October 8, 2018
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In This Issue
August MUR Available On HIDI Analytic Advantage®
Registration Open For 16th Annual Health Policy Summit
MHD Releases Provider Bulletins For Telehealth
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Highlights Cyber Careers
Cox Barton County Hospital Names Interim CEO
This Wednesday, Oct. 10, is the last day to register to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, general election. Check your registration status online.
HIDI Tech Connect
Staff Contact: Cerise Seifert
Data for the August 2018 monthly utilization report have been posted on HIDI Analytic Advantage® and are available to download for distribution or placement in a network folder. HIDI Analytic Advantage® PLUS has been updated to include this data. Contacts from participating hospitals have been notified by email, and they may download and save the Excel worksheet to a secure location on their networks or PCs. The data are encrypted on the site and also during the transmission from HIDI. Once the data have been transferred, it must be secured according to the hospital’s security procedures. September 2018 data are being collected now and are scheduled to be available Monday, Nov. 5.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Stephen Njenga
The University of Missouri Center for Health Policy and Missouri Women’s Council announced that the 16th Annual Missouri Health Policy Summit will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, Mo. The event will raise awareness of women’s health issues throughout life. Practical tools will be shared to promote healthy environments for women in settings ranging from hospitals, workplaces, schools and communities. Additional information is available online. Register by Saturday, Oct. 20, for the early registration rate.
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Staff Contact: Jim Mikes
The MO HealthNet Division issued two new provider bulletins covering telehealth.
Staff Contact: Ted Suess
A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. The second week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month addresses ways to motivate parents, teachers and counselors to learn more about the field and how to best inspire students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers in health care. An infographic shares key information on what to expect in a role in protecting the internet and provides resources for future cybersecurity professionals.
Symantec is hosting a webinar, “Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity,” at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Speakers will address ways to build the cybersecurity workforce and how to inspire students to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers.
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Staff Contact: Carol Boessen
Darren Bass was named interim CEO at Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar, Mo., effective Oct. 4. Bass also is president of Cox Monett Hospital and system vice president of Community Hospital Group. He replaces Wendy Duvall who served as CEO since May 2013. A search is being conducted for a permanent replacement. A list of CEO changes is available online.
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Children with four or more adverse childhood experiences are four times more likely to suffer from depression in their lifetimes, eight times more likely to become alcoholics and 20 times more likely to use intravenous drugs. Those who are exposed to very high doses of adversity without caring adults to help can have more than double the lifetime risk of heart disease and cancer and a nearly 20-year difference in life expectancy.
Source: USA TODAY