The Education Center is proud to offer classes on human trafficking, meaningful use, and health IT privacy and security practices. The impetus behind these classes was generated by member feedback and requests. Below is brief description of each class:

charity blueHuman Trafficking: What Health Care Providers Need to Know: According to a recent NPR Marketplace story, as many as 68% of human trafficking victims and an astounding 87.8% of sex trafficking victims say they had contact with health care while being trafficked. Human trafficking is not something that happens “somewhere else,” but unfortunately, is something that is happening right here and right now. In fact, The Salvation Army’s Anti-Human Trafficking Program has served 400 individuals since May 2012 and that figure does not include cases served by other agencies or not reported.

This 3-hour class will explain how healthcare providers can identify human trafficking victims and how they can be the first step in victim’s rescue. It will also discuss what happens after suspected human trafficking cases are reported from a legal and support perspective. This class will be most beneficial for first responders, emergency department personnel, social workers, and primary care professionals.

Registration is $30 for Health Collaborative members and $50 for non-members. Further information and a registration link can be found by clicking here.

MeHealth IT dataaningful Use 2016: Preparing for the Road Ahead – Dayton Edition: Meaningful Use is an incentive program for eligible providers, such as primary care providers, hospitals and critical access hospitals that encourages the use of electronic health records. There are numerous requirements that must be met in order for providers to be eligible for this additional payment.

Stage 2 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements retroactively went into effect January 1, 2016 and meaningful use will be part of the new way that primary care physicians are paid. In this class, attendees will learn how to navigate through current MU requirements and how to prepare for Stage 3 requirements. The focus is geared towards primary care office managers and physicians, but the class will also cover general information applicable to hospitals and critical access hospitals.

The Education Center is partnering with Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) for this 3 hour class on July 14. The class will be held at GDAHA’s new offices in Dayton.

Registration is $55 person. Further information and a registration link can be found by clicking here.

smartphone119.png orangeHealth IT: Navigating Privacy and Security: This 3.5 hour class will discuss the whats, whys, and hows of health IT privacy and security. Topics covered will include a review of health IT privacy and security regulations, strategies to safeguard protected health information and how to conduct a health IT security risk analysis. There will also be a section dedicated to specific topics in health privacy. This discussion will cover a variety of health IT privacy and security considerations, such as how to disclose behavioral health records, how to dispose of PHI, and how to share patient information in emergency situations and others.

This course is geared toward anyone who deals with health IT in all care settings including primary care, hospitals, nursing facilities, home health and others. While the information being presented is generally applicable to most or all care settings, the focus will be on primary care.

Registration fees will be $30 for Health Collaborative members and $50 for non-members. Please check The Health Collaborative website soon for additional class information.