Wednesday, January 02, 2008

MSSNY Health Information Technology (HIT) CME Seminar Series 2008

Health Info Tech Seminars
Major Health Info Technology Programs for NYS

Physicians and office managers in New York State are urged to register early for the Health Information Technology programs being scheduled for the New York medical community over the coming months. Here are the coming date and locations:

* Albany Area… Saturday, January 19th at the Desmond Hotel at the Albany Airport. Click here to Register

* Lower Hudson Area… Wednesday, February 13th at the Marriott in Tarrytown. Click Here to Register

* New York City Area… Friday, April 4th at Park Central Hotel at Seventh Avenue and 56th Street Click Here to Register

* Central NY Area…… Wednesday, April 30 at the Double Tree at Carrier Circle. Click Here to Register

* Western NY Area…… Friday, May 2 at the RITConferenceCenter in Rochester. Click Here to Register

* Long Island Area… Friday, May 9th at the Huntington Hilton on Route 110. Click Here to Register

These day-long events are loaded with information to help the physician and office manager quickly analyze their electronic health record and practice management systems needs to make informed decisions on their next steps. In addition to briefings by physicians who have already made the change to electronic systems, attendees will also have the opportunity to meet information technology vendors, see system demonstrations and discuss their unique office needs.


Session II: How to Conduct the Critical Office Assessment and Workflow Review (.75 CME Category 1 Credit)

– Transition to Paperless Office and the Importance of Operational Redesign: define a ‘paperless office’; identify possible problems and solutions to complete the transformation to a paperless office; describe the benefits of a paperless office; how to develop a migration plan from paper to paperless office; describe the benefits of operational redesign; describe workflow problems and various approaches to analyzing them; present a workflow problem and diagram; and identify how the EMR will change the flow of patients in the office;

Session IV: NYS Medicaid HIT/HIE Strategy (.75 CME Category 1 Credit)

- Inform physicians of the HIT strategies and standards endorsed by the Medicaid Program and the roles of EHR and ePrescribing in relation to reimbursement reform.

Session V: How to Configure EMRs to Meet Quality Standards for Chronic Disease and Qualify for BtE and P4P Incentives (.75 CME Category 1 Credit)

– Use of Analytics and Reporting: inform physicians about the analytics and reports necessary for EMRs to enable them to comply with Disease tracking and reporting of results and measurements to agencies such as CMS and Bridges to Excellence and/or Pay for Participation Programs;

Session VII: How EMRs use Clinical Decision Support to Improve Patient Safety (.75 CME Category 1 Credit)

– Inform physicians of the importance of engaging critical components, alerts, and query report mechanisms: describes the importance of drug interaction alerts, out-of-range lab results; trending features to illustrate condition activity over time and querying of patient data base to locate and notify patients affected by drug recalls/warnings such as VIOXX, Avandia, etc.; and the significance of how participation in a community patient data exchange leads to additional improvements in patient safety and quality outcomes.


Taking HIT to the Next Level

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