1. Improving Health Literacy with Plain Language


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    Did you know that 60% of Canadians and 88% of seniors are not health literate? This impacts how well patients understand and evaluate instructions, advice and services. Health care professionals can help improve these figures by ensuring they communicate health information effectively through the use of plain language. Plain language isn’t about dumbing down how you write or talk. It includes words, tone, font size and simple document design strategies that are appropriate for the person or people you are speaking with.And that’s why it’s also important for health care professionals to use plain language when communicating with each other. It’s easy to forget that interdisciplinary team members may not know our jargon or share the same level of specialized knowledge. At this Quality Café webinar, filmed on May 29, 2013, participants learned about research, tips and resources that can help you better communicate with patients, your colleagues, and the public. About the Quality Café The Quality Café is a free one-hour lunch and learn series that takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1200 PT. Each Café features a new guest and topic related to improving quality of care. Are you passionate about improving how health care is delivered? Come to Quality Café! We invite all health care professionals, patients, organizations, and educators to join our online conversation. Register for upcoming webinars at bcpsqc.ca/learning/quality-cafe/

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    • Mining High-Quality Health Information from Online Resources: The Role of Big Data Analytics


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      Viyod Vydiswaran, MD, PhD Research Fellow & Research Investigator The School of Information University of Michigan

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      • Lynne Shoemaker - "Privacy and Security in the New World of Health Information Technology"


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        Patient’s medical information is electronically transmitted in many ways today. Information is exchanged for treatment purposes, payment for treatment, and to improve the quality of care within healthcare organizations. In this new age of health information exchange, what are the privacy and security concerns that providers and patients should be concerned about? Lynne Shoemaker, RHIA, CHP, CHC has over 25 years of experience in health information management with expertise in state and federal healthcare legal compliance, health information privacy and security of e-PHI, Health Information Exchange (HIE), Federal contractor and grant requirements and disaster recovery preparedness. She is an AHIMA credentialed professional who is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association, and she has been certified by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) as a HIT-Pro-Trainer. Lynne is the Integrity Officer at OCHIN, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Oregon. OCHIN, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest non-profit health information and technology Organized Healthcare Arrangements (OCHA) networks, recognized for its innovative use of Health IT to improve the integration and delivery of health care services for safety net clinics, county health departments, mental health services, school based health centers, small practices, critical access and rural hospitals in 12 States. OCHIN, Inc. also has a division of the company called O-HITEC, which is the Oregon Regional Extension Service (REC). Lynne is responsible for the day-to-day compliance related activities of OCHIN, Inc. and she has been involved in several HIE projects, including the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Disability Determination pilot project HIE. SSA is now implementing this HIE on a national basis. The SSA HIE is a part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NWHIN).

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        • Webinar: A New View of Your Health with CareSync


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          In this session, Amy Gleason provides an overview of how easy it is to get started with CareSync. Whether you want to enter in the information into the free web, iOS and Android apps yourself, or would prefer to rely on CareSync Plus to do it for you, this tutorial will help you get started, and show you all of the great ways that you can view and share your health information, collaborate with family and doctors, and manage tasks and track things like medications and appointments.

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          • Health Information Technology webinar


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            Learn all about the Health Information Technology Graduate Degree program at Canisius College through this informative webinar.

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            • USAID Panel - Perspectives on Monitoring and Evaluation


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              Robert Clay, Kanta Jamil, and Krista Stewart spoke at the MEASURE Evaluation End-of-Phase-III of Project Event on May 22, 2014 as part of a panel titled USAID Perspectives on Monitoring and Evaluation and Health Information Needs and Progress in the Last Five Years.

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              • Library on the Go!


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                Have you ever found yourself in need of health information away from your computer? Do you have a smart phone or tablet? Then you’re in luck! The Dalhousie Libraries offer a number of resources in mobile format, connecting you with health information no matter where you are. Find out what’s available and how you can use the library from the palm of your hand.

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                • But What If You’re at the Hospital? Library Services Where You Work


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                  Capital Health provides access to full-service libraries as a complement to library services at Dalhousie. Medical librarians are on staff Monday through Friday, providing personalized assistance in the library or at any Capital Health location. Learn more about the library services provided by Capital Health to support you in your practice, including customized literature searching and access to point of care tools like BMJ Best Practice.

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