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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Beyond the SEA – March 19, 2014 – “Hospitals – Meaningful Use, EHRs, Infobuttons, Medlineplus Connect and other E-resources”

TIME: 12:00N – 1:00PM

The webinar offers an opportunity to learn from two differing methods of how hospital librarians and their IT colleagues are managing the “patient-education” meaningful use (MU) measure in their hospital’s electronic health record system (EHR). Currently, the measure states: “use clinically relevant information from Certified EHR Technology to identify patient-specific education resources and provide those resources to the patient.”

Whether a hospital is in Stage 1 of MU or is migrating to Stage 2 in 2014, it is important to know that while the measure changed to include contextual relevancy, the intent is still the same.

The webinar will cover EHR demonstrations and discussions of infobutton technology relative to the physician clinical decision support information access (MU Stage 2, Core Measure #5) which improves performance on high priority health conditions and the patient specific-education contextual (MU Stage 2, Core Measure #10) components. The New Hanover Regional Medical Center will operationally demonstrate Core Measures #5 and #10. The SEAHEC speaker will explain how she is marketing and promoting MedlinePlus Connect to the IT department, in the hopes it will be placed within MyChart®. (Note: MyChart is a registered trademark of Epic Systems). With another approach, Novant Health will show the functionality of Medlineplus Connect within their EHR and patient portal using a patient encounter as an example.

By way of experiences such as these, hospital librarians and their leadership can understand the importance and value of increased librarian involvement with EHR implementation and optimization.

PRESENTERS:
Robert (Bob) Pietrzykowski, RRT
Coordinator, Inpatient Clinical Documentation Team
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Wilmington, NC
New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is a teaching hospital and a tertiary care center for a seven-county area. NHRMC offers specialty medical and surgical care and is one of 10 trauma centers in the state certified at Level II or above.

After a 20-year career as a respiratory therapist Mr. Pietrzykowski transitioned to the Project Team to build and implement Epic EHR at NHRMC. Currently Bob is the Application Coordinator for the Inpatient Clinical Documentation team, responsible for building and maintaining inpatient documentation tools used by physicians, nurses and other ancillary healthcare providers.

Donna Flake, MSLS
Library Director, SEAHEC Medical Library
Wilmington, NC
Ms. Flake successfully worked with the IT department of New Hanover Regional Medical Center to embed links for the SEAHEC digital library resources inside the hospital’s EHR. Donna spearheaded a library campaign fund, which has generated over $300,000. She received the MLA Mark Hodges International Service Award in 2009. Donna partners with medical libraries internationally and has published articles and made academic presentations to global audiences.

Mary Wallace Berry, MSLS
Manager, Library Services
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center – Charlotte, NC
Novant Health is an integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina with facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Ms. Berry is a Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and received the Medical Library Association Technological Innovation Award in 2007. Throughout her career, Mary Wallace has been a strong supporter of emerging technologies and access to information at the point of care. In 2011, Mary Wallace reached out to the physicians and information technology professionals developing the ambulatory EHR at Novant Health. Through her input, Medlineplus Connect was integrated as the patient information component of the Epic EHR.

What do you need to join these conferences?

• A computer (with Flash installed)
• A telephone

How do I connect?
Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea

• Enter as a Guest
• Sign in with your first and last name

Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone or call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.

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Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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