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Technology Decisions for EHR Deployment


Whether you’re already meeting internally with your team on EHR adoption or remain unsure of how your role will be surely affected in the next 3-6 months (if not sooner), this is an essential event no matter what stage you’re at -- even if you don’t know where to begin!

On December 2, interact live with key health care IT and clinical thought leaders from across country in this one-day intensive seminar.

Garner insight from association leaders on federal mandates and future implications and learn about the latest updates in the EHR technology landscape, including:

  • 10 keys to a successful EHR install and adoption
  • Privacy and security safeguards and HIPAA compliance strategies
  • Methods to streamline your service lines
  • Best practices for utilizing clinical decision support tools
  • Quality measurement and reporting strategies
  • Techniques for wireless integration and the enabling of health information exchange
  • And much more!


Larry Garber, M.D. Medical Director for Informatics, Fallon Clinic

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -- Achieving Meaningful Use: 10 Keys to Successful EHR Install and Adoption

Garber brings over 20 years of experience and success in Medical Informatics. Learn how to:

  • Get buy-in from overworked physicians and staff
  • Prepare for EHR vendor negotiations
  • Implement an EHR without dropping productivity
  • Assess the effect on workflows after EHR implementation

Dr. Garber led the successful implementation of Epic’s Electronic Health Record system for the clinic’s 1 million visits each year, and spearheaded the development of interfaces to 5 regional hospitals, a home health agency, a reference lab, an imaging center, a quality data center, and a health plan. Dr. Garber is also the recipient of the eHealth Initiative's 2010 eHealth Advocate Award.

Uday Ali Pabrai Chief Executive and Co-Founder, HIPAA Academy

Session 1 -- Enabling a HITECH & HIPAA Compliant Organization: Addressing Meaningful Use Mandates & Ensuring Audit Readiness

Learn best practices for maintaining HITECH and HIPAA compliance during a time of rising audits, increased security breaches and HITECH’s meaningful use incentives for EHR, namely how to:

  • Step through a checklist for breach preparedness
  • Achieve meaningful use compliance for EHR
  • Ensure compliance with contingency plan requirements
  • Understand which security controls will work best for your organization
  • Ensure a resilient information infrastructure from vendor selection to implementation

BONUS: receive a take-home tool kit on Privacy Policy Templates

A highly sought after information security and regulatory compliance expert and established industry authort, Mr. Pabrai has successfully delivered solutions on healthcare information technologies to organizations across the United States.

Prashila Dullabh, MD Health IT Program Area Director, National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, Manager, National Resource Center for Health Information Technology (NRC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Session 2 -- Integrating EHR and Decisions Support to Meet Quality Measures and Achieve Meaningful Use

  • Analyze how EHR and data analytics can, and should, work together
  • Utilize your EHRs to improve clinical quality outcomes and facilitate reporting
  • Examine decision support system challenges and opportunities: A look back, and a look ahead

Dr. Dullabh has extensive experience in a number of health IT areas notably health information exchange, e-Prescribing and lab interoperability. She is currently leading the evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange Program for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and leading a separate project assessing how data quality in EHRs can be improved by patient-provider engagement. 

Robert Havasy Analyst & mHealth Strategist, Center for Connected Health at Partners Healthcare

Session 3 -- Upgrading Wireless Networks for Increased Image and EHR Data Traffic

The healthcare industry is undergoing a technology revolution as it struggles to process, manage and share explosive amounts of information. Mr. Havasy looks at the impact of mobile devices on data storage, capacity and transfer and assesses how to:

  • Analyze increased bandwidth needs for image data throughput
  • Understand how radiology, cardiology and other service lines use wireless to view image data
  • Enable HIPAA compliance through security and encryption
  • Leverage new devices such as the iPad and telemedicine to expand the continuum of care

Havasy is responsible for charting the mobile healthcare (mHealth) strategy for Boston's Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare System that is working to develop quality patient care outside traditional medical settings. Additionally, he oversees operations for Partners DiabetesConnect and Partners BloodPressureConnect, two patient monitoring programs that commenced in 2008.

28 Oct 2010
Dec 2, 2010, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)
Virtual Tradeshow

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