This event is complimentary to all physicians!
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HIMSS congratulates those eligible providers who have successfully attested by demonstrating Meaningful Use of their EHR’s. During this in-person dinner event, experts will address the required Meaningful Use criteria and provide you with the resources, tools, guidance, and practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria and beyond. During this event, our experts will provide an overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria, as well as an in-depth discussion on successful patient engagement activities. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion on other Meaningful Use initiatives featuring local subject matter experts.
Event Learning Objectives
Review the CMS Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program criteria and updates required for attestation.
Increase patient awareness and engagement required for Meaningful Use through review of best practices and key activities.
Utilize interactive discussions featuring local subject matter experts for local initiatives, challenges and lessons learned.
5:00 - 6:00 Registration and Networking Reception
6:00 - 6:30 Dinner Begins
6:30 - 6:45 Welcome Remarks - HIMSS
6:45 - 7:15 Opening Keynote – Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Strategy Officer, Kyron Download Presentation
7:15 – 8:00 Session #1 - Overview of Meaningful Use Requirements
8:00 - 8:30 Session #2 - Patient Engagement
8:30 - 8:55 Session #3 - EHR Meaningful Use Initiatives: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Best Practices
8:55 - 9:00 Closing Remarks
Session 1: Overview of Meaningful Use Requirements
Speaker: Mark A. Parkulo, MD, Mayo Clinic Download Presentation
Early adopters of Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology has provided the opportunity for both eligible providers (EPs) and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to participate in the CMS EHR Medicare or Medicaid Incentive program. Many of these healthcare providers have recognized financial benefits and value from achieving Stage 1 Meaningful Use (MU) and attesting for corresponding EHR incentives. This session will provide an overview of the current program requirements and updates published as of the August 2014 final rule, as well as afford participants with the knowledge necessary to achieve the EHR Incentive Program requirements.
- Review the CMS Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, including criteria, purpose, timeline and updates.
- Discuss how to overcome challenges eligible providers and staff may face in achieving Meaningful Use.
Session 2: Physician and Patient Engagement
Speaker: Mary Griskewicz, Sr. Director, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS Download Presentation
Multiple forces for change in patient readiness to actively engage in their healthcare present many challenges for providers and other clinicians. During this session, subject matter experts will identify all of the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements associated with increasing patient engagement and awareness and the technologies that support those initiatives. In addition, attendees will gain insight into how to overcome barriers to increase patient engagement and successfully meet Meaningful Use requirements.
- Increase patient awareness and engagement required for Meaningful Use through review of best practices and key activities.
- Describe how the current technologies enable access to data, including patient portals and secure messaging.
- Implement practical solutions to help overcome challenges associated with provider and patient readiness to achieve Meaningful Use criteria.
- Review successful use of Health IT to achieve Meaningful Use criteria for patient engagement.
Session 3: EHR Meaningful Use Initiatives: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Best Practices
- Jacob Reider, MD, Chief Strategy Officer, Kyron
- Mark A. Parkulo, MD, Mayo Clinic
- Mary Griskewicz, Sr. Director, Healthcare Information Systems, HIMSS
- Julia Moore, Business Analyst, SMC Partners/eHealthConnecticut
During the Panel Discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive discussion with subject matter experts currently working on EHR Meaningful Use initiatives and share lessons learned and best practices regarding increasing patient engagement, electronic exchange of clinical data for transitions of care and public health reporting, patient privacy and data security.
The Physician Meaningful Use Dinner event is part of the Better Health Conference, a regional event focusing on advancing the movement towards a more engaged consumer of healthcare.
Bridgeport Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Bridgeport Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 credits toward the AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the various activities.
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate will be provided by Bridgeport Hospital as a CSMS CME accredited provider.