Upcoming Educational Opportunities

SDAHO’s Convention Education continues this week by bringing you some hot topics on LGBTQ health care discrimination and an interesting perspective on our ever-evolving healthcare ecosystem. These sessions are part of the Convention education, but are also available to purchase individually outside of the package.

September 2, 11:00am – 11:30am, CST
Intentional and Unintentional LGBTQ Health Care Discrimination with Gregory Fosheim

In this presentation, Gregory will cover common LGBTQ terms and definitions as well as historical trends and statistics showing the impact that barriers to care cause the LGBTQ patient. He will also review conversion therapy ramifications, Section 1557 of the ACA pre- and post-Franciscan Alliance decision, electronic health records and coding for trans care and HIPAA requirements. Gregory will also discuss South Dakota bills criminalizing the provision of gender-affirming health care. More Info

September 3, 12pm – 1:00pm, CST
The New Healthcare Ecosystem with Tom Koulopoulos

What the COVID-19 crisis has made abundantly clear is that the current healthcare ecosystem is ill-prepared to deal with the type of healthcare needs that will be typical of the 21st Century. With an aging global demographic that will put more than half of the world’s population in the 60+ age group by 2060 the world’s real healthcare crisis has barely begun. The challenge isn’t advances in medicine, the threat of future pandemics, or our ability to develop new pharmaceuticals and therapies, but rather a healthcare ecosystem that pits payer against provider, forces gaming of the system, poorly orchestrated supply chains, and the enormous burden on providers to handle so many of the administrative aspects of healthcare. The best hope for healthcare is to rethink how to refocus every part of the healthcare ecosystem on what it is best at. More Info