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Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

San Diego, CA

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Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers spotlights health technologies as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon and the transformational impact of these connected solutions on the U.S. healthcare system. This focus provides strategic insights into consumer engagement, care accountability, service innovations, and platform design to determine successful approaches in the deployment of connected healthcare products and services.

Four Key Areas of Focus:

  • Remote health monitoring for accountable care
  • Consumer-centric wellness and fitness solutions
  • Independent living technologies and services
  • Innovative virtual/convenience care models

Workforce Training for Health IT Professionals: Staying Current in the Changing Healthcare Environment

An ONC Webinar

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The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) will be hosting an informational webinar that features speakers from ONC and grantee communities providing an update on the Workforce Training Program for Health IT Professionals.

New health IT training programs are now available to help health care workers and others stay current in the changing health care environment and deliver care more effectively. These new sessions include online and face-to-face formats, and are customized to address specific health IT skills needed by physicians, nurses, care coordinators, health IT specialists and other healthcare workers.

At the end of the Workforce Training Program webinar, participants will be able to: 
• Understand the history and accomplishments of the Workforce Training Program 
• Identify how to access current and updated instructional materials to help healthcare workers excel in new environments 
• Recognize the value of the new components added to the Workforce Training Program 

Assessing Safety Risks Associated with EHRs

AHRQ National Web Conference

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During this webinar, presenters will discuss discuss safe use of electronic health record (EHR) systems, specifically, methods to evaluate the safety of computer provider order entry (CPOE) functionality. Presenters will describe updates to a CPOE evaluation tool that assesses safety-critical decision support alerts and discuss methods to identify ‘wrong-patient’ errors when ordering medications and tests. 

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this Webinar, participants should be able to: 

  1. Discuss the use of a CPOE evaluation tool to self-assess an inpatient EHR system for safety performance and planned refinements that aim to improve the tool.
  2. Describe the potential risk of providers placing orders in the wrong patient’s record when multiple patient records are open at once in an EHR system.

Presenters include:

  • David Classen, M.D., M.S.Chief Medical Information Officer for Pascal Metrics and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah
  • Jason Adelman, M.D., M.S.Chief Patient Safety Officer & Associate Chief Quality Officer, Columbia University

Moderator:

  • Ed Lomotan, M.D.Medical Officer and Chief of Clinical Informatics, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Target Audience: Health care researchers, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals

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