Informatics, the Electronic Health Record, and the Chiropractic ProfessionContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/07/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)
In this presentation by Dr. Brian C. Coleman, DC, we seek to describe the importance of biomedical informatics as applied to the chiropractic profession, namely through the use of the electronic health record (EHR). We introduce the field of biomedical informatics, and subfields of clinical informatics and public health informatics, as they relate to the chiropractic profession. We discuss the types of data collected in the EHR, uses of these data in informatics applications, and the current state of the chiropractic profession with respect to EHR data. We identify the use and significance of informatics and EHR data as a vehicle for improving the chiropractic profession in three fields (academic training, clinical practice, and research) through health information exchange, data-driven quality improvement, and increased opportunity for interfacing and integration with other healthcare professionals.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Concussion: An Invisible and Confusing ConditionContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/12/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. James Lehman for a webinar which will discuss post-traumatic brain injuries with a focus on mild traumatic brain injuries & concussions, which frequently present to chiropractic physicians that care for athletes and patients injured in motor vehicle incidents. Individuals are usually not aware of their mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and often do not seek care. In order to enhance the discovery of patients with MTBI and the bloodless concussion, evaluation and management procedures will be presented that will enhance differential diagnosis. Online traumatic brain injury resources will be listed and strongly recommended for each of the attendees.
Chiropractic Inclusion in Public Health Service ProgramsContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 11/14/2019 at 8:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Dana Madigan for a webinar that will discuss public health service programs, specifically the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and National Health Service Corps. The mission, included health professionals, and history of inclusion of those health professionals will be discussed to add context for how chiropractors may also contribute to public health service programs. Specific outcomes, barriers, and additional public health service opportunities will be discussed. This information is directly related to legislation regularly introduced by the ACA in support of the inclusion of chiropractors in public health service programs.
How to Host a Payer ConferenceContains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 11/19/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Marcus Nynas to hear firsthand about his experience leading the Montana Chiropractic Association’s (MCA) effort to host a payer conference in August of 2019. Walking you through this case study, Dr. Nynas will explain the drivers behind the event, how MCA accomplished the project from soup to nuts, and how the content was developed to facilitate a productive conversation between providers and payers. Attendees will walk away with tools for creating their own interactive payer forums, as well as critical components of the information to present and educational resources that should be provided to payers in order to ensure a meaningful exchange of ideas for improving patient access to cost-saving care. This course is targeted towards those in state or regional leadership positions or those who have positions in which they are able to advocate for the cost effective nature of chiropractic care within insurance companies. Based on Dr. Nynas and MCA’s experience, hosting a payer conference offers an opportunity to create a dialogue with payers about the upcoming changes to health insurance plans and how to ensure better coverage for patients. Attend to gain valuable insights into how this approach can work in your state. This webinar is not for CE credit.
Best Practices for Evidence Based Management of Neck PainContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 12/10/2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)
In this course, Dr. Bill Lauretti will summarize the latest evidence-based management methods for patients with neck pain, drawing from the results of the recent consensus-based recommendations produced by the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify red flags that suggest neck pain is a symptom of a potential serious condition and learn to take appropriate action, and discuss the specific treatments that are widely accepted for chiropractic treatment of neck pain, and will learn the consensus for suitable treatment plans, including guidance on frequency, duration, and evaluation of treatment effectiveness.
Anatomy of an Insurance ContractContains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Event on 01/14/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Marcus Nynas as he walks you through the basics of understanding insurance contracts. Common items such as length of term versus an automatic renewal along with the pluses and minuses of each will be discussed. In addition, the terms for payment of a clean claim and the potential for this have important implications for the proposals of medical cost transparency legislation will be examined. Dr. Nynas will illustrate how to find the payment schedules, medical policies, appeals procedures, and other vital information contained in the contract. He will also share where to find in the contract how to discontinue participating in the plan. This webinar is not for CE credit.
A Common Link Between Alzheimer’s, Arthritis and Metabolic DisordersContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 01/16/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
This presentation by Dr. Robert Silverman, DC will explore the commonalities between Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and metabolic disorders. They can all be induced by systemic gut bacterial toxins. The pathogens involved in gut dysbiosis possess inflammatory toxins such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and cytolethal distending toxins (CDT). The release of these toxins in the gut opens intestinal tight junctions and degrades epithelial cells allowing for unfettered infiltration of LPS and CDT into the periphery. Once in circulation, the inflammatory LPS and CDT can travel throughout the body, opening the blood-brain barrier, inflaming joint tissues, dysregulating the thyroid, and initiating insulin resistance. This therapeutic opportunity applies to many of the patients seen each week. Detection of systemic bacterial toxins can guide an appropriate gut-healing protocol. Repairing and maintaining the intestinal barrier is a key component in combating many extra-intestinal disorders.
Mastering The Disc: Mechanical Assessment of the SpineContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 01/23/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Jonathan Michael Lesch, DC for a webinar which will examine the mechanical properties of spinal discs and how they are the predominant cause of pain in back and neck conditions. Dr. Lesch will discuss how to definitively diagnose the source of back and neck problems through various tests and evidence-based guidelines. He will then explore research which will help registrants better understand the mechanical functions and characteristics of a disc, including discussing issues like disc bulging, directional preference, obstruction to extension, and more. Finally, Dr. Lesch will then identify specific treatment plans which can both assist chiropractors in their treatment and education of their patients, and aid in patient self-treatment.
The Chiropractic Physician's Role in Return to WorkContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 02/11/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Our patients spend about 1/3 of their lives at work. Their most valuable asset is their income. When an injury or illness interferes with this facet of their lives, there is severe disruption in their lifestyle and ability to function normally. Since work is such a valuable part of most of their lives, your role in assisting them in the return to work is one of the most important components of their lives at that time. The goal of this presentation by Dr. Mark Williams, DC is to help you to understand the therapeutic value of work, how you can navigate the disability and workers' compensation worlds and best assist your patient return to the highest level of function possible.
Searching for a Definition of Advanced Practice in Chiropractic MedicineContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Event on 02/20/2020 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Join Dr. Christopher T. Arick, DC, for a webinar which will attempt to define "Advance Practice" in terms of the field of chiropractic. Advanced practice in chiropractic medicine stands as a progressive and evolving concept and credential within many health science professions. Advanced practice in health care is of interest in response to continued technological advances, increase complexity of health care, structural changes in health care delivery, and changing health care needs (Schober and Affara, 2006). These demands include the chiropractic medicine profession as a major health care discipline. Advanced practice chiropractic medicine has been prone to professional and political debate. However, to focus the intention of advance practice chiropractic medicine, a definition of its capacity and function within the profession and inter-disciplinary is required. This presentation will review the literature for the conceptualization and nature of advanced practice, acknowledge challenges for its development, and suggest its purpose-driven function in order to come to a recommended definition within chiropractic medicine.
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