TOMORROW, Thursday, Aug. 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will offer a 2016 EHR Incentive Programs Requirements for Eligible Professionals webinar from 1 to 2 p.m., highlighting how eligible professionals can participate successfully in the EHR Incentive Programs in 2016 based on the criteria outlined in the October 2015 final rule. To participate, please register here.  To learn more, please see the What You Need to Know in 2016 Tip Sheets for Eligible Professionals and other resources on the 2016 Program Requirements page of the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.

The North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance (NCHICA) 22nd Annual Conference & Exhibition, “The New Healthcare Ecosystem,” is scheduled for Aug. 29-31 at the Omni Grove Park Resort in Asheville. The conference provides an opportunity to learn about the latest developments and best practices in health care IT, and network with your peers. To learn more and register, click here.

28th Annual Fall Foliage Cancer Conference, “Update on Melanoma and Gastrointestinal Cancers,” will be held Oct. 21-22 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. More information and registration available here.

The North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) will hold its 2016 Health Insurance Institute on Sept. 22-23, at the Sheraton Hotel, Four Seasons in Greensboro. Learn more and register here.

MAHEC, working with the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, The Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse and Project Lazarus: A Project of CCNC, is offering A Guide to Rational Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, an online education course. The course is designed for all prescribing health care practitioners who are interested in an overview of the rational prescribing approaches for persons with chronic pain disorders. It will fulfill the North Carolina Medical Board’s requirement of at least one hour of continuing education designed specifically to address prescribing practices for chronic pain management. The course cost is $15 for the first 6 months. Offers 3 hours of AAFP, AMA/AAFP Equivalency, and CDE;

NCTracks has Computer-Based Training (CBT) courses on a variety of topics available to providers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Anyone who is a registered user with NCID access to the NCTracks secure Provider Portal can access and take a self-paced course. A list of courses available can be found here and under Quick Links on the NCTracks Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Department of Healthcare Leadership and Management is offering the 19th Annual Healthcare Leadership Conference on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston.  Panels will focus on composition and development of our health care workforce.  The three sessions focus on: 1) Talent Management for Bench Strength Development; 2) Diversity and Inclusion and 3) Developing an Environment of Civility and Respect In Healthcare Organizations: Resources to Empower Healthcare Leaders to Identify, Intervene, and Prevent Workplace Bullying, Incivility and Disrespect. Learn more and register here.