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EPIC Webinar: Internal Audit's Role in Epic Initiatives

Internal Audit's Role in Epic Initiatives

Presented by:
Kevin DunnahooCISSP, HCISPP - Protiviti
Bryan Beaudoin, PMP, CPHRM, CHFP - Protiviti
Joe O'Malley, CHC - Protiviti

This presentation will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:00pm Eastern time (12:00 pm Central time). 
This is a FREE webinar for all AHIA members! Non-members - $49 or Join AHIA today to take advantage of this benefit!

Please Note: Registration will close one hour prior to the live event on Tuesday, October 8th. 

Session Description: 

These are challenging but exciting times for the healthcare industry and change is coming at a pace perhaps more rapid than ever before experienced. Healthcare organizations continue to struggle with effectively managing risk related to implementation and/or ongoing maintenance efforts associated with large EHR initiatives such as an Epic implementation/conversion. In this session, learn how Internal Audit can play a key role in effectively managing your organization's risk management efforts throughout this journey and how to identify and minimize the impact of the many risks you will undoubtedly face along the way. There is no wrong time for Internal Audit to be involved in these critical efforts. 

Learning Objectives:

Following this discussion, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how the role of Internal Audit is evolving during the digital age and the associated impact to Epic initiatives.
  • Describe the role that Internal Audit can play in effectively managing risk during a variety of Epic initiatives.
  • Discuss strategies for revenue optimization and clinical content auditing efforts during Epic initiatives. 

Program Level:

Field of Study: Auditing

Prerequisites: None

Who should attend: Professionals focusing on Internal Audit, Information Security, and/or Information Technology, as well as others interested in learning more about how Internal Audit can add value during a wide range of Epic initiatives.

Delivery Method: Interactive discussion using telephone and Internet technology.

CPE Credits: 1 credit

Speaker Bio(s):
Kevin Dunnahoo, CISSP, HCISPPProtiviti

Kevin is an Associate Director with Protiviti's national healthcare center of excellence and has more than eleven years of professional experience providing IT consulting and auditing services to his clients. Kevin is a key lead for Protiviti's Healthcare IT and Security services. Kevin has provided value to his clients through his insights and understanding of IT business processes, HIPAA and Information security regulations, business continuity, and IT audit. Kevin has co-authored various Protiviti thought leadership whitepapers specifically related to HIPAA compliance and enforcement and has also presented on Cybersecurity in Healthcare and HIPAA at various national and regional conferences across the US.

Bryan Beaudoin, PMP, CPHRM, CHFP - Protiviti

Bryan possesses nine years of healthcare strategy and consulting experience. Bryan specializes in health information management, project management, healthcare revenue cycle management, healthcare data analytics, and healthcare risk management. Bryan also has extensive experience in leading medical record audits across a wide variety of provider types. Bryan focuses on helping academic medical centers, skilled nursing centers, behavioral health facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, large health systems and community hospitals receive recognition for their quality of care, enhance their compliance with regulatory agencies, and to capture more appropriate revenue. Bryan has led projects in the areas of inpatient and professional services clinical documentation improvement and technology implementations. Bryan has also assisted health systems manage payor denials, CMS conditions of participation compliance, behavioral health revenue cycle optimization, post-acute care (IRF, HHA, and SNF) revenue cycle compliance, credentialing and contracting, as well as ICD-10 preparation. 

Joe O'Malley, CHC - Protiviti

Joe is a Manager in the Protiviti Chicago office and has nearly 10 years of healthcare finance and revenue cycle management experience, including experience in leading projects to maximize net revenue and significantly decrease revenue leakage through implementing best practices in clinical documentation, charge capture, denials management and accounts receivable reduction. Prior to joining Protiviti, Joe served as the Director of Revenue Integrity at Presence Health, formerly one of the largest Catholic Healthcare organizations in Illinois. 

Please Note: If you wish to receive continuing professional education credits for participating in the discussion, you are required to register and pay the registration fees. You will also be required to answer 3 of the 4 questions asked online during the discussion to qualify for CPE credit.

Cancellations received in writing within 7 calendar days prior to the discussion will be issued a full refund. No refunds for cancellations received within the week of the discussion. For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact AHIA at 888-ASK-AHIA (275-2442).

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10/8/2019 12:00 PM - 10/8/2019 1:00 PM