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Upcoming March Health IT and Quality Webinars from HRSA

“Using Health IT for Patient Safety,” Friday March 23, 2012, 2:00 pm (ET)

This webinar will highlight how health information technology (IT) can be used in safety net provider settings to increase patient safety. Each year it is estimated that 100,000 patients die from medical errors. The presenters will showcase their use of health IT to decrease drug errors through medication reconciliation, prevent adverse drug events, and increase patient safety through care coordination across settings.

Presenters include:

  • James B. Battles, Ph.D. Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Senior Service Fellow for Patient Safety and Medical Errors
  • Eric G. Gayle, MD F.A.A.F.P, Institute of Family Health
  • Dr. Steven Chen, University Southern California Associate Professor at the USC School of Pharmacy

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“Overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 NPRM for Safety Net Providers,” Friday March 30, 2012, 2:00 pm (ET)

In February 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed criteria for Stage 2 of the CMS Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.

This exclusive webinar will feature lead staff from CMS who will provide an overview of the Meaningful Use Stage II Proposed Rule, released in February with comments due in April. Staff will also be available to address specific questions from safety net providers. HRSA encourages all safety net providers to participate in this call to learn more about this proposed rule.

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The webinars are sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Information Technology and Quality.

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