Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Physicians' IT Symposium: What it Means to be a Meaningful User

This year, the Physicians' IT Symposium is focusing on: What it Means to be a Meaningful User. If you've been following the discussions surrounding the HITECH (health information technology) provisions within the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), then you know that one of the key phrases is "meaningful use." What does that mean? How does a physician demonstrate meaningful use of an electronic health record system? Attend the Physicians' IT Symposium on February 28 and stay for HIMSS 2010 (March 1-4) in Atlanta, Georgia. You can receive CME (Continuing Medical Education) credit for attending, so maybe you should make this your CME trip for the year.

Here's a brief description of the  Physicians' IT Symposium

From the large organization to the small physician practice, this is a critical time for healthcare IT. This highly acclaimed symposium will examine planning, implementation, workflow, vendor guidance, and legal aspects of the EMR. Small interactive discussions will tackle the meaningful use criteria.
Symposium Educational Objectives - After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Discuss the meaningful use criteria related to aspects including patient privacy, clinical information exchange and public health organizations
  • Describe malpractice implications in using electronic health records, personal health records and health information exchanges
  • Summarize questions physicians should ask their vendor before implementing electronic medical records in order to comply with meaningful use criteria.
Will you be in Georgia next month?

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