On the Health Information Highway: More than meaningful use

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region
1750 W Polk
Chicago IL , 60612
United States
Jacqueline Leskovec is the primary contact.
Phone: 312.996-7634
Fax: 312.996-2226
Region: All

Description: Much ado has been made out of electronic health records (EHRs) in terms of meaningful use, the set of standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs that governs the use of electronic health records and allows eligible providers and hospitals to earn incentive payments by meeting specific criteria. The sometimes forgotten goal of meaningful use, however, is to promote the spread of EHRs to improve health care in the United States. Participants in this 4-hour workshop will review the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act; the anatomy of the EHR, and the expected and potential benefits of EHR data through lecture, hands on EMR practice and discussion.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
CE Contact Hours: 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours
Professional Competencies: Information Systems and Technology
Subject: Health Care Informatics
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, RML Offerings

Educational Objective: Participants will: • Be provided with an overview of the electronic health record (EHR), health information technology (HIT) and meaningful use (MU) • Experience a free online EHR • Discuss the riches and pitfalls of EHR/data • Discuss librarian roles related to EHR/data



I. Introductions and overview (0.25; lecture, slides and sharing)

II. The Road to EHRs (0.25; lecture, slides and sharing)

III. From HIPAA to HIX: US health care legislation (1.0; lecture and slides)

Break /Lunch (.25/1.0)

IV. Hands on! Free, online EHRs & PHR (1.25; lecture, slides and hands-on)

V. Data and the EHR (.5; lecture and slides)

VI. Making Sense of the Data (.5; lecture and slides)

VII. Wrap-up (0.25)
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Need for This Course: Classroom with projector; internet connection and PCs/laptops for participants to experience the online EHRs.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, and Hands-on Exercises.

Participant Materials: PowerPt handouts, suggested resources. Laptop with Internet access if not otherwise provided.

Facility Requirements: Classroom with internet access for/with PCs and/or laptops for hands-on EHR/PHR practice; projector

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