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e-News | August 2015

  August-i-love-itQuality Forum Partners In National Health IT Week

The Quality Forum is once again partnering to celebrate National Health IT Week. This marks the third consecutive year the organization has participated in the event. National Health IT Week (Oct. 5-9) is an awareness week held every year that brings together health care professionals and advocates dedicated to promoting the importance of health information technology in the U.S. This year’s theme is One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care. For more information about National Health IT Week, click here.
Quality Forum to Present at Greenway Health ENGAGE Conference (Aug. 30-Sept. 2)
Aledade Looks to Establish ACOs in Seven States: Healthcare Informatics (Aug. 12)
Health IT Advisory Council Formed: The Advocate (July 26)
Health IT Advisory Council Created by La. Agencies: Baton Rouge Business Report (July 8)
August-promo-matLaHIE Promotional Materials Available

Health care facilities across the state that participate in the Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) can now display their affiliation to the public. LaHIE window clings and counter cards are available by request. If your facility is interested in receiving either of these items, contact DeeAnn Broussard, LaHIE Client Executive, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2015-august-lapost-logo2LaPOST Nursing Facility Education Series

The LaPOST Coalition will launch a statewide project next month designed to educate nursing facility staff about advance care planning and the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) document. Beginning with a kick-off meeting Sept. 9 in Baton Rouge, the project will assist facilities with incorporating this planning into existing facility operations so they can become LaPOST Ready. The workshop will feature a special overview, educational videos and training materials for participants to bring back to their facilities. For more information and to register for the Baton Rouge event, click here. Additional meeting dates/locations will be announced in upcoming issues of eNews.