Including the pre-symposium workshops, the 2016 NANT Annual Symposium in Las Vegas NV March 21-24 will include sessions on professional development, water treatment, machine troubleshooting, empathy and patience with patients, patient needs, disaster preparedness, body and dialysis chemistry, cyber security, infection control, fluid management, vascular access, dialysis modalities, reuse, biofilms, and dialysate composition. For details and registration see http://dialysistech.net/events/2016-annual-symposium .
CMS has published a fact sheet called HIPAA Privacy and Security Basics for Providers. For details see http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/MLN-Publications-Items/ICN909001.html?DLPage=1&DLFilter=securit&DLSort=0&DLSortDir=ascending .
Northwest Renal Network’s monthly patient flyer is now posted on our website at http://www.nwrenalnetwork.org/P/M/Monthly.htm. The featured topic for May is Patient Rights. These flyers are designed for posting in the facility waiting area, and for distribution to patients and family members. Contact our Patient Services Director, Lisa Hall (email@example.com) if you have questions or ideas for future monthly topics.
CMS has released new and revised Medicare Learning Network Fact Sheets on…
- Communicating with Your Medicare Patients (revised), at http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/Communicating_With_Patients_Fact-_Sheet_ICN908063.pdf – including background information and communication tips to help you understand and respond to all patients, older patients, and racially, ethnically and culturally diverse patients.
- Medical Privacy of Protected Health Information (new), at http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/Downloads/SE0726FactSheet.pdf – resources and information regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule and how this rule applies to health care practices, guidance on common patient encounters with the Privacy Rule, and HHS HIPAA web page resources.