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Webinar: HealthIT: Health Information Exchanges & Blue Button Initiative

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 1:30-2:30 pm EST

Health IT for Medical Librarians: Health Information Exchanges & Blue Buttons

Register for free at http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

 

Intro:

Electronic Health Records are only one part of the complex Health IT picture. A larger issue is getting separate EHR systems to work together to connect disparate health information. In this webinar we will hear from two speakers who are involved in this challenge from different perspectives. Dr. Minakshi Tikoo from UCONN Health will be talking about the challenges of health information exchange in the state of Connecticut and some possible solutions. Simone Myrie from the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be talking about an initiative designed to help patients manage their own health information.

 

Presenters:

Minakshi Tikoo –

“Reality of health information Exchanges  and Interoperability – a Case study of Connecticut”

This talk will cover the following 1) a broad over view of HITECH Act, comprised of grants from CMS and ONC. 2) A summary of challenges with HIT (covering both HIE and adoption of EHRs) 3) A little dose of reality from the perspective of what it takes to implement and what the challenges are. Lastly, covering what might be some policy and or payment reform that might help.

Simone Myrie –

“Patient Empowerment via eHealth & the Blue Button Initiative” 

Summary of presentation: As policy changes continues to move our health care systems towards being digital, this presents exciting and new opportunities for providers to engage with their patients or their caregivers in a rich way. Find out how the Blue Button Initiative led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS and private sector supporters are increasing consumer access to their health information. Consumer ehealth is changing the way patients are able to manage their health and communicate and collaborate with their care teams. All however have a role in educating consumers about their right to access their information, how and the value it presents.

 

Extra! Extra! Health IT COI Recruiting!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
  • Interested in professional development and collaboration?
  • Want to keep up-to-date with trends in your profession?
  • Enjoy cultivating skills through group projects?
  • Looking for a way to connect with librarians with similar professional interests?

You’re in luck!  The Health IT Community of Interest is looking for a few good [wo]men.  Join this group for an intellectually stimulating safari through the veldt of Health Information Exchanges, the thickets of Meaningful Use and the ever-challenging question of how librarians can contribute.

We are working on a series of webinars to showcase these current issues.  New ideas welcome.  Give us your thoughts on other ways to promote discussion about this important topic.  We’re fun.  We’re friendly.  And we want YOU!

Please contact Jenny Miglus at miglus@uchc.edu or (860) 679-3200

 

HealthIT Webinar: Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians Step Up

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians Step Up

Date: October 29, 2014 – 2:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the HealthIT COI and UConn Health

 

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”     ~ Charles Dudley Warner

 

There is SO much talk about Health IT and EHRs and yet, how many of us can say we’re actively involved?  Attribute this to HIPAA, or politics or a silo mentality at many institutions, librarians are frequently frustrated by a perceived inability to get to the table and contribute.

 

This webinar features two librarians who ARE involved.  Tune in to hear how one describes ways to become involved and stay in touch with EHRs and hear the experiences of another teaching EPIC’s CADENCE application to employees working at the front desk of her organization.

Register here

 

Guest speakers include:

  • Dina McKelvy, MLS, AHIP, Library Manager for Automation and Planning at Maine Medical Center Library
  • Mina Davenport, MLS,CT, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Check out our upcoming webinars and also NLM NTC educational opportunities on our training calendar. Upcoming webinars include:

Technology Today: Ready, Set, Go!: Easy-to-use online tools to create effective tutorials
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 11 AM- 12 PM ET

Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET
Approved for 1 MLA CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization) credit

Hospital Library Chat: Partnership at the Point of Care
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10 – 11 AM ET

RML-NLM-MLA 2014 Update
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 10-11 AM ET (75 minutes)

HealthIT: Librarian Super Users
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 2 – 3 PM ET

Register on our training calendar.

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