Beyond Stage One Meaningful Use Education

May 8, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Marriott Denver Tech Center | Denver, Colorado

Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237


HIMSS congratulates those eligible providers who have successfully attested by demonstrating their meaningful use of EHR’s.  This in-person event will address some of the major Meaningful Use changes beyond Stage 1 criteria.  Our subject matter experts will provide you with the resources, tools, the guidance, and the practical know-how to continue on a successful path towards achieving Meaningful Use initiatives throughout 2014 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 Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs), in order to ensure and realize the many benefits which can be recognized in the Meaningful Use Health IT journey.  We will also offer a glimpse into local Health Information Exchange initiatives and Regional Extension Center services.


Overall Series Learning Objectives:

  • Review the CMS Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria that need to be implemented in order to achieve Stage 2 MU criteria and attest for Stage 2 EHR Incentives.
  • Discuss the Clinical Quality Measures required for Meaningful Use Stage 2, as well as new CMS reporting capabilities.
  • Discuss local initiatives, challenges and lessons learned through an interactive discussion featuring local subject matter expert

5:00 – 6:00 Registration and Networking Reception

6:00 – 6:30 Dinner Begins - Welcome Remarks

6:30 – 7:15 Session #1 - Overview of Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements

7:15 – 8:00 Session #2 - Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs)

8:00– 9:00 Session #3 - EHR Meaningful Use Initiatives: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Best Practices



  • Opening Keynote: Mark A. Levine, MD, FACP, is the Chief Medical Officer in the Denver office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  A quality improvement coach for the agency, he is active in developing and maintaining agency initiatives in clinical quality, payment reform, value-based payment and delivery system innovation. An alumnus of Rutgers College and Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Levine completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and fellowship in Clinical Immunology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Levine founded the Colorado Patient Safety Coalition.  He serves as Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health, teaching in areas of clinical geriatrics, quality, health systems and ethics.  Dr. Levine served for many years as a delegate to the American Medical Association and as member and past chair of its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, steward of the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.  Dr. Levine practiced general internal medicine in the Denver area for many years in a variety of practice settings; solo, small group, large group and integrated group.  He co-founded and developed a large physician group practice.  He has broad experience in managed care with service as an IPA and HMO medical director.  Through this varied, deep and practical knowledge and experience, he recognizes the many challenges and opportunities facing American health care in the evolution of safe, effective, timely, equitable, patient-centered and efficient medical care.

  • David Ginsberg is co-founder and President of PrivaPlan Associates, Inc. and is the Senior Advisor for CRHC’s Technology for Healthcare Excellence (THE) Consortium and the Regional Extension Center program we have delivered over the last two years. He has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry including expertise in managed care operations, IPA development, and physician-hospital strategic planning. Mr. Ginsberg has provided practice management consulting and outsourced services to hundreds of physician and allied health professional practices in his career and has practical real-time knowledge about the realities of compliance in the physician/provider sector. Mr. Ginsberg has maintained an active practice in compliance audits and consulting and is nationally considered an expert in electronic medical and health records selection, readiness assessments and implementation.
  • Tracy McDonald, is the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Coordinator at CORHIO.  In her role, Tracy helps Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and their representatives navigate the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program for the state of Colorado and the Colorado Registration & Attestation System. These efforts also include providing educational materials and targeted outreach to help ensure a successful program. Prior to her work at CORHIO, Tracy was the Health Information Technology Program Coordinator for the Colorado Rural Health Center supporting the Regional Extension Center program, which assists Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals reach Meaningful Use.
  • Heather Shull, MA, Program Manager, Colorado Immunization Information System, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Jennifer Souders, FACMPE, Hilltop Family Physicians
  • Erin Dormaier, BS, CHTS-IM, Program Manager, COREC
  • Alicyn Kaiser, PA-C, MMSc, Associate Medical Director Adult and Geriatric Services, Metro Community Provider Network
  • Jeff Messer, Director of Outreach and Development, CORHIO

Event Contact Information

Kerry Amato
Manager, Specialty Education
Professional Development
Direct Phone Number: 
Meaningful Use Stage 2, EHRs, CQM, clinical quality measures