to October 29, 2021
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