Upcoming Events

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Free Series: 7 Hospital-Home Care Collaboration Models for Improved Patient Care

In a September 3 presentation, we introduced hospitals and home care providers to the HCA-HANYS-IHA “Statewide Hospital-Home Care Collaborative for COVID-19 and Beyond.”

As part of this program, we are offering seven upcoming webinars free of charge for all hospital and home care organizations in New York State.

Each webinar (from September to December) features a pairing of hospital and home care faculty who’ve implemented an innovative and replicable program model of collaboration to share with peers for adaptation on a statewide basis.

Learn more about the webinar series, topics dates and registration here.

HIPAA 2-Part Webinar Series: Sept. 17 & 24

Join HCA and Joan Usher, President of JLU Health Record Systems, for this two-part webinar series on HIPPA.

All registrations include live webinars on the dates below and access to the session recording for two weeks following the live event.

9/17: HIPAA Enforcement Is On The Rise – Be Prepared

HHS’s Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing the Privacy and Security Rules and continues to step up enforcement in 2020. This webinar will discuss HIPAA updates and essentials your organization needs to comply with under HIPAA.

9/24: Prevent HIPAA Breaches – Lock Down Smartphone Texting and Emails

The trend with today’s health care professionals is instant information by utilizing text and emails. Is your staff putting the agency at risk by sending Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) unencrypted? Are you confident clinical staff and aides are following HIPAA guidelines when communicating information electronically? Understand what policies need to be in place for meeting HIPAA security requirements and other safeguards during this webinar.


Home Care Clinician Training for COVID-19 Testing

Under a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA), Iroquois Healthcare Alliance (IHA) and clinical faculty at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) are delivering web-based training for home health RNs and other personnel on COVID-19 testing procedures that can be conducted at home.

This complimentary training is open to all home care personnel in New York State whose scope of practice permits testing (i.e., nurses and respiratory therapists).

Learn more at https://hca-nys.org/testing.

A Virtual Senior Center for Your Home Care Patients

HCA Education and Research (E&R) and Selfhelp Community Services recently held a webinar to show first-hand a powerful, interactive Virtual Senior Center (VSC) platform open for all home and community-based clients to enroll. You can watch an archive of the webinar by registering here.

Selfhelp has already achieved incredible outcomes offering the VSC to its own home and community-based clients. Under a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, HCA E&R and Selfhelp are working to expand the VSC’s capabilities and invite home and community-based providers across New York State to enroll their own clientele.

Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Now more than ever, home health and hospice aides need educational supports. In the coming months, HCA is holding a series of webinars to provide aides with vital education on the following topics. Please be sure to invite your aide staff to register and participate. Note: there are no limits on the number of participants from your agency through your registered site connection. Below is the final session in the series.

  • September 10, 2020: The Aide’s Role in Caring for Patients During a Pandemic (led by Michelle White, DNP, RN, CNL)


No-Cost Workforce Training Available through Regional WIOs

No-cost trainings are available to your home care staff throughout the state of New York via the Workforce Investment Organizations (WIOs). Each WIO is approved by the state Department of Health to service one or more regions across the state through contracts with MLTC plans. The trainings are not only complimentary but they also offer the opportunity for wage replacements funds. HCA has created a special page linking to the various WIOs and their programs across the state.


Call for Presenters at HCA Education Programs

HCA Education and Research, the education arm of the Home Care Association of New York State, is seeking engaging educational sessions on timely, innovative and relevant topics for home health, palliative care and hospice industry professionals. Throughout the year, HCA hosts several signature events including our Annual Membership conference, as well as an array of educational workshops or webinars. If you are an industry expert and have an education program to pitch or feel you have some insights you can present as part of HCA’s education programming, please download our Call for Presenters form below for details on how you can participate in HCA education.




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