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(15) Breaking the Code on a Career in Cybersecurity - YouTube

New Video Series Showcases Cybersecurity Careers

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The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) has made five short videos to provide background on the importance of cybersecurity in our computer and data-driven world. In the videos, practicing cyber professionals from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and elsewhere discuss their work, their career paths, and offer tips on how to prepare for a career in cybersecurity. 

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(15) Breaking the Code on a Career in Cybersecurity - YouTube

2017 International Forensic Science Error Management Symposium | NIST

2017 International Forensic Science Error Management Symposium | NIST

Crime Scene Track

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NIST and the FBI Laboratory invite you to the second International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management, on July 24-28, 2017.
Featuring our Crime Scene Track: The technologies for detecting, recording, collecting, packaging, transporting, and preserving forensic evidence are advancing rapidly. Crime scene investigators need continuous training to keep up with the latest tools for video-documenting crime scenes, recording 3-D impression evidence, interpreting blood spatter, and collecting traces of evidence invisible to the human eye. This track will cover the challenges that investigators confront in the field, including potential errors and how to mitigate them. To learn more about the various tracks and to register, please click on "Register Now", below.
Join our Twitter Chat using #NISTForensics.
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New Grant Announcement: HHS Awards $485 Million in Grants to Address Opioid Crisis

New Grant Announcement: HHS Awards $485 Million in Grants to Address Opioid Crisis

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New Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat opioid addiction. The funding, which is the first of two rounds provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act, will be provided through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants administered by SAMHSA.
The funding will be issued to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, four U.S. territories, and the free associated states of Palau and Micronesia. Funding will support a comprehensive array of prevention, treatment, and recovery services depending on the needs of recipients. States and territories were awarded funds based on rates of overdose deaths and unmet need for opioid addiction treatment.
Learn More About State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants

Enhancing Wraparound Approaches by Partnering with Faith-Based Community Organizations

Enhancing Wraparound Approaches by Partnering with Faith-Based Community Organizations







Grantees Tap Faith-Based Community Organizations to Help Young People

Systems of Care grantees enhance wraparound team approaches, like The Open Table model, by working with faith-based community organizations.

Transitioning from Prison to Community

New guidelines give behavioral health providers supportive approaches to help people with mental and substance use disorders successfully transition from prison.


Severe Weather and Its Effects on Mental Health

SAMHSA has dedicated resources through the Disaster Technical Assistance Center to help communities prepare for and effectively respond to needs that stem from severe weather events.


Interactive Decision-Making Tool Available for Opioid Treatment

Download a new tool to explore opioid use disorder treatment options to begin recovery.

IRF QRP Review and Correct Reports Now Available

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The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) review and correct reports are now available on demand in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) application. Providers can access these reports by selecting CASPER Reporting link on the “Welcome to the CMS QIES Systems for Providers” webpage. NOTE: You must log into the CMS Network using your CMSNet user ID and password in order to access the “Welcome to the CMS QIES Systems for Providers” webpage.
These reports:
  • Contain quality measure information at the facility level
  • Allow providers to obtain aggregate performance for the past four full quarters (when data is available)
  • Include data submitted prior to the applicable quarterly data submission deadlines
  • Display whether the data correction period for a given CY quarter is “open” or “closed”

What's New at HCUP User Support: New HCUP Statistical Brief (#222)

What's New at HCUP User Support

New HCUP Statistical Brief (#222)
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has posted a new statistical brief on the following:  Delivery Hospitalizations Involving Preeclampsia and Eclampsia, 2005-2014
The HCUP family of health care databases and related software tools and products is made possible by a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). 



Visit the HCUP User Support Web site at:  www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov

What's New at HCUP User Support: HCUP Fast Stats Data Update

What's New at HCUP User Support



HCUP Fast Stats Data Update
AHRQ has released new information in HCUP Fast StatsOpioid-Related Hospital Use. This Fast Stats update changes the reporting of population-based rates of opioid-related hospital use from discharge year to discharge quarter. The update also adds 2015 inpatient data for 28 States, 2015 emergency department (ED) data for 19 States, and 2016 inpatient data for 14 States.
More information is available at: www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/faststats/landing.jsp
The HCUP family of health care databases and related software tools and products is made possible by a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). 
Visit the HCUP User Support Web site at: www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov 

DoD Patient Safety Program Learning Update May 2017

Click the link to print a complete list of all upcoming Patient Safety events:
May 2017 Learning Update
 

About the Learning Update

The Learning Update delivers an upcoming schedule of Department of Defense Patient Safety Program (DoD PSP) and other patient safety activities, tools and resources to help you increase your patient safety knowledge and skills.
Please note that information about patient safety activities are continuously updated. Check out the eBulletin and the Calendar of Events section on the DoD PSP web site to get the latest details and confirm information provided here.

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Patient Safety On-Demand eLearning Courses
Patient Safety Learning Circles



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Instructor-led or self-paced online learning sessions focused on a specific product

On-Demand eLearning: Patient Safety Reporting System v1.01 eLearning Course
This course introduces basic navigation and functionality features of the JPSR system and the roles of system users, such as event reporters, event handlers and investigators. The course can be accessed through MHS Learn.
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On-Demand eLearning: Patient Safety Reporting: Intermediate Course*
Targeted to Patient Safety Managers and other Military Treatment Facility (MTF) staff already familiar with basic functionalities of the Joint Patient Safety Reporting System, this course is designed to help learners hone the decision-making skills needed to effectively manage patient safety event data in the JPSR, as part of the ongoing effort to eliminate preventable harm at MTFs.
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On-Demand eLearning: Root Cause Analysis*
This self-paced module outlines the DoD Patient Safety Program’s suggested practices for conducting a root cause analysis, from the initial reporting of a patient safety event through the formation of the RCA Team to the identification of contributing factors and root causes and the recommendation of corrective actions.
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Patient Safety Circles
 In-person or web-based forums focused on a specific topic

TeamSTEPPS® Webinar – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Please check our Calendar of Events for updates on this webinar.

The Joint Commission

There are multiple opportunities to attend accreditation and certification webinars offered by The Joint Commission.
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The High Stakes of Health Care Policy – Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
May 3, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

Patient Safety Learning Opportunity

Speakers:
  • John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, professor of practice, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • John B. Chessare, MD, MPH, president and CEO, GMBC Healthcare (Baltimore)
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An Insider’s Look at Drug Name Development: Working to Put Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Drug Name Problems Behind Us – Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
May 4, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

Patient Safety Learning Opportunity

Over the last few decades, through safety protocols that involve practitioner testing of proposed brand names, progress has been made to bring safety to the drug naming process. Along with technological improvements like electronic prescribing and bar code scanning, success has also been realized with reducing the potential for drug name-related errors. Still, several challenges remain.

This program is free and will take participants down the naming pathway; the road to development of a new drug brand name. Not widely known by most health care providers, participants will hear first-hand from several experts including a global pharmaceutical company, medication safety company, and the Food and Drug Administration, about the role each plays in the drug name development process.

Moderator:
  • Michael Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD(hon), DPS(hon), FASHP  
Speakers:
  • Dorothy Linvill-Neal, Novartis 
  • Susan Proulx, PharmD, Med-ERRS
  • Lubna Merchant, FDA
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Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care: Strategies to Engage Patients and Families – National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF)**
May 11, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT
Stand Up For Patient Safety
This complimentary webinar will discuss the threats to patient safety in primary care settings, interventions to engage patients and families to improve patient safety.

This event is eligible for one continuing education credit for the Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) recertification.

Speakers:
  • Margie Shofer, BSN, MBA, director, Patient Safety Portfolio, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQUIPS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Kelly Smith, PhD, co-principal investigator, Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families; director of Quality and Safety Research, MedStar Health
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Seven Popular Improvement Tools: How (and when) to use them – Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
May 18, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT

Patient Safety Learning Opportunity

Speakers:
  • David Williams, PhD, executive director, IHI
  • Susan Hannah, Head of Improvement Programmes – Early Years Collaborative & Raising Attainment for All, Scottish Government
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Global Trigger Tool in the Military Health System: An Implementation Guide for Inpatient Facilities
May 23, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT

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This webinar will focus on the "Global Trigger Tool in the Military Health System: An Implementation Guide for Inpatient Facilities," a new PSP resource designed to provide MHS patient safety professionals and health care professionals with an understanding of the GTT, how it will be implemented, and how to use the GTT data to measure, trend and prevent harm.
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The Joint Commission’s Tracer Methodology: A Tool for Continuous Improvement – ECRI Institute
May 25, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT

 ECRI Institute

Speakers:
  • Mary C. Magee, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, senior patient safety/quality analyst, ECRI Institute
  • Mary Parsons-Snyder, MBA, RN, patient safety analyst, ECRI Institute
For more information on registering for this webinar, please e-mail TQMC@ECRI.org or call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5800.

 
* Denotes that activity is eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credit. All CE credits are managed by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM).

**Did you know? As an NPSF Stand Up for Patient Safety member, DoD PSP receives complimentary access to webinars as a benefit of program membership. Check with your facility POC to obtain the member coupon code.

NSO Chamber Group in CRC Atrium - Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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The National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group
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May 2nd, 2017, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hatfield CRC Atrium, Bethesda, MD
The NIH Clinical Center and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) are pleased to announce a concert by a National Symphony Orchestra Chamber Group on Tuesday, May 2nd at 1:30 pm in the Clinical Research Center Atrium (Bldg. 10). Violinist Nurit Bar-Josef and pianist Audrey Andrist will perform Sonatas by Beethoven and Schumann.
Patients, family members, visitors and staff are invited to attend. Limited seating will be available on the 1st floor of the Atrium, with additional viewing available on the 3rd-7th floors. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Debbie Accame, Office of Communications and Media Relations, at 301.402.9579, or the Federal Relay at 800.877.8339.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' Webinar on May 10th



National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors' Webinar on May 10th

In recognition of Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is hosting an informational webinar sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on: Building Relationships between Mental Health and Aging Services.

Presenters: (1) Kimberly Williams, LMSW, President, Mental Health Association of New York City; and (2) Jo Anne Sirey, PhD, Weil Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry

Description: The population 65 and older will dramatically increase in the upcoming years. The U.S. Census projects that adults 65 and over will represent 56.4 million of the nation’s population by 2020. With the mental health needs of many older adults often going undiagnosed and untreated, this webinar will focus on strategies to integrate mental health into aging service settings. Ms. Williams will discuss New York’s statewide approach to engage and build relationships between mental health and aging service agencies.

Dr. Sirey will discuss evidence-based practices implemented in New York to screen and treat older adults with depression and other mental health disorders in non-traditional mental health settings for older adults. She will highlight lessons learned and recommendations for providing mental health services in these settings.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time

Registration Information: To register for this event, please click on: 
https://jbsinternational.webex.com/jbsinternational/onstage/g.php?MTID=e413cc656005503c02aea032e6b40609a. When you enter this page, click on the highlighted word "Register" on the Event Status line.
Contact Christy Malik (christy.malik@nasmhpd.org; 703-682-5184) with questions or for additional information about the webinar.

Patient Safety Organization Drives Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality Improvement | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Patient Safety Organization Drives Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality Improvement | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

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Patient Safety Organization Drives Inpatient Rehabilitation Quality Improvement

Patient Safety
April 2017
The Carolinas Rehabilitation Patient Safety Organization (PSO), which serves 34 freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation units, is facilitating the improvement of quality and patient safety across 19 States. Improvements have been particularly notable in the prevention of falls and hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
As the first AHRQ-listed PSO targeted specifically for inpatient rehabilitation settings, the Carolinas Rehabilitation PSO fills a niche to help improve patient care in these settings. For example, the PSO recognized that quality and safety metrics for acute and post-acute settings did not take into account the unique characteristics of inpatient rehabilitation—a critical setting in the post-acute continuum of care.
To help its facilities reduce harm and improve the quality of care, the PSO leveraged the AHRQ PSO Web site to create a database that tracks quality and safety events in the rehabilitation setting.
"We are focused on patient care and safety, so we are constantly seeking ways to improve," said Robert Larrison, Jr., president of the Carolinas Rehabilitation. "We created [a database called] the Exchanged Quality Data for Rehabilitation (EQUADRSM) to help foster a collaborative community for rehabilitation quality professionals. It allows the PSO to provide benchmarking data that rehabilitation facility staff can learn from in a protected space."
Alan Zaph, P.T., coordinator of the PSO, noted that the most significant improvement reported has been in the rates of unassisted falls and hospital-acquired pressure ulcer rates. "From 2010 to 2015, the reported rate of unassisted falls per 1,000 patient days improved by 18.9 percent. In 2010, the reported rate was 5.39 unassisted falls per 1,000 patient days, and in 2015 the rate dropped to 4.37," Mr. Zaph said.
The PSO shared tools from AHRQ's Preventing Falls in Hospitals guide with its facilities. Specific sections that were considered to be helpful include universal fall precautions (including the scheduled rounding protocols), standardized assessment of fall risk factors, care planning and interventions addressing risk factors within the overall patient care plan, and post-fall procedures (including a clinical review and root cause analysis).
Overall improvement has also been reported from 2010 to 2015 in rates of restraint use, which dropped 40.6 percent; hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism, which fell 25.9 percent; catheter-related urinary tract infections, which were reduced 70 percent; and urinary catheter use, which fell 41.7 percent.
Unassisted falls per 1,000 patients days dropped from 5.39  in 2010 to 4.37 in 2015.
Impact Case Study Identifier: 
2017-05
AHRQ Product(s): Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Topics(s): Blood Clots, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Long-Term Care, Outcomes, Patient Safety, Pressure Ulcers, Health Care Quality
Geographic Location: National
Implementer: Carolinas Rehabilitation Patient Safety Organization (PSO)
Date: 04/14/2017
Page last reviewed April 2017

AHRQ Tools Help Consumers Across Pennsylvania Take an Active Role in Their Health Care | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

AHRQ Tools Help Consumers Across Pennsylvania Take an Active Role in Their Health Care | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

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AHRQ Tools Help Consumers Across Pennsylvania Take an Active Role in Their Health Care

Patient Safety
April 2017
Hospitals and libraries across Pennsylvania are using AHRQ's "Questions Are the Answer" patient engagement tools and resources as a part of a consumer health literacy education program called "Engage for Health."
Engage for Health was launched during Health Literacy Month in October 2014. It was expanded and improved in 2015 as a pilot program involving 18 libraries statewide that tested a standardized assessment tool to measure the effectiveness of the program in promoting health literacy. The pilot reached 150 individuals ranging from students to retirees. Following the program, 92 percent of participants said the program improved their ability to prepare for medical visits, while 93 percent said they were more likely to discuss their concerns with their doctor.
Engage for Health is a partnership among The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR). The goal is to encourage people to take an active role in their health care.
Hundreds of Engage for Health programs have been held across Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region with the support HAP, Pennsylvania hospitals and health systems, PaLA, and NNLM MAR. The program was presented at a New York Library Association conference in 2016 and is planned for the 2017 Medical Library Association national conference.
The program—which incorporates AHRQ's video and other patient engagement resources—was developed by HAP as part of its efforts to improve the patient experience. HAP is a not-for-profit trade association representing nearly 250 acute care, specialty care, primary care, home health care, and other providers across Pennsylvania.
"When patients and their families are engaged as partners with the health care team, patients report better physical and emotional health," said Sandra L. Abnett, HAP's quality initiatives project manager.
"HAP's clinical staff used its expertise in the 'teach-back' technique to develop a community education program that teaches individuals how to use the technique to take an active role in their care by interacting with their provider and asking questions to make sure they understand the patient information they receive."
"This program includes a role play exercise with a health care professional to help individuals see first-hand how to interact with their providers by asking questions to make sure they understand the information they've received."
Impact Case Study Identifier: 
2017-04
AHRQ Product(s): Questions Are the Answer Public Service Campaign
Topics(s): Health Literacy, Health Care Quality, Outcomes, Patient Experience
Geographic Location: Pennsylvania
Implementer: The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Library Association; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Date: 04/14/2017
Page last reviewed April 2017

AHRQ Telehealth Project Helps Address Mental Health Needs Among Rural Elderly in New York State | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

AHRQ Telehealth Project Helps Address Mental Health Needs Among Rural Elderly in New York State | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

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AHRQ Telehealth Project Helps Address Mental Health Needs Among Rural Elderly in New York State

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April 2017
Telehealth sessions based on the AHRQ-funded Project ECHO® model helped New York State primary care clinicians provide mental health treatment to elderly patients in rural areas, according to staff at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). The initiative reduced emergency department (ED) visits by 20 percent and cut costs by 24 percent since 2014, according to Michael J. Hasselberg, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical nursing at URMC and director of Project ECHO Geriatric Mental Health model (GEMH).
Project ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is a telehealth distance-learning model that helps rural clinicians acquire new expertise and provide evidence-based health care to underserved patients by consulting with experts in major cities. The model, which connects rural clinicians to URMC specialist mentors via virtual clinics, was created by AHRQ grantee Sanjeev Arora, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of New Mexico, where it was first used to improve care for rural patients with hepatitis C.
URMC used Project ECHO to develop its GEMH model. The hospital's geriatric care consultations have corresponded with the reduction in costs associated with ED use based on claims data, Dr. Hasselberg said. Those results are shown in a study published online January 20, 2017, in Population Health Management.
Project ECHO GEMH focuses on patients with dementia or mental disorders living in remote or medically underserved areas of New York. As of November 2016, more than 500 community-based clinicians across the State had received clinical guidance on treating such patients.
"The Project ECHO model is fantastic because the use of videoconferencing technology allows you to reach so many more patients than anyone could in person," Dr. Hasselberg said. "And, there's a growing recognition of the importance of incorporating behavioral health into primary care work, in areas such as screening, diagnosis, and management of depression, for example."
During 90-minute videoconferencing sessions held every other week, primary care clinicians from across New York present patient scenarios and seek advice about appropriate care. Members of URMC's geriatrics specialist team—which includes a geriatric psychiatrist, geriatrician, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, pharmacist, and social worker—answer questions, offer guidance, and ultimately provide treatment recommendations.
Dr. Hasselberg said the telehealth sessions have increased collaboration among rural clinicians. In addition, URMC expanded its telehealth sessions in 2015 to include long-term care clinicians caring for this vulnerable population.
"Project ECHO promotes the forming of knowledge networks, which also allows community-based clinicians in similar settings to participate in the case discussions. Through a shared learning process, these clinicians become expert resources to their colleagues in their region of the State," Dr. Hasselberg said.
Demand for mental health care services will continue to grow, according to the New York State Office of Mental Health. The number of adults age 65 or older will almost double from 2.5 million in 2016 to 4 million by 2030, and the number of elderly patients with mental illness is expected to rise from 495,000 to 772,000 by that time.
Impact Case Study Identifier: 
2017-03
AHRQ Product(s): Project ECHO
Topics(s): Access to Care, Aging, Care Coordination, Chronic Care, Costs, Emergency Department, Health Care Quality, Health Information Technology (HIT), Mental Health, Patient Safety, Rural Health
Geographic Location: New York
Implementer: University of Rochester Medical Center
Date: 04/20/2017
Page last reviewed April 2017