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Disparities Webinar Series: Session 3. #1 Step in Addressing Disparities: Collecting Self-Reported Data on Race, Ethnicity, and Lanuage (REAL)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

The Disparities Webinar Series, produced in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Solutions Center, is designed to help HSAG HIIN hospitals boost their capacity to address disparities in health and care. Disparity reduction is integral to efforts in quality and patient safety, and a CMS high priority for HIIN hospitals.

This webinar will focus on reliable capture of data on patients’ race, ethnicity, and language (REAL) as a prerequisite for understanding and reducing disparities. It will cover minimum standards for data collection, discuss challenges commonly faced by hospitals, and offer practical strategies for overcoming them and improving validity and reliability of REAL data collected in hospitals.

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Learning Objectives:

• Understand the importance of collecting self-reported REAL data from patients and the minimum collection standards.

• Identify common challenges and pitfalls in REAL data collection.

• Understand practical strategies and tips for improving REAL data collection.

Speakers: Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Deputy Director; and Karey Kenst, MPH, Senior Program Manager, at The Disparities Solutions Center. Their expertise and leadership has helped dozens of hospitals collect quality data on race, ethnicity, language and other social determinants of health, and develop disparities dashboards that stratify quality measures by race, ethnicity, and language.

Continuing Education (CE): Health Services Advisory Group, Inc. is the CE provider for this event. Provider approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16578, for 1 contact hour for each event. Pending approval. There is no charge for attendance of this event.

For questions, Contact Boris Kalanj, HSAG HIIN’s lead for Disparities at or 916.552.7694.